Please help! I am so confused about my options regarding birthing classes...
I am pregnant with my first bub and am after some training regarding active birth. I just want to be as prepared and informed as possible. I am not against drugs, I have no idea what it will feel like nor how I will react during birth but I aim to stay and be as active as possible. So really after relaxation techniques, birthing positions, etc
Because DH works over wkds, I have struggled finding a course that could accommodate us
In the end, I found a midwife that could come to our house and would teach us hypnobirthing. I just received a book that we are supposed to read to prepare ourselves to our first session.
We have started reading the book and all I can say is that it is not for me/us at all. I am quite down to earth and this seems to be a little more for earthy ppl if that makes sense (the book is called "Orgasmic Birth"). I am about to cancel the course as we don't feel comfortable about it all.
Do you think I should just buy a book like Birthing Skills or Active Birth and just go with that? Additionally we could attend a Lamaze class...
I start wondering if maybe this all active birth thing is not for us at all