the journey 2.0: prenatal classes
When I was pregnant with Lil J, I dragged my reluctant hubby to a prenatal class at our hospital in the early hours of the morning - much to his demise. What did I get out of it? I can't remember a thing. All I remember is downing a cup of coffee and being completely sleep deprived.
I noticed that a lot of couples were into the class. Me and the hubs? Not so much. I don't know if it's appropriate to say it's not our thing because you can never be to prepared for baby right? I mean, it's good to get a sense of what could happen and what to do during labour. But it definitely wasn't our thing.
This time around, even given the fact that I still have not experienced labour, I really don't feel the need to take a pre-natal refresher course. The first class felt like a nightmare that would never end so why would I sign up for another one?! I figure I'm going to take it as it comes and hope for the best. The best meaning a short labour. Too bad it's out of my hands!
So I guess all we can do is hope for the best. And hope that I don't take a crap during labour. I heard that happens a lot. I could care less if my hubby sees it but a bunch of strangers? I guess they are used to it though. Plus I figure I'll be in so much pain I won't have time to care.
Did I mention I'm terrified? And excited but more terrified. Terrified of the unknown, terrified of the pain. Just terrified.
While writing this post, I decided to search "prenatal classes" on Baby Center and I found out that they offer a free online childbirth class with unlimited access! Seriously? I'm so checking this out over the weekend!
Did you take a prenatal class before having your child? Would you recommend it to others? Would you take a refresher course for your second, third or fourth baby?