The Best Beginning Choices Family Design your delivery A Special Experience
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  • Visualize a healthy and safe pregnancy.
  • Understand that bonding with your baby begins at conception.
  • Communicate with your unborn child.
  • Use proper nutrition.
  • Stop detrimental social habits (drinking, smoking, etc.) for the child's safety.
  • Interview your doctor.
  • Attend child-birthing classes.
  • Learn about your hospital's protocol.
  • Seek a hospital with home-like settings.
  • Consider whirlpool baths.
  • Delivery room atmosphere: soft music, dim lights, loving attitudes?
  • Study pain management, from epidurals and massage to Trend Epidermal Nerve Stimulator (TENS) units.
  • Choose which Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) rooms you will use.
  • Allow the newborn to stay with the family/mother after the birth.
  • Choose a doctor who will help get father and siblings involved.
  • Water birth
  • Use of IVs
  • Use of Enemas
  • Use of continual or intermittent electric fetal monitoring
  • Episiotomy
  • Use of forceps
  • Cesarean section