Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Childbirth Class Options

One thing I really recommend for expectant couples is to take a childbirth class series. I took the standard hospital class with my first child and noticed most how the class focused on hospital routines rather than getting through labor without interventions. It is my opinion that childbirth classes are best taken outside of the hospital, if you have access to independent teachers. Some hospitals do offer Lamaze classes, and those may be an exception.

Here are some options:

Lamaze Classes

Bradley Method

Birthing From Within

International Cesarean Awareness Network (may be able to provide referrals)

HypnoBirthing

2 comments:

  1. I did not take any classes - not the hospital ones or any others. :)

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