+ Increased confidence in labor and birth. 

+ Improved communication between          laboring families and their healthcare providers.  

+ Increased rates of breastfeeding. 

+ Reduced use of pain medications.  Increased satisfaction with labor and birth experiences. 

+ Reduced fear of interventions. 

+ Increased awareness of all options. 

+ Increased trust in birth location and provider.

DID YOU KNOW?

Evidence-based childbirth education is associated with:

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Education, Care, & Support for Childbirth, Parenting, & Beyond

Attendance at comprehensive childbirth education courses is associated with a significant reduction, up to 20%, in surgical delivery, especially for 1st time parents, even when other factors are controlled for.

Additional study data available from:

Chalmers & Kingston, 2009. 

DeClerq et al, 2007.

Enkin et al, 2000.

Morton & Hsu, 2007.

Stroll & Hall, 2012.