I know there is a lot of discussion regarding the different class options. Bradley, Hypnobirthing, Hypnobabies, Birthing from Within, etc. All the classes in my area are $350-400 and are 6 week sessions 3 hours a piece. My husband said he would be however involved as I want him to be, but honestly, he's really going through something (emotional) and doesn't want to do anything at all besides work (very demanding job on his feet all day with 3-4 hour commute), eat, and watch TV. I am hesitant to put any additional pressure on him at all, but want him to be informed about birth.
That being said, I can't make up my mind about classes. I really don't want to go through hours of nutrition classes with Bradley and really just want pain management techniques. Also, a lot of these classes imply judgement if you feel pain and don't end up giving birth on a bed of roses while orgasming (I never knew that was possible). I am thinking I could buy the Hypnobabies CDs, do private hypnosis with my therapist (who is covered by my insurance), and then how should I inform my husband on any nuances?