So you peed on the stick, and (SURPRISE!) - You are pregnant!
The first thing that most women and couples do next is nail down their care provider and maybe an early ultrasound. Then comes baby registries, nursery designs, and baby shower invitations.
But a step that is becoming increasingly popular is researching childbirth education classes available. Is this a necessity?
As a mom of two babies and pregnant with our third, I would raise my hand with a resounding "YES."
In our culture, unfortunately, birth is a hidden wonder. We seem to only hear about the horrors that await a pregnant mommy and soon to be daddy. Rarely has a couple trying to conceive and start a family witnessed the birth of a child. The births they have seen (straight from the wonderful world of television) are adrenaline filled, full of screaming, and drama, and somehow the father always passes out or is portrayed in some other negative light.