Denise 25 Xavier 28.04.06
Rachel & baby Toby, born 11/07/05, Sydney
I too think they are worth it esp if you are like me and had no real contact with babies before having your first one. It is a real eye opener and prepares you so you know what to expect when it comes to the birth and afterwards (incl feeding etc).
4 lovely munchkins DD 10/03, DD 03/05, DS 10/06 &
it was for 1 day (about 5 hours) and they showed videos of live births and got us to try different birth positions and ways partners could help relieve the pain... however I did not use any of tips given...
I wished that they showed me breathing techniques as that was all that I could concentrate on to try to ignore the pain, but the class I went to said breathing techniques were outdated and so they didn't show it to us. Plus they did not show us how to look after a baby once baby was born...
My friend went to antenatal classes spread over several weeks, held for a couple of hours each Monday and she got a lot more out of her class than I did, and she paid the same price. So I guess you have to do your homework and find out which class would benefit you more.
Does anyone know of good breathing techniques? I am due again in February next year.
To teach is to learn twice
Joanne,SA, 1st time mum to Ryan 7/11/05
It was also good to be with other mums who are due at the same time as I don;t know a lot of people with babies. I think the main thing that will come out of the class will be the contact with them as we all battle the early days of parenthood. It will be good to compare and share.
I think it truely was worth it
Leanne, NZ, Ella age 2 & Sam age 6months