Area couples learn birthing techniques before the baby arrives and can gather together for playgroups after the big event. Clock­wise from top left: Meng Zheng and Qi Li of State College (due Dec. 21), Amber Yarrish with 13-month-old Tristan of Bellefonte, Kody and Brandon Bowden of Centre Hall (due Dec. 14) and Lindsay Puhlman with 8-month-old Ruslan of Pleasant Gap. 16p3.jpg