Log In Sign Up

Natural Birth Classes

Forum: Natural Childbirth


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Natural Childbirth LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
December 4th, 2011, 09:21 AM
BobbityBoo's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Left Coast
Posts: 816
What did you do and why did you like it/not like it?

Thank you Kiliki for my wonderfull siggie!
Reply With Quote
December 4th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,088
I didn't do any of them. My sister who did bradley thought that I was nuts. I think for some childbirth classes are completely worthwhile but my husband and I have had quite a bit of anatomy and physiology, I took A&P 2 the semester I got pregnant. And we are both EMTs, neither of us currently work as EMTs but we have the schooling, and he had a field delivery so he had watched it happen before. I spent the money on a Doula instead. I am happy with our decision when I get pregnant again I won't take classes but I might buy the hypnobabies CDs.
Reply With Quote
December 4th, 2011, 11:45 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 19,074
I did Bradley classes with my first. I just wanted some techniques to use in labor, etc. It worked well for me, although I do turn very inward during labor, so when DH was trying to do relaxation things I wasn't really paying attention.

Reply With Quote
December 4th, 2011, 12:32 PM
MiniMom's Avatar Head Lady Bird
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Burke, Virginia
Posts: 385
I took a course that was a combination of Bradley, Hypnobirthng and Lamaz. I thought that it was very useful, as my husband and i were constantly going back to our notes during the birth to help make progression with the contractions, etc.

Reply With Quote
December 5th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 5,620
I took Bradley and loved the classes, loved our teacher, loved our classmates (still friends with all of them). It was well worth it to me. I knew a lot of the "basics" but I liked learning about the relaxation techniques and practicing. It was a good forum to go and just talk about whatever we needed to know as well. Our teacher had a great library of books and videos, too. I'm actually a little nervous about going the 2nd time without it, but it's only been 2 years, so I figure we can review our book for the most part.
Mommy to Noah (4.5) and Emilee (2.5)

Reply With Quote
December 6th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Mom.to.PinknBlue's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lame-o Illinois
Posts: 12,234
I read the Bradley Method books, but didn't actually take any classes. I may decide to take on this time around, or just stick with the home course for hypnobabies.
Amelia: Wife to Ryan, Mama to Harleigh, with a boy on the way
Reply With Quote
December 7th, 2011, 07:46 AM
lunarmagic's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 4,037
I took Bradley. I thought it did help me a lot in understanding the physiology about what was going on and different techniques for coping. Very helpful.

Dislike? Well, my husband's whining about going every week. lol

2 IVF babies and 1 surprise!
~*~ My Blog ~*~
Reply With Quote
December 7th, 2011, 06:49 PM
MissusF's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Central CA
Posts: 3,722
I'm taking Hypnobabies. So far I really like it. Obviously I don't know how well it will work for me when I'm in labor. We decided on it because it's the only NCB class offered in my area. I also like it because the instructor teaches it one on one at our house and she always brings really yummy snacks The only downside I can think of is that the verbiage Hypnobabies uses is kinda goofy.

Reply With Quote
December 11th, 2011, 06:00 PM
kristen121's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,513
I did the Hypnobabies home study. I chose the home study because it was much less expensive than a live class and I work 3-11:30pm and DH works a combination of days and evenings, so being able to take a class together would have been nearly impossible. It was hard to keep up my motivation, especially once I got to the maintenance phase. Having a toddler in the house made it difficult to have uninterrupted time to practice the techniques. But I still think it helped me to stay calm and more or less in control during labor. If I get pregnant again, and our work schedules and finances allow, I would love to take a live Hypnobabies course.
Mommy to two sweet girls: Emma Marie (December 9, 2008) and Hadley Annabelle (November 29, 2011)

Reply With Quote
December 11th, 2011, 06:21 PM
therevslady's Avatar Built for Birth
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 6,194
This might sound terrible coming from a doula, but I did not take a childbirth education class. I am very well-read and I just did not "jive" with any of the "methods" out there. I'm more of an intuitive-birthing type (and now we actually have intuitive birth education classes around here ). I feel like a lot of the methods out there leave a lot of women feeling like failures if unwanted interventions get in their way.

I see so many women who actually do need childbirth education classes. I often take for granted the type of knowledge that comes naturally to me. I am so glad that there are a lot of great teachers around here for women to study with.
Previously known as ~~Que~~

Student Midwife, Doula, Placenta Specialist, and Lactation Counselor
Reply With Quote
December 11th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 10,040
I didn't do any classes. We did the birth class at the birth center, but it was a general knowledge type of thing, and more like an "orientation." I read a lot, and I really didn't feel like Hypnobabies, Bradley, etc. fit into who we are. I had a Doula and I felt really well prepared despite the fact that we didn't take any classes or have a specific method we were following. I know that's probably not the best route to take, but it worked for us, and we'll do the same thing again.

*Thank you kiliki for the siggy!*

Mom to Kennedy (2/19/11), Caleb (8/6/12) and Carson (10/14/14)Expecting #4 February 2017!!!
Life As We Know It
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0