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

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: At what point did you take a childbirth class?

    1st trimester

    Early 2nd trimester

    Late 2nd trimester

    Early 3rd trimester

    Late 3rd trimester

    I never took a birth class

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @regberadaisy: hahaha

    isn’t that crazy!?! I’d love to take the classes at the hospital but just can’t justify the cost (and the cost of us missing work to go) at a time where we’re buying breast pumps and monitors and strollers and carseats… and as of July 1 this year, our health insurance changed and we have a deductible, where we didn’t before.. :/ 

    Maybe I’m a little to optimistic but i’m hoping that between the few classes we’ve taken and everything we’ve read up on, when nature takes over, we’ll be okay. Hey- and if not, medical intervention is available. 

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    The benefit to taking the class later in your pregnancy means it may be more fresh in your mind.  However, the benefit to taking it a little earlier — say, late in your second trimester — is that you have time to practice your breathing exercises, and in the unlikely event that you deliver early, you’ll actually have a chance to finish the class.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    my doctor told me she recommended her patients take them in the second trimester, since that is when they feel the best and have the most energy.

    we have not looked into classes yet though, and I am almost 14 weeks.

    Post # 20
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    You might call the hospital and ask what they recommend; mine recommended we start the childbirth series in late second/early third tri.  I was about 34 weeks, I think, when I started mine, and I finished the series of 5 classes two weeks before my due date.  Perfect!

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    @rachiecakes: 
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