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December 27th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Have any of the already mommy's (Or first time mom's who have friends who have used it) taken the Bradley method classes? If so, did you find them helpful? I'm contemplating on signing up for one after I finish the first-trimester but was wondering if the cost is worth it vs just taking the general preparation classes that are available at most birthing centers/hospitals? I'm considering it mostly because while the DH is supportive I am worried he might panic when it actually comes to being in the room lol.
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December 27th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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I've taken Bradley and done the hospital classes. Honestly, if you are wanting to attempt a natural birth I'd take every class and read every book you possibly can because what you may think will work for you might turn out to not work at all, so having more resources at your disposal is a good thing.
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December 27th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Good point. I'm still not 100% sure on the difference of a natural birth and having a midwife is I guess I'm a totally newbie still.
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December 27th, 2012, 09:25 AM
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December 27th, 2012, 09:59 AM
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I am interested in hypnobirthing. I have never taken a birthing class at all though, so i really don't know a difference one way or another.

msEuphoria1 I feared for my manbeast as well at the birth of our first child(together) because he honestly cannot even handle periods. He was a complete basket case at any kind of appointment that was the slightest bit evasive. (vaginal exams etc) He surprisingly did great. Even when in his excitment he almost put his hand in the bowl with the placenta. He delivered our second, on the side of the road. Our third he almost missed becuase he took a nap and things progressed a bit quicker than anticipated. I think that for us women, when things get going you forget about ehos down there seeing you and men forget to be grossed out
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December 27th, 2012, 11:42 AM
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We took a Hypnobirthing class when I was pregnant with our first and loved it. We used that for both of our sons and I'll use those same skills again this time.
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December 27th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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With my first I took a birthing class through the hospital, but like mentioned before I would read and learn as much as you can....your plan of what you want doesnt always work and what you think will be the best position to deliver for example will change in the moment. To know as much as possible and be educated can help a ton though. I also loved the films pregnant in america, and the business of being born. I found them both very educating and helpful!
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December 27th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I took classes with my first and at the delivery, I soon found out that my body knew exactly what to do and handled it. All the classes teach breathing and techniques, which are great, so I say go for that, but when it comes down to it, your body will be in charge.
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December 27th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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I also loved the films pregnant in america
Too funny...I hated that film! It made me so angry, my kids came to find out why Mama was yelling at the computer.
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December 27th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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I did not take the Hypnobirthing class but I read the book and "taught" it to my husband and we had a wonderful delivery. I am definitely doing Hypnobirthing again and I highly recommend the book!
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December 29th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I did Hypnobabies. They have both a live class and a homestudy course. Much more comprehensive than just the book. Highly recommend it. I started out with Hypnobirthing with my first and quickly switched. For me, I needed something more than guided imagery. Hypnobabies uses medical hypnosis. Loved it. Worked awesome even with my 3rd birth (high risk, induction, lasted 42hrs.)
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