Preparing for Birth
Preparing for the birth of your baby means more than packing your bag and waiting for your first contraction. You need to prepare your mind and body for the days ahead. Learn as much as you can about labor and delivery and options for managing pain. Establish a birth plan. Talk about your feelings. If you are delivering at a hospital other than Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, ask your healthcare provider where to call. And, at some point, pack your bag.