Birthing classes can help prepare you for labor, but they can also come with fears and anxieties about the birthing experience. For this reason, it’s important to do your due diligence and find out about which methods and techniques are out there, and go with whichever one speaks to you. When choosing a birthing class, it’s important to have information about the instructor, the course material, and the techniques used during the class. Cost of the course is also a factor for many people. Consider these tips if you’re considering participating in a birthing class.
1. Do your homework and choose wisely
Lamaze, Bradley Method, Hypnobabies, Birth Boot Camp, Alexander Technique, Birthing from within, Birthworks, The Pink Kit Method, your local hospital birthing class, or a birthing center—how do you choose? Today, with so many birthing methods out there, it can be difficult to know which is the right one for you. Read up a little, watch a few videos, and find the one you connect with the most. If you’d rather not choose, and you’re looking for an overview and the basics, go with a class at your local hospital. They tend to be the cheapest anyway, so, win-win!