Mothers think about the future. Baby’s birth arouses strong feelings: joy, love, tenderness, fears and even anxiety.

Labour and delivery of a baby is a powerful physical and psychological experience and should be prepared for in advance. The actual labour and delivery cannot be planned or scripted, but one can prepare for the childbirth mentally, physically and by searching for information. A mother-to-be may think about the upcoming birth of her baby with fluctuating emotions and thoughts. At times she may be overwhelmed by insecurity, even impatience, and at other times she may feel overjoyed with focus on meeting the newcomer whom she can feel moving under her ribs.

These pages contain information about childbirth and information about contacting maternity clinic and childbirth-related services.