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April 30th, 2007, 06:51 AM
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How much money did you pay for your classes, or if you went the reading route, what did you pay for all your books? Did you think this was expensive?





I took Bradley classes. I paid 100 dollars for the class. I also got the books, and paid about 30 dollars for them. If you add in all the other birth and pregnancy stuff I read you can probably say I spent 150 all together.
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April 30th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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With my first, the class was offered free through my midwife's office, so I didn't pay anything for it and I found it quite useful!

This time around though, they aren't offering the class, so I'm not sure. I think I might go rent a couple books from teh library, but I dont' know.
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April 30th, 2007, 08:27 AM
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$250 for hypnobirthing classes
$110 for Childbearing introduction
$90 for waterbirth

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$700 for doula
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May 1st, 2007, 12:39 AM
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All pregnancy care and hospital etc are free
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May 1st, 2007, 03:17 AM
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$175 for childbirth classes (worth it)
$40 approx on books

My husband and I both felt the class could of been a day and a half, rather than a full two days. We had both done a lot of reading so pretty much everything was review - but it was nice to have it all reinforced. We didn't even cover everything... but that was because there were two really annoying women who had to comment on everything. I would of paid an extra 50 bucks just to be in a different class without them.
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May 1st, 2007, 06:20 AM
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I didn't take classes and read books from the library. We have an awesome public library system. In addition, I read about a zillion birth stories online which really helped me feel emotionally prepared.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:16 AM
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nothing.
I never took classes, and I read books from the library and borrowed from my doula friend and read online
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:27 AM
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I read a couple of books at Borders. Didn't buy them and I didn't take the classes. So, I spent nothing but I still say I did the Bradley Method.
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May 3rd, 2007, 01:53 PM
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I am not planning to take any classes.

Books: $50
Doula: $250
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May 3rd, 2007, 11:22 PM
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My midwife recommended a free birthing class, but it was through a hospital, so I didn't think that a lot of the information would be useful to me. I just went to the library and checked out some books.
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May 4th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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$175 for hypnobirthing classes, book, and cd--that was my last pregnancy though

Probably about $20 for miscelaneous pregnancy books

I haven't spent anything for this baby.
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May 4th, 2007, 09:29 PM
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I didn't take any classes. I've done a lot of online research and borrowed books from friends, so I haven't spent anything but still feel very prepared for this childbirth.
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May 6th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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$360.00 for hypnobirthing classes and materials
$50-$75 for Ina May Gaskin books
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