Had a midwife checkup on Thursday, and everything was normal, as expected. I asked her about classes and methods for labor, and she had a few suggestions.
What about you all: What do you all think about which birth classes and methods? I’m a skeptic and not into completely hippie-like things, but I do want an unmedicated birth, and preferably in the birthing center tub. I don’t like pain, but I don’t want unnecessary surgery. 🙂 Plus, weirdly, the miscarriage pain last year taught me that I can freakin’ DO this. I’m weird.
Anyway, so… Bradley? Hypobirthing? Hypnobabies? Lamaze??? I’m thinking Lamaze will be too goofy, but i don’t know. And my other-half and I don’t want to spend $300 on any classes, which is what the Bradley classes cost around here. However, there are shorter classes, and of course, lots of books. As you might remember, I’m open to shamanic journeying and acupuncture, but I don’t think the birth center has an acupuncturist on staff. Boo. But hey, I am happy about having the jacuzzi and/or birthing tub as options.
No humor today… my goodness. Am I sleepy?