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    Default Antenatal class

    Do you think it's necessary to attend antenal classes or can you do without?

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    Depends on the person. I'm glad I went . It gave me a lot of confidence and didn't overwhelm or stress me out.

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    I enjoyed mine. The information was very good, I had read it all in books though. What I really enjoyed was talking with other parents to be, It was really helpful knowing where everyone else was at in there pregnancy and what they were experiencing.

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    I didn't go and I don't regret not going. I did Alot of reading myself and I felt quite comfortable doing it on my own. So many people benefit from them and others don't. In my case I just knew it wasnt something I wanted to do after I enquired about it

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    I went and it stressed me out more than anything! But that's just me haha I do better with hearing stories from people I know in real life I think

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    I felt totally pumped after mine - ready to give birth. It was ran by the hospital. But then totally didn't at all reflect or prepare for the hospital environment or policies. They should have spent less time talking about breathing and relaxing and natural pain relief and more time prewarning about interventions that particular hospital push on you. :-/

    This time I got to have a one on one hour long meeting with the midwife co-ordinator & it was fantastic. But I only got that because I'm having a VBAC.

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    I went to a Antenatal class (designed for young mums) It is all the same information that you recieve in a book. But you can ask questions and the antenatal class I went to they had people come in and talk about different things like pain control and your concerns, after birth pelvic floor excercises etc. I found it a little helpful when it came to my concerns about being a new mum and what I could expect. They went through stages of labour.

    I met other mums to be there as well and continued onto a mums group after birth together and became good friends.

    I found it more a informative social thing, rather then a sit down being fed lots of info and being bored.

    But if you dont go you're not going to miss anything anyways. It's all basically in the pregnancy books.

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    I went, and I have to admit that I thought it was all a bit of a waste of time. I had read quite a lot, so there was no new content, and I gleaned much more information from a half hour chat with the midwife.

    Remember that, once you get to the hospital, they don't just expect you to know what to do. They do give you some guidance, especially if you're a first time mum.

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    I went and loved it. It was run by a great midwife who was very matter-of-fact and honest with us about what to expect at that particular hospital. I found it was also good for my DH as well who totally surprised me by asking questions and really getting involved!

    My favorite part was just spending a lot of time in the birthing rooms discussing in detail what equipment was in there and when and why it might be used. It did wonders for my confidence just knowing more about that stuff. So when the time came to give birth to DS (I was induced) it was in a room that I felt familiar and comfortable with.

    My second favorite part was watching 2 day old twins being bathed. They made it look soooo easy but of course when the time came to bath DS for the first time I completely forgot what they'd shown us anyway.

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    Unnecessary. I didn't go and didn't feel I needed to or should have gone.
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