Did you take a childbirth class? Was it worthwhile? What did you get out of it?
I've done quite a bit of research on labor/delivery and what is normal and what could happen and the options for various scenarios. I feel like my technical knowledge is good, and I feel prepared, but people seem to think I'm nuts to not take a childbirth class. I talked to my OB and RN and neither found it odd that we weren't bothering. The only comment the RN had was that her patients have consistently agreed that BF classes were very good. We are taking classes to prepare for taking care of the baby, just not the birthing classes. My friends who have taken childbirth classes say that they did it to meet other couples or that the classes just gave them peace of mind. Those same friends said they were completely unprepared for the first week when the baby is home. I feel like taking birthing classes is almost stereotypical and not really the best use of my time. Am I crazy?