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When is it considered "pushing it"?

Question for you ladies. I'm almost 18wks and I'm starting to sign up for all my classes so I can make sure I have a spot. My question is how close to my due date should I sign up for a class and when is it considered "pushing it" This is my first baby so I expect to be ither right on time or around OR past due since thats what I hear normally happens with the first. I'm due Nov. 13th.  Would a Child Birthing class on October 23rd be considered too close??? With a breastfeeding class followed right behind on the 25th. Or should I schedule one earlier? I am the kind of person that plans WAY ahead and I'm just wondering what you ladies think or WWYD? TIA :)
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Re: When is it considered "pushing it"?

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    Everyone is different, but I had DD 2 weeks early. I think it's always better to be safe than sorry I guess. I would plan the classes slightly earlier.
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    Generally your first comes on time or a little late. However, there are so many circumstances to consider and so many things that can change the course of your pregnancy that it's obviously impossible to predict. I personally would not want to wait until it was that close to take the classes, but if it is all that works with your schedule go for it. I would like to have classes done with at least a month left. The paperwork my Dr. hands out has that as a general guideline.
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    Thank you. There are several classes on the schedule. The one on the 23rd was just a Sat class and all in one instead of 3 seperate classes. I was second guessing because I myself thought it was alittle too close to my due date because there was no way of telling but I just wanted another opinion. I still want it fresh in my mind but not too far apart. Thanks so much I have another date picked because i was going to talk to my Dr about it next week. :)
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    I guess it is based on personal comfort. For me I would say that it too close to the due date.

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    I'd see if your doctor has a suggestion. My doc said we should be done with labor classes by 34 weeks. We had a 2-weekend class and were finished at 33 weeks. There were a couple more classes we had after that, but the labor class was done by then. I think the latest our other classes went was 36-37 weeks.
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    Most labor classes aren't a one-time thing, and some last for a few weeks...at least they do where I work.  We have moms sign up by 32 weeks, so at least you get some of it if you go into pre-term labor...which CAN happen on your first baby.  The other thing is...when you get 37-38 weeks, its fair game...you can go into labor anytime and no one will stop you.  And when you get that far along, sometimes the last thing you want to do is go to classes.  Just a thought...
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    I had DS 6 weeks early, I missed all of my classes that I had signed up for, I would sign up for things around 28-30 weeks.
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    I have been told NOT to start before 30 weeks, but to definitely start by 32 weeks.

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