Child birth classes are designed to provide expectant mothers with information so that moms are prepared for labor and delivery. Every woman will have a different labor and delivery experience, but the techniques used to help minimize pain and prepare a mother for labor are similar.
I remember when I was a first time mom, I didn’t feel that I really needed to attend a child birth class, I had it in my mind that I was going to have a natural birth and knew how to breathe. I thought that was all that I needed to know. However, my mom urged me to attend a child birthing class and I was able to learn some information on the different types of pain management that is often used during child birth. I attended a class that was provided by the hospital; however, today mom’s have a wider variety of information at their finger tips to help them prepare for their baby’s arrival.
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only. All opinions reflected in this post are my own.
What type of information do they provide during a child birth class?
The topics that are covered in your child birth class may vary from the class that I took. The instructor during my child birth class covered:
- Hospital Policies
- Different Types of Birthing Methods
- How to Tell If You are in Labor
- Where to Go if you Think Your in Labor
- How to Breathe Properly Through Contractions
- Pain Management Options
- Basic Breastfeeding