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Preparing for childbirth should be number one once you find out you are pregnant. Knowledge melts away fear - ignorance only leads to fear. Read all you can about childbirth and speak with your doctor or midwife in depth about any concerns or questions you may have. Take childbirth classes, subscribe to pregnancy magazines - many are free, and read through quality websites. You may even want to join with a pregnancy discussion board - as I've had very positive and educational experiences with these. All in all, education about pregnancy and birth is the best possible plan for a woman facing a pregnancy and the end result - birth. Especially for first-time moms, there is no substitute for what educating yourself can do for a positive experience from conception to birth.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|