No I didn't do any classes tallulahbelle - I'm not sure why but both my births have been that way, I feel like I don't have the energy to make noise or do anything but breathe and focus. The ipod helped heaps though. I was listening to adele for most of it and her voice is really calming. smile
I have a friend who screamed so loud that the nurses in both the wards could hear her! I just think that doing that keeps you way too alert and focussed on pain - you need to be able to get yourself to that other place in your mind that makes it all ok.