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February 26th, 2013, 10:18 AM
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I just signed up at my hospital for my childbirth and breastfeeding classes. I'm going through the hospital because they're free of charge. My childbirth class is March 23 and my breastfeeding class is April 13.

Any other FTM signed up for their classes yet, or are you waiting until closer to your DD?
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February 26th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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I never did classes with my first. Let us know how it goes.'
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February 26th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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I also never did any classes with DD.
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February 26th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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i do plan to take each of these classes through my hospital as well, since they are free...at my next monthly apt (march 18th) I will be asking my doctor about them
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February 26th, 2013, 10:49 AM
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I did them when I was pregnant with M. I did an infant CPR class as well. It was all useful. Though I am a big overresearcher so I didn't learn too much that I didn't already know. But I learned some stuff and got familiar with the hospital and their policies and that was really good too.
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February 26th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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I took classes through my hospital with my first. A lot of it was information I already knew but a lot was breathing and relaxation techniques that really came in handy when my epidural failed.

Let us know how they go!
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February 26th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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I did an infant CPR class as well.
Oh yes!! and this I will be doing for sure. I have always been CPR certified...but I will make sure to take the infant refresher course!
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February 26th, 2013, 12:22 PM
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I will be doing the breast feeding class (thanks for reminding me to sign up! ) I want to do the childbirth class, but my hospital offers 2 options, one saturday 8 hour class or a class that meets once a week for 6 weeks for 2 hours. The class that works for me doesn't work for my boyfriend (and I don't know how I feel about an 8 hour class) and the class that works for him doesn't work for me because of work. So i don't know what to do about that. Has anyone else gone to one of these things by themselves?
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February 26th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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I just signed up today! I signed up for a baby basics which covers newborn care and first aid, and a childbirth class. I'm debating the breastfeeding class....all the women in my family have breastfed so
I think I can probably get by without it. I wish my hospital was free of charge! But I am so excited anyway
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February 26th, 2013, 03:11 PM
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I will be doing the breast feeding class (thanks for reminding me to sign up! ) I want to do the childbirth class, but my hospital offers 2 options, one saturday 8 hour class or a class that meets once a week for 6 weeks for 2 hours. The class that works for me doesn't work for my boyfriend (and I don't know how I feel about an 8 hour class) and the class that works for him doesn't work for me because of work. So i don't know what to do about that. Has anyone else gone to one of these things by themselves?
I might end up going by myself for the same reason. DH and my work schedules don't always cooperate.
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February 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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I just signed up today! I signed up for a baby basics which covers newborn care and first aid, and a childbirth class. I'm debating the breastfeeding class....all the women in my family have breastfed so
I think I can probably get by without it. I wish my hospital was free of charge! But I am so excited anyway
Our childbirth class is supposed to cover baby basics, and first aid, child birth and registration...I think that's everything, the nurse was talking fast and I was still trying to write down the directions to the classroom. LOL I'm hoping this class will make DH a little bit more confident about the idea of a baby...he's never even held a baby before.

I will def. tell y'all how the classes go. DH is wondering if he'll be the only dude at the breastfeeding class. The nurse made it sound like partners come (she asked who was coming with me), so I'm assuming the other dads do go? Something to ask at the first class I think...
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February 26th, 2013, 05:24 PM
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I plan to take the 1 hour breastfeeding then there 2, 2 hr classes for childbirth I am taking. These are through the hospital and are not free. I wish there was a baby cpr/first aid are and infant class too but there is not. Not sure if I will be by myself or if SO will be able to come.
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February 26th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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I did all 3 classes my hospital offered last time, Lamaze, breastfeeding, and newborn parenting. I think they were worth it and nice for 1st time moms This time I might do the sibling class with my son
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February 27th, 2013, 01:02 AM
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I will be doing the breast feeding class (thanks for reminding me to sign up! ) I want to do the childbirth class, but my hospital offers 2 options, one saturday 8 hour class or a class that meets once a week for 6 weeks for 2 hours. The class that works for me doesn't work for my boyfriend (and I don't know how I feel about an 8 hour class) and the class that works for him doesn't work for me because of work. So i don't know what to do about that. Has anyone else gone to one of these things by themselves?
You ne ed to have a partner so u can take someone else but I thought dh (bf at the time) got way more out of it than I did. It was really good for him. He thought so too and at first he was not wanting to go at all.
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February 27th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I probably would have considered the classes more if my husband was home with my first.
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February 27th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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I did a prenatal + breastfeeding class with DD, run by my doula's friend. It went fine but I didn't think it helped me at ALL with the realities of breastfeeding haha DH hated them and for the second class I ended up not taking him and had a much better time. He left the room during the video of a delivery because he almost passed out (should have been my first sign that he wouldn't be standing next to me when DD was born haha)
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February 27th, 2013, 10:37 AM
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I just signed up for mine yest as well through the hospital! I have the brestfeeding one next tues. and the prenatal class is 5 weeks in a row on sunday afternoons and it starts the begining of May 9which was the next avail) :/
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February 27th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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I hope you learn a lot! I did the one day class at my hospital with my first. DH was a total goofball the whole time. They played a video of a woman in labor and he made an audible comment that it sounded like a porn video if you closed your eyes. I seriously cannot take him anywhere. The only thing he learned during that class was the location of the cafeteria.
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