Friday, June 13, 2014

Do I Need a Childbirth Class?

Among all the things we have to think about when we are pregnant, whether or not to take a childbirth class is one of them. If you are wondering whether or not you should take a childbirth class, answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions. 

Have you given birth before?

Do you feel prepared to give birth?

Have you breastfed before?

Are you planning to breastfeed?

Do you feel prepared to breastfeed?

Do you have experience caring for infants?

Do you feel prepared to care for a new baby?

If you have given birth before:

Are you planning a similar birth experience as before?

Do you have the same care provider as before?

Are you giving birth in the same location as before?

Are you satisfied with your previous birth experience(s)?

Have you taken an independent (out-of-hospital) childbirth class before?

Have you had a natural birth?*

Have you ever given birth to THIS baby before?

If you answered "NO" to any of the above questions, I highly recommend an independent childbirth class. Here is why.

*If you answered "NO" to only the last question, and you have had a natural childbirth before, I highly recommend an independent refresher course.

Birth Boot Camp classes cover all of these topics and more! My next Birth Boot Camp series begins June 22nd in the Sugar Land area. I also offer refresher courses to those who have had a natural birth before.

Email me today at kkeen@birthbootcamp.com to start preparing for YOUR amazing birth!