(Closed) Consider Birthing Classes: What You May Learn

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m commenting because I can’t read this all right now, but I really want to! Thanks for taking the time to share all this! 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Great info Megz!  We just signed up for our classes for Jan 25.  Just out of curiosity, how did things go with your MIL?

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Posting to find this later 🙂 great post!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@megz06:  Great info! I have been going back and forth on taking a class. I have already signed up for a breastfeeding class and a waterbirth class for the end of January, but I’m still deciding if I should take a general birth class. I tend to learn better and absorb information better when I read it for myself and have been reading a lot of books, but maybe DH would benefit from going to a class with me. Unfortunately it’s really expensive to take the general birthing class at the birthing center i’m going to. I guess I better make up my mind soon. 

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@megz06:  I have no idea how I missed this post, it is SO TRUE!

Birthing class is a great way to get an idea of what may work for you and also gives you information on how labor and delivery work.Birthing class is not taught by a hippie who only wants you to have an unmedicated birth and makes you practice breathing for 7 hours.” <—-THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS!

I was SO worried it was going to be a giant hippie-dippy fest. And it WASN’T. It was SO helpful!

And my DH was SO into it! Which surprised me, too. He whined and whined when I signed us up, but within the first hour or two he was TOTALLY into it! (Though he still doesn’t want to watch the crowning portion of the event)

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m actually thinking of skipping out on the hospital’s general childbirth class now.  It’s $75 and I’m afraid I won’t get $75 worth of learning out of it.  I’m not interested in learning about the stages of labor and what medications they offer and all of that general stuff since I’ve been doing a lot of reading. 

I have Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and The Birth Partner.  Does anyone know if you learn much more than what is in those books combined with general online reading/videos?

They have a $30 Natural Childbirth class I’m thinking of just doing instead.  You’re supposed to take the general one first…but I don’t think they have any way of checking that.

I’m on the fence on basic child education (like changing diapers, etc) and breastfeeding classes.  Isn’t that something they show you at the hospital and/or are available after.  It seems breastfeeding help/classes might be more useful once the baby is here.

Anyone take any of those?

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