3. Sign Up for a Birthing Class
Most likely your hospital will offer an array of classes to choose from, and a birthing class should be one you don’t miss. Personally, I tried to avoid it at all costs because I knew I would end up traumatized by the videos and embarrassing breathing techniques. But in the end it was the best thing I could have done for my husband and I. Even if you are planning an epidural, you will learn all about the stages of labor, how the baby progresses, and what you can expect as a woman in painful labor. Don’t miss out!