Thursday, April 16, 2009

Childbirth Class #1

Tonight Gabe and I had our first childbirth class at the hospital we'll be delivering at. It runs for 4 weeks, 2 hours each class. There are 2 women teaching the class-both I believe are RN's. The one was very good-I liked her a lot. She started off class talking a little about the women's anatomy so the fathers could feel our pain during pregnancy. Then she talked about the first stage of labor and the 3 phases involved. We watched a video on that too. It was informative-mostly about the types of contractions you'll have and how they differ as you progress. The other woman was a little obnoxious. She had this nasally voice like nails on a chalkboard and she ran the second half of class. She focused more on breathing and relaxation techniques. We only did two breathing styles and she had us do a relaxation piece at the end. Her part of it was just ok-her voice was more distracting than anything! The crazy part about class is that there are 10 couples. Out of the 10, 8 of them are having boys!! One is having a girl and we are the only ones who haven't found out. The one couple having the girl is due the same day as me. Talk about throwing off statistics! Wow! We'll see what next weeks class brings...

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