For first-time expectant parents, prenatal classes are invaluable. Labour and birth is often faced with anxiety, even fear, by first-time expectant mothers. Prenatal classes help pregnant women feel empowered, that they know what to expect. This takes away the mystery and makes a positive birth experience more likely. Women are encouraged to bring a support person to the classes - often, this is the baby's father, who can learn a lot of helpful information he can use.