Are they really necessary? I'm a FTM and was looking at the available classes at my hospital of choice and started thinking, am I really going to benefit at all from this?? It's not expensive so that isn't an issue i'm just wondering if it's really worth the time. When you are in labor, are you really stopping to think, "now what did the instructor say about this? honey, would you mind getting my notes out so i can remember how to breathe?" But, if it IS worth it, i've already got the website up to register. Also, for those who will be taking classes, when are you taking them? I was looking at end of April, first of May time frame????