#1: Pregnancy and birthing resources
My sister is having her first baby and I'm looking for some good resources to send her. I know that she wants to give birth in a hospital but she is talking about wanting to do it without an epidural and she's scared of the possibility of tearing. I know that there are things that can be done to help avoid both (of course, I know tearing can happen, but I've heard of techniques to reduce the risk). Being her older sister, I really want to help arm her with all the information she needs to make a birth plan and help her get the birth experience she wants (of course, there are no guarantees, but I want her to have lots of information). Does anyone have suggestions? I know she wouldn't be open to a home birth or anything like that, so anything too "granola" probably wouldn't be too appealing to her (although, I'd be interested for future reference) TIA!