I'm due Feb. 2nd and haven't had a chance to sign up for a birthing class.

Tanitra - posted on 12/10/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Now it's too late since nothings really offered during the holidays. Any suggestions? Do you think prenatal yoga would help prepare me?

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Angela - posted on 08/21/2009

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Anything prenatal will help you prepare. Be with other mommies, or soon to be mommies getting in that vibe will prepare you emotionally and mentally and even physically. Prenatal yoga would be awsome. Lots of straints, and stretching can be challenging. I'm 30 weeks and its hard to lift my leg to put it in my pant/shorts, socks and shoes. So stretch properlly. Call your local Public health and see what they have available.

Andrea - posted on 01/24/2009

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Our hospital offered a 8 hour "crash course" which was great! We learned a lot about a lot of things and the woman who taught the class was focused on each topic but still made it seem not like "school" and open for questions and discussions. I would suggest it to anyone! What I got most from the class was clarification of what I already "knew" and I feel more comfortable.

Tanitra - posted on 01/23/2009

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Thanks for the info! I found a 2-week intensive class that I just completed last weekend. He's stiiiiill not here yet but then again, neither is my due date. :)

Meag - posted on 01/23/2009

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Also if you have any other pregnant friends offer them a ride and the company :) hahaha



 



I didn't want to take one, I thought ok push on contractions yada yada.. as long as I kept watching "A baby story" I'd be set to go... wrong!!!! They are very helpful and even have me considering natural childbirth now (never thought THAT would happen!) good luck! And look up everything you're curious about on youtube

Veronica - posted on 12/14/2008

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If you want to learn about natural childbirth and working with your body (even if you end up getting drugs its good to know about) read "Husband Coached Childbirth" even with no husband, and no coaching, it explains the stages of labor, what to expect, how to relax. ITs also called "The Bradley Method" and you can google it for more info.

Tanitra - posted on 12/13/2008

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Thanks so much for your help! I think I'll sign up for a class in January even though it's late and take a few yoga classes.

Dayna - posted on 12/12/2008

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I didn't attend a birthing class with my 1st. The nurses at the hospital were great with helping me breath and all that. Plus getting an epidural after my water broke helped relax me. Before labor though I did watch breathing technique videos on youtube. They also have websites that are specifically for birthing techniques.

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It's never too late to attend a birthing class. With my first pregnancy I was due the middle of November and attended a class about 2 weeks before my due date. If you can't get into an actual class, try calling the hospital to see if you can at least have a tour of the birthing floor. It helps to be able to picture where you'll be delivering your baby. Good luck! You'll be fine!

Donyale - posted on 12/10/2008

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Hi,



I'm due on 2/26, and just barely made it into the January birthing class at the hospital. Have you looked into other hospitals or other organizations?



If you still can't get into anything, I will say this: we just had the hospital tour last week, and the nurse giving the tour gave me the impression that they will give you all the info you need during labor and afterwards. True, it's not the same as an actual birthing class, but I wouldn't panic if I couldn't get to one.



I have a great prenatal yoga dvd by GAIAM, http://www.gaiam.com/product/media-libra..., although I don't use it as regularly as I should, I think it will definately help you.



Best of luck to you and your baby!

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