September 2012 Moms

Childbirth classes-which one?

I am definitely planning on taking a childbirth class. My hospital offers 2. The first is a 3 hour abbreviated class ($50) that discusses the lingo, timing contractions, stages of labor, pain management, Cesarean birth, postpartum recovery and newborn assessment. The longer class is 8 hours ($100) and includes everything offered in the abbreviated class, as well as comfort measures and relaxation techniques, patterned breathing, and labor positions. So my questions are: which one would you take and why do you think it's the better option? TIA!
BFP #1 on 6/23/11. Missed m/c. D&C on 8/18/11. BFP #2 on 1/1/12!EDD=9/13/12-Hang on baby! image

Re: Childbirth classes-which one?

  • hmp1hmp1 member
    My class didn't spend 4 hours on the items listed in your longer class, maybe an hour total. If you plan to labor naturally for as long as possible, go for the longer one.

    James Sawyer 12.3.10
    Leo Richard 9.20.12 

  • The first one. The medical staff is going to take your hand and you through the process anyways while you're doing it. I'd rather spend the time/money on a "newborn/baby care" class or a "bfing" class. 

    BFP #1 via IUI ~ L (Fatal Birth Defect) 4/7/10
    BFP #2 via IUI ~ m/c
    BFP #3 via cancelled IUI ~ C (2lb 3oz; HELLP) 5/16/11
    BFP #4 via the natural (free!) way ~ E (8lb 11oz) 9/13/12

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  • Ditto Damabo. If you have to pay for a BFing class (and you plan to BF), I'd rather do that. 
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  • I would take the longer class b/c personally, those additional topics you listed were the most important to me & ended up being the most beneficial in my L&D.

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