Labor and Delivery Class for 2nd timers

Tracy - posted on 01/02/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )




Did you take a L&D class for first delivery and did you or do you plan on taking one for the 2nd?


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Charlene - posted on 01/04/2011




I did go to a class with my first but didn't go for the next 3. I did a lot of reading on l&d and felt that the knowledge I gained helped get me through the hard parts, knowing what to expect.

Terra - posted on 01/04/2011




I didn't even take it for the first. Always meant to but never had the money or time. :)

Heather - posted on 01/04/2011




I did the first time mainly for my husband. I would not do it again. Just because the info does not change. I also do labor and delivery as a nurse everyday. So I probably already know too much. If you have a new partner though it might be helpful for them.

Medic - posted on 01/02/2011




I didn't take a class for either...I already knew what I wanted and my dr didn't even recomend one because he knows how I am. I had a great expierence with both births and don't think a class would have changed a thing.

Theresa - posted on 01/02/2011




I didn't take classes for any of my babies' births. I did just fine with each, all natural, no drugs.

Amelia - posted on 01/02/2011




I didn't attend a class due to not being able to line up one with my husband and I's work schedules. Won't take one for the second baby either since we have been through labour once already.

Bonnie - posted on 01/02/2011




I attended a class for my first child. It was nice to experience it, but I don't really think it did anything for me.

Keshia - posted on 01/02/2011




we signed up for them but in the end decided we didnt want to sit through the class I was really worried because everyone was telling me how bad it was going to be but it really wasnt bad the nurses were really nice I soaked in the bath up until I had my son and it really helped to dilate faster and ease the pain the nurses said alot of women reccomend it

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I went to the class (it was held on one saturday) and found it a little useful but like Amy I had done a bucket load of research before so I knew most of the information they gave me, I feel it helped my hubby more than me because he is a visual person and needed the demonstrations the midwives gave. I am 16 weeks pregnant again and will not be re-taking it I already know the information and don't need a refresher (my son is only 15 months old).

Amy - posted on 01/02/2011




It didn't help a darn bit for the first one, so there was no way I was taking it for the second. Most of the information they gave I already had researched on my own.

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I did for my first because it was my first and I wasn't sure what to expect exactly. I aglad i did because I had to make quite a few decisions during my labor and it helped to be prepared but I am that type of person too. We are currently pregnant with baby number two and I dont plan in taking another course. I know this one will be a c section again.

Lissa - posted on 01/02/2011




I went to National Childbirth Trust classes with my first. I was only 17 and felt people in general thought they could push me into certain things because I was so young, so I decided to be as prepared and informed as possible. I didn't go to any with number 2 and 3.

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