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    Default Prenatal classes

    Are prenatal classes essential to attend? Im going to be a first time mum but feel you can get most info from the net these days. Im having a c-section so the birthing part won’t really apply to me
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    I didn’t do any and had a great experience before, after and during birth and pregnancy. I found my midwife the most valuable investment xxx

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    Yes, you can get a lot of info from the internet. Some places run classes that just focus on caesarean sections. Little extra tips and tricks.

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    You’d still be best to attend even though you’ve said your are having a c-sec. You’ll tour the ward/rooms/nursery so you’ll get an idea of the layout etc rather then just rocking up and not have any idea. Check with your birthing hospital as when they run the classes

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    looking back at mine, 90% of the content is about the birth/delivery. as i ended up with an emergency cs, it basically was a waste of time.

    i would go if it’s convenient or you really want to. if you can’t be bothered or it’s too hard to get to, skip it. i don’t believe there’s much info of value, esp if having a scheduled cs, to bother putting yourself out over.

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    I did a post birth care type course- learning about swaddling, nappies, routines, feeding cycles etc. It was helpful as I'd never changed a nappy before that, and didn't really know much about swaddling or feeding cycles etc.
    Having said that, you learn all that pretty quickly once bubs comes along, and the midwives at the hospital will be able to tell you the same info, so if you can't get to the classes or don't want to pay for them (hello, private hospitals), then I wouldn't bother.
    I found some good videos on line about post CS care, like how to get out of bed etc.

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    We did a hypno birthing course privately and now doing the hospitals classes and would say they are all so worth it - even if we end up have a C-section there are so many things that I didn't know (and I've researched so much online), little tips and tricks and basically stuff that means Ive gone from pretty worried about labor birth and having a bub (I've never really even held a baby before) to actually excited for the birth and confident (ish) I'm not going to drop it instantly and will be able to dress it etc the first few days

    Its also been really really lovely to meet other mums and dads and hope we will stay in contact with some of them as well

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    We did the class at the hospital and it was worth doing from a social point of view.....we are very good friends with another couple and their son, who is only 10 days younger than DD1!

    We also found it very worthwhile


 

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