Childbirth classes help build your confidence in your body’s ability to give birth. Classes are highly recommended for all first time parents. Parents and support people learn what can be expected in labor and birth. Instructors teach you relaxation techniques, labor positions, and comfort measures. You can discuss your fears and desires about labor and birth with the instructor and other couples. Topics covered are important for all expectant parents, no matter where you choose to birth your baby. Learning what to expect during each stage of labor can reduce fears and prepare you for the journey ahead.