Coverage of pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum recovery. We will discuss the anatomy and physiology of all the phases of labor and birth. You and your partner will learn many invaluable tools for each phase that will help prepare you for a positive birth experience. You will gain an understanding of the medical interventions that may be encountered including medication and anesthesia options. (This course places equal emphasis on natural methods and medical interventions.) We will help prepare you for all the steps of birth from knowing when to leave for the hospital to taking care of yourself after birth.