Going into the birth feeling informed and knowing your choices is a great start. It won't be possible to plan everything but you can have planned ideas around what you'd like to happen.
It may not be possible to completely plan how your birth experience will unfold but our aim is to give you the best advice on what could happen and what choices you have to make the birth the best possible experience for you. Here you will find information on the stages of labour, the pain relief options available to you and much more.
Understand the pain relief available and other coping strategies to manage the pain.