Friday, November 6, 2009

Childbirth Education and Epidurals

The following is a link to an article about whether or not you should take a childbirth education class if you are planning to get an epidural. I know West Penn Allegheny Health System offers a class called Birthing With An Epidural. I observed it one time and I am not really sure what the point of it was. Magee also offers a Meet the Anesthesiologist Night but I'm not sure about a separate class about epidurals. This article explores the reasons to still take a class.

You Tube Video About ICAN

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to providing evidence based information to expectant mom's. I am thinking about starting a local ICAN chapter in the near future because I think the Pittsburgh Area would greatly benefit from it. They also have forums on their website where you can go and talk to other mom's about your experiences. This is a video that explains ICAN.