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lemon.extract 01-25-2013 12:32 PM

Birth Class
So there is really no way that my husband and I can make birth classes. I work in the morning, husband goes to school in the morning and then works in the evening.

Are there any good books or videos that we could watch that would take place of a class?

You Tell 'Em 01-25-2013 12:45 PM

Re: Birth Class
Hypnobabies has a home study course :thumbsup:

lemon.extract 01-25-2013 12:58 PM

Re: Birth Class
I have been looking into hypnobirth but to be honest there website turned me off; made it seem way to out there for me.

Tris 01-25-2013 01:02 PM

Re: Birth Class
Check out Ina Mays book and The Birth Partners Guide to labor :) I've never done birth classes, its not how I learn effectively.

lemon.extract 01-25-2013 01:24 PM

Re: Birth Class
What Ina Mays book? I believe she has written more than one.

DesertRat 01-25-2013 01:45 PM

Re: Birth Class
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (the best book, IMO)
Husband Coached Childbirth
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth (thought this was very informative)

lemon.extract 01-25-2013 01:56 PM

Re: Birth Class
I have read "the thinking womans guide..." and half way read "natural childbirth the bradley way".

Thanks for the suggestions!

You Tell 'Em 01-25-2013 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by lemon.extract
I have been looking into hypnobirth but to be honest there website turned me off; made it seem way to out there for me.

I use it for the relaxation techniques mostly during pregnancy. With my last birth I didn't follow any of the stuff they talked about but I knew the process (labor wise) and had my mws there for the later stuff (I would say what I felt and asked if it was normal :giggle:). Otherwise we never took a class or read any books :blush: Hubby is pretty hands off anyhow for me when it comes to birth stuff, he's just not as passionate as I am, lol.

aaiya 01-25-2013 04:58 PM

Re: Birth Class
How about Never tried it (I'm a HUGE hypnobabies fan, myself) but heard about it.

twinpossible 01-25-2013 06:45 PM

Re: Birth Class
I also agree with Hypnobabies and Ina May but I can also say that we have a similar situation but add in almost 2 year old twins! We were able to find a 4 hour one time Sunday class with the topic of "Coping with pain and the role of the birth partner". I think it will be very helpful! Maybe you can find a class like this in your area?

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