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Preparation for childbirth and parenthood

The experience of childbirth and parenthood is an unknown adventure, which results in major changes to your life. 

1 min to read Dec 13, 2017

You will adapt better if you and your partner prepare yourselves emotionally, physically and practically for what lies ahead. Research has shown that realistically prepared families, with an adequate support system, usually adjust well to the task of parenting, tend to have healthier babies, are happier and have more successful relationships.

Keys to success

  • Information.
  • Skills.
  • Support.

Your response to labour will depend upon…
• Coping skills mastered.

• Individual goals and expectations.

• Type of labour.

• Progress of labour.

• Individual pain thresholds.