(Closed) At what point did you take a childbirth class?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: At what point did you take a childbirth class?
    1st trimester : (0 votes)
    Early 2nd trimester : (0 votes)
    Late 2nd trimester : (3 votes)
    20 %
    Early 3rd trimester : (8 votes)
    53 %
    Late 3rd trimester : (2 votes)
    13 %
    I never took a birth class : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have not taken mine yet but I’m thinking early third. I know at my next 18 week appt they will be talking to me about childbirth classes.

    Also, look on your hospital’s site for when the classes are offered.

    Post # 4
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m registered to take classes this January when i’m about 8 months along.

     

    Post # 5
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    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would go ahead & look at what is available & when. Alot depends on what kind of classes you’re looking at taking. Natural birthing classes like Bradley & Hypnobirthing are usually over 12 or more weeks, & they may not have one available throughout the end of your 3rd trimester. Plus the aspects of them can be continued to be practiced…. It’s never too early to start learning techniques.

    Post # 6
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    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We didn’t take a class – at our hospital it’s almost $1000 to take their childbirth classes and the classes are all at times where one of us would have to take time off from work. Between the expense of the class and having to take work unpaid, we figured it’d be best for us to look elsewhere and save the money for baby-related things that we need. 

    We have been going to free seminars and classes at Babies R Us, Isis, etc. Also have a video class on the iPad that we’ve been watching, read just about every book under the sun… I love my OB, we both have the same approach that we don’t want c-sections or episiotomes but if they’re necessary, so be it. Hope this all works out for me! 😉 

    Post # 8
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    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    (also – why does it link BRU in my post?? I did NOT do that… hmm)

    Post # 9
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    2547 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I started going about 32 weeks I believe. It was just an evening class, once a week, for four weeks. I went with my fiance, and there were many other couples there. it didn’t focus so much on technique, as the bradley does, but on what to expect, how to make a birthing plan, and got the men really involved. I really enjoyed it because I really think it helped my fiance understand what to expect, and what was normal, since he doesn’t like reading(he loses focus quickly). He was incredible in the birthing room, and I definitely give a little credit to those classes. Plus it was always very group orientated, so it kept things interesting, and we got a tour of the hospital.

    I remember this one lady told me she thoguht the whole idea was cheesy, and I was like, ” Well we did it, and I’m super glad.” That shut her up pretty quickly!!!

    Post # 11
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    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @regberadaisy: I read in another thread – someone was posting about something heated and someone commented that their post looked fishy because there were links in it. But I’m not fishy – promise! – and low and behold, somehow a link got added in my post without my doing… what.is.up.with.that?!?

    Post # 12
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    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @rachiecakes: I had this happen on the bottled water thread too! It linked Netflix! And if you go over the link it says “Shoplink added by Skimword” haven’t a clue what that is, but definitely wasn’t expecting it!

     

    (okay sorry for threadjacking)

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I read a book about childbirth (The Best Birth) and watched a bit of the DVD it came with (a taped childbirth class), but never went through the formal thing.  Everything went fine and I was calm as a cucumber!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @rachiecakes:

    OH no, I was actually reacting to your childbirth class cost! Sorry I should have clarified.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    The Bradley classes we took were 12 weeks long so we started them late 2nd

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