So, our first childbirth class was this past Wednesday night and what a lovely experience! Chris and I have decided to use the Bradley Method for the birth of our child, and we’re pretty stoked.
In a nutshell, the Bradley Method is a husband-coached childbirth method that focuses on a positive, natural birthing experience that gives the mom-and-dad-to-be skills and strategies to overcome pain and anxiety during labor and delivery.
The class was made up of 6 couples, of which I was pleased to learn, we are not the latest due. Another couple is due January 24th, and another is due February 10th (as compared to our January 8th). I was also happy to see that I’m not the only lady who isn’t yet sporting a fashionable “bump.” Out of the 12 people in attendance, 5 are special education teachers – how funny is that? It’s a special ed class… hah… get it?
Ok… moving on.
The instructor is a sweet young woman, about my age, who has two very young children of her own, and also teaches yoga. I’m super excited about this because I’ve practiced yoga for the better part of 12 years now and I just know she’s going to throw some yoga stuff into the class. I love yoga.
We also learned that another couple in the class lives near us, and are also working with the same Midwifery group that we are. And, and, AND!!!! The husband is special ed teacher – how excited am I right now? You tell me:
Our babies are totally gonna be best friends.
I should probably stop. I’m starting to sound like a stalker…
Anyway, the class concluded with a few exercises that Chris and I (mostly I) have to practice on our own. We also have to read the workbook, the textbook, answer questions, and track my nutrition. So, it’s like homework for having a baby. Who knew?
That’s alright though… one day very soon it will all be totally worth it.