We will start off with a great list of things mothers should know about giving birth. I particularly like #5.
It is missing “Take a really good childbirth class” but these are pretty good ideas for what to do when you’re due.
Privacy and choosing your birth team carefully are both important for a smooth labor. I would add to these suggestions that you turn off your cell phone and don’t post to social media that you are in labor to avoid having a million calls and texts interrupting you or uninvited family members showing up at the hospital. (It happens!)
I liked this explanation of cervical dilation (and everything else the cervix does, too!)
Today I have a lovely birth video from my friend Sarah Boccolucci a birth photographer in Denver Colorado. I hope you enjoy it!