(Closed) Missing/skipping a childbirth class?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well, as long as it’s not the delivery one!! Laughing

Post # 4
335 posts
Helper bee

Women have been birthin’ babies before anyone considered making a “class” about it.  If it’s totally about childbirth, you’ll be fine.  In the end, your body knows what to do… unless you’re going the medical (possible inducing, and epidural) route, then the doctor knows what they’re doing.


Post # 5
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@iheartnerds:  I think getting away with your hubby is more important than 1 class in the long run. Enjoy Myrtle, and you can ask someone else in the class what you missed. 

Post # 6
7768 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t want to miss a class, so I know how you feel.  Our childbirth class is just one long day- and then we have several other classes (breastfeeding, postpartum care, caring for newborn, and an ob hospital tour), but I wouldn’t want to miss!  Can you rearrange the get-away to not have to miss?

Post # 8
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly, I didn’t really get a whole lot our class (we had a one day extended class), since I’m been the crazy pregnant lady researching everything already.  There were a few useful hints and tips, but a whole of things, I had already heard or read.  That being said, DH did get a lot out of it, because he hasn’t been doing much reading/research as I have.  I think you’ll be ok missing a class. 

Post # 10
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@iheartnerds:  We did the one-weekend class. Honestly, like PP mentioned, the classes weren’t all that beneficial but it does help to be in a room full of people doing the same thing that you are ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
847 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@iheartnerds:  Nothing will prepare you for the screaming agony of childbirth. Go to Myrtle Beach. 

Post # 13
232 posts
Helper bee

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@BridieBea:  This. Absolutely.

Hang out with your hubby.

I went to one very long class and it was actually really basic. They had snacks, which was nice, and I got free diapers at the end but otherwise… eh, I could have just read What To Expect over again. I skipped the breathing/childbirth classes though. I thought it might be fun but I didn’t really have the time for it, and I don’t know anyone who got much out of them anyway. Plus, my hospital does this mandatory class for all new parents before they can leave with the newborn, and if anyone had any questions, that pretty much settled it.

I think childbirth and parenting is going to be crazy and new and surprising no matter how many classes you take. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
6350 posts
Bee Keeper

Go to Myrtle Beach.

I took the classes (plus hypno birthing) and well they were informative, I would have much preferred a vaca! Once the baby is here, you’ll be sharing your husband (and vice versa) with the baby.

What hospital did you chose? You can PM me if you don’t want to post it.

Post # 15
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I found the classes insanely helpful, especially for DH. I knew a lot of the stuff already, but it was doubly helpful to hear it from a person and to be able to ask questions. Plus we did some practical things, like practicing breathing and changing a diaper and feeding positions and swaddling. Really, DH got the greatest benefit from it. I would try not to miss a class. I’d go either after the class ended or for the 6 days between two classes.

Post # 16
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I say spend the time with your hubby. I didn’t go to one single class over anything. Not one! Though I know they can be useful I just didn’t see a need to gor for myself. I took to the internet and my doctor for questions. I delivered my baby just fine ๐Ÿ™‚ It will be a while before you can escape with your husband after the baby, so take advantage if you have the chance before! Congrats on baby to be ๐Ÿ™‚ 


ETA: I don’t want anyone to think I’m discouraging classes, just that it won’t hurt if you miss just one!

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