Consider Birthing Classes: What You May Learn

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  Wow!  I’m so glad you posted this unbiased information 🙂  I learned a great deal in my birthing classes as well, but I couldn’t have summarized it as well as you have.  I think the takeaway is that whenever you have a question, ask your doctor or the delivery hospital as policies and procedures do vary based on location as well as provider.

Good luck girl- you sound well prepared!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@megz06:  I’m commenting so I can come back and look at this later. Awesome information! Thank you so much!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@megz06:  Thank you for posting! We’re still TTC, but I found this very useful. Hopefully soon I will need this information 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Awesome and informative post.  Thanks Megz!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

this is a bit of a tangent, but i think we’re both so lucky to have DHs who are very excited about the birth and the baby. I use a couple of forums and there are some sad posts about husbands who are basically indifferent to the pregnancy and process, at least until the baby actually arrives

my hospital gave  atalk on epidurals and i feel a lot happier about having one. Like in your talk thye said that theyve never had a case os paralysis. They aim to reduce pain by 50-70% but not make you completely numb and in mine you can have it any time from 3 cm. Ill hedge my bets with some breathing exercises too but i think thats the direction im heading

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Thanks for posting!

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Thanks for posting! I, for one, am a planner and a researcher so have always been excited about birthing class. But it’s great to read about such a detailed first-hand experience.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@megz06:  Wow sounds like you learned a ton- that’s awesome!! I think being well informed is the way to go as well:) Your hospital sounds great- makes a huge difference when giving birth and recovery!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow… this is such an amazing, well-spoken post. I learned a lot and actually want to take a birhting class now! Well.. whenever we get pregnant, that is 🙂 Thanks for posting!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@megz06:  That’s great!  I am wanting to go to some classes.  Did you just take a general class or a natural birth one? 

One of the hospitals around here offers a general class and a separate natural birth one.  The general class is a requirement for for the natural one.  I thought the natural one might off more tips in that direction but maybe the general birth one does too?

I don’t really want an epidural as I’d like to be able to walk around but I’m open to it if it’s that bad.  I just feel like I should be able to get through it without, since women have been doing that forever!  Obviously I don’t know much about childbirth so that’s why I’m interested in the class.  I did pick up a book to read so I’m going to do that before signing up. 

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