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June 4th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Will you sign up for any baby prep classes? Have you toured your hospital, if not will you?
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June 4th, 2011, 11:33 AM
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No. I don't think I'll sign for any this time. Last pregnancy I signed up for the big brother class for my oldest... it included a refresher for us (it had been 7 years) and a tour of the hospital. Andrew really enjoyed the big brother part, even though we missed the last class because Jacob decided to come a month early. I think it's a good idea for first time moms and dads... dh always got more out of the classes than I did... mainly because I'm on the internet reading things all the time
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June 4th, 2011, 11:58 AM
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The hospital that I am delivering at offers a lot of classes. I am planning on taking one that is 5 classes in one and ends with the l/d tour. I am really excited.
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June 4th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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I will definitely be taking a few classes. We both need a crash course and I think it'll make me feel more confident.
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June 4th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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I'm thinking about taking a few classes..I don't need a tour of the hospital, I'm delivering at the same hospital I gave birth to Aidan at! I like the hospital just wish their recovery rooms were a LITTLE bigger!! but oh well!! the delivery rooms are nice!!
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June 4th, 2011, 09:13 PM
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I took a ton of classes with DD breastfeeding, baby prep, hospital tour, lamaze. I didn't really like the breastfeeding class, it was informational but I didn't really learn much I prefer just meeting with the lactation consultant. I need to set up a time to tour the center we are planning on doing it after the anatomy scan hopefully they won't be to busy.
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June 6th, 2011, 01:34 PM
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We are taking a prenatal course through public health. Which reminds me I have to call them to get my course dates again. lol
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June 6th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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I did sign up for the breastfeeding class since I didn't BF DD and I'm really wanting to. I will do a tour as well, but that's probably it.
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June 6th, 2011, 02:56 PM
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I would really like to take a breastfeeding class. I had a hard time with my DD latching on but I really wanted to her to have breast milk so I pumped and bottle-feed her. I hope this one will go smoother.
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June 6th, 2011, 02:57 PM
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No classes this time around and I have seen all there is of the birth center.
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June 6th, 2011, 03:06 PM
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With DS, we paid a doula to give us private classes. The childbirth class at the hospital was a 6 week session, and with DH's schedule, he couldn't be with me at 4 of the 6 classes...the doula came to our house, when the time was good for us, and went over everything in 2 classes. She also met with me right before my due date to go over breastfeeding and was available for me to call/text with any questions during and after labor, and after we got home for breastfeeding (she wasn't available to actually be my doula though because of something going on in her family)

This time, I won't be taking any classes since I will likely be having a scheduled c section this time, and I just quit nursing DS in November '10. I will be touring the hospital and meeting with the lactation consultant though, since I'm delivering at a different hospital this time.
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June 6th, 2011, 03:44 PM
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My local twins club does a preparing for life with twins class that I think DH and I will take.
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June 6th, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Last time we took the childbirth class, breastfeeding class and an infant care class. DS is only 13 months, so it is all still pretty fresh! I am going to meet with an LC before delivery to try and see if I can do anything extra to prevent low milk supply like I had with DS. But other than that we are skipping the classes.
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