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Childbirth Classes: Do You Really Need Them? This Will Help You Decide!

Expecting a new child is an exciting time! With a new life comes new responsibilities. Picking out a name, choosing a crib, deciding on a car seat, and decorating the nursery are a few of the many new items on your to-do list. With all of those time-consuming tasks, who has time to take weeks of birth classes?

In short, birth happens to be one of the most transformational events of our lives. You want to be prepared for the best day of your life, don't you? Well, preparing for it takes time. You can't expect to just show up and make confident decisions on the spot with limited background information and no outside preparation. Do athletes show up to the Olympics with no prior training? Heck no.

Just as if you were to prepare for an athletic event, you should take time and energy to prepare for birth. Taking childbirth classes can help you get ready physically, mentally, and emotionally for your big day. Remember, you are training for the event of your life. You deserve the best possible preparation.

What are the benefits of childbirth education classes?

  • Builds confidence: Childbirth classes teach you about the process of birth and all the normal and not so normal variations that come with it. You will learn the terminology, how to interact with your birth team, what your options are, different labor scenarios and many other things that will boost your confidence in yourself and your decisions. Best of all, you will have confidence in your body’s ability to give birth.