I've gotten lots of comments asking if I thought the birthing class we went to last week was worth it.
So, let me tell you what I thought :)
When I entered my third trimester, I started getting nervous. Nervous about childbirth. Nervous about doing everything right when the baby arrives. Nervous about breastfeeding.
This is my first baby, so being nervous is very common I'm sure.
So, I decided to calm my nerves I would be as prepared for the arrival of our baby boy as I could.
There is a lady at our church who is a baby nurse. For weeks, every time I saw her she would ask me if I've registered for classes yet. I told her no..there was so many options. Which ones do I need to take?
Her answer: ALL OF THEM.
I always figured we would take birthing classes, but then after talking with her I was positive we should.
I signed us up for 3 classes.
1. A childbirth class.
2. An expectant parents class.
3. A breastfeeding class.
Last Saturday, we went to our first class: Childbirth.
Y'all, I learned SO much.
Here are just a few of the many topics we covered:
process of labor
induction of labor
what to pack in your hospital bag
We also got a tour of the hospital which was AWESOME!
I feel much better knowing where everything is & seeing what the rooms I'll be in look like.
& yes, we watched THE video.
Was it bad? Yes & no.
It was gross. I felt a little overwhelmed.
BUT, I'm so glad I watched it. Now, I know what to expect. I CAN DO IT! :)
I have to say after our first class, I am SO happy we went.
We learned so much and had a blast.
I have a better understanding of childbirth. I feel much more prepared!
We have another class this Saturday. The "Expectant Parents" class.
This class will be about infant care, safety, CPR, & surviving the first few weeks.
I'm really looking forward to it.
Then, our last one is in February. The breastfeeding class.
I'm really ready for this one, because I know ZERO about breastfeeding.
So, do I think the birthing classes are worth it?
ABSOLUTELY. If you are expecting and you can go, do it! You will leave feeling much more prepared and ready! & it's fun too :) The hubs & I had a blast!