Childbirth classes are an important part of preparing for birth. While some people take them in order to learn how to give birth, as a teacher my philosophy is more to help people unlearn what they've learned from television or scary stories from other people - in short - to help them rediscover what they already knew. But that doesn't mean that all classes are alike. In fact, what you will learn in my class might be very different from what you learn in a class taught at a hospital or birth center or someone's home. It will vary from childbirth educator to childbirth educator. Some of that will depend on the childbirth method that the teacher has chosen to train under or align with (if any), while other times it depends on the employer, location of the classes of intent of the content. In short - buyer beware. Know what you're getting yourself into. Know what you're looking for in a class, but also be open to the fact that sometimes you don't know what you need from a class. Here are some helpful hints:
- Which Childbirth Class is Right for You?
- Bradley Class Overview
- What do moms say about Bradley Classes?
- Lamaze Class Overview
- What do moms say about Lamaze Classes?
- ICEA Class Overview
- What do moms say about ICEA Classes?