“They are not on their own,” said Dr. Jennifer Condon, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.
“They’re on their partner’s side.”
“I am in a position to say they’re not on the same level as people who are in labor, but they are on their side.”
Dr. Condon said she’s seen several mothers who are very excited about the birth and are already having conversations about it.
But for many, the birth itself is the highlight.
“They’re talking about their baby and what the baby looks like,” said Condon.
“There’s no question in my mind that they have a really good baby.
That’s a really important part of having a baby, so I think that’s a great thing.”
But Condon cautioned that many expectant moms are overwhelmed by the whole experience.
“We’re really looking for comfort and trust in each other,” she said.
“The reality is that there’s a lot of anxiety.
The most important thing is to get in a good position.””
People feel a lot more comfortable and relaxed after the birth, especially if you’re a woman who is expecting,” Condon added.
She said some expectant women feel anxious after childbirth.
“But for many of them, they don’t feel that way at all,” she added.
“It’s a little bit of a relief to know that they’re going to be there for the rest of their lives.”
While the birth process is stressful, the process itself is a time of great joy for many expectants.
“I feel that I have more life,” said Jennifer Gentry, who was born healthy on Sept. 5.
“I have a wonderful future ahead of me.
It’s been a blessing to be here.”ABC News’ Jennifer DeMarco contributed to this report.