Ten Tips for Taking Charge of Your Maternity Care

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A top ten list from Childbirth Connection of things to know or think about as you advance through your pregnancy and birth.

“Good support goes a long way to help you cope with the physical and emotional challenges of labor. Continuous labor support from a knowledgeable companion like a doula also has surprising health benefits. Such support has been shown to decrease the chance of a C-section, the need for pain medication and feelings of dissatisfaction about the birth.”

Note: Although this resource refers to women throughout, the information applies to all pregnant and birthing people.