(Closed) Child prep classes

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i haven’t taken any childbirth classes, but i would say weeks 21-25 might be better if that works for you guys. i’m just under 25 weeks and trying to choose a class right now (we are aiming for a one-day accelerated class for the same reason – weekly classes in our area just won’t work with our schedules plus i don’t want to be too big and uncomfortable by the end of them).

Post # 3
Member
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i haven’t taken any childbirth classes, but i would say weeks 21-25 might be better if that works for you guys. i’m just under 25 weeks and trying to choose a class right now (we are aiming for a one-day accelerated class for the same reason – weekly classes in our area just won’t work with our schedules plus i don’t want to be too big and uncomfortable by the end of them).

Post # 3
Member
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i haven’t taken any childbirth classes, but i would say weeks 21-25 might be better if that works for you guys. i’m just under 25 weeks and trying to choose a class right now (we are aiming for a one-day accelerated class for the same reason – weekly classes in our area just won’t work with our schedules plus i don’t want to be too big and uncomfortable by the end of them).

Post # 4
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1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m in the (a) option and by no means have any desire to take child prep classes right now.  I’d take them later.

As an aside, our hospital doesn’t allow anyone to register for classes until they are 30 weeks and you aren’t allowed to register for the full hospital tour that includes the pre-registration until 33 weeks.  Make sense to me.

Post # 5
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1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If your hospital doesn’t care how far along you are to take the class, then I’d go with the first choice. I really liked to get things done early. We did our hospital tour in October and I wasn’t due until March!  

Post # 6
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921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i took bradley classes cus someone told me they were the best and boy did i waste my money.

Bradley classes in a nut shell:

eat healthy

excercise

your baby will come out mentally retarded if you dont do any of this or get an epidural…

 

ya thats what i was told….300 bucks for THAT

 

every class will tell you to eat right and light excercise but for the record i ended up NEEDING an epi and my baby came out just fine and now shes too smart for her own good…take that stupid expensive over rated teacher lol

Post # 7
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

What your hospital offers is very different from most child prep classes that I know about. I’d do it sooner rather than later while you’re still early in pregnancy and feeling okay.

You also want to get it out of the way, too. I went to do paperwork and the hospital tour one afternoon (a week before my due date), and ended up going into labor the next am; before the nurse who did my paperwork had even gone home!

Post # 9
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our hospital told us when we can take the classes  based on due date, We are going to a one time class at the start of week 33, they tried to push me off until the following month, but then they realized that it might be cutting it a little too close.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We went when I was 7 mos. Ours were free. It was nice getting some of the info early (because ours including breastfeeding classes) so that we could buy things with a little more guidance (breast pumps, different kinds of nipples).

I think going 30-33 would be fine but I’m 35 weeks getting pretty uncomfortable.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@cr6zy: I took Bradley Classes and they really helped me deliver my first baby because I knew what was happening with my body as did my husband. Yes, some of the stuff I choose to ignore, but they really did help me. I’m sorry that you had such a bad experience.

We actually took both the hospital class and Bradley Class. The hospital was no help as it didn’t really talk about what was happening with my body through labor; however, the OP’s class seems like it’ll be a lot more than mine.

Whatever you choose, good luck on your delivery.

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