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eileenp
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Eileen

birth classes??

I will be a first time mom at the end of June, and was planning on taking some sort of birthing class just so i know what to expect, but now I'm on bedrest and can't take a class. Did anyone take one of these classes? My Dr. said not to worry they will help me through the delivery, but I can't help but feel like I'm missing out on some good info.

Posted 3/18/08 1:18 PM
 
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jennyb
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Jen LIW: jenafee

Re: birth classes??

I'm taking the lamaze/birth class thru Winthrop - 5 week course. Mine starts end of April.

Posted 3/18/08 1:20 PM
 

Disneygirl
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D

Re: birth classes??

You can watch a DVD. I know there are several girls on here that recommend on particular DVD can anyone help me out with the name of it?

Message edited 3/18/2008 1:21:16 PM.

Posted 3/18/08 1:20 PM
 

eileenp
LIF Zygote

Member since 3/08

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Eileen

Re: birth classes??

Jennyb, let me know how the class is, I will be delivering at winthrop.

Posted 3/18/08 1:23 PM
 

jennyb
Expecting #3 in Sept!

Member since 8/07

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Jen LIW: jenafee

Re: birth classes??

Posted by eileenp

Jennyb, let me know how the class is, I will be delivering at winthrop.



You should call over there to find out. I received the ppwk from my Dr's office regarding these classes. I called the woman over there and she gave me a bunch of dates. I think the class was around $175 or so, I forget and that was for both myself and DH.

Here's the website info:

Winthrop

Posted 3/18/08 1:28 PM
 

eileenp
LIF Zygote

Member since 3/08

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Eileen

Re: birth classes??

disney, thats a great idea, if you hear of any DVD's let me know and I'll send hubby out to get them! Thanks so much!

Posted 3/18/08 1:29 PM
 

lillian771
LIF Toddler

Member since 3/07

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Lillian

Re: birth classes??

You can rent birthing class movies from the library. That's what DH and I did and we found them to be very informative. Can someone go get them for you? Plus, it's a good way for you to spend a day (one of the tapes was 5 hours long!) since you're on bed rest.

Posted 3/18/08 2:52 PM
 

mrspetunia77
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Ally

Re: birth classes??

i took a class and learned alot, but it was mostly about natural childbirth techniques. the stuff that pertained to childbirth in general was the same as in all of the books (what to expect, etc.), no new info on that front.

Posted 3/18/08 6:27 PM
 

pedsnurse
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Member since 10/06

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Amy

Re: birth classes??

read booksI really didn't think it was worth the money or get it on DVD!! You forget almost everything anyhow and the nurses will coach you through!! good luck!

Posted 3/18/08 6:40 PM
 

JChia
Mom of 2 Princesses

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Jen

Re: birth classes??

The DVDs are the Laugh and Learn series - they have child birth, breastfeeding and childcare. Jericho Library has them, so if you live in Nassau you are able to borrow them...

I'm not sure if a Library in suffolk has them, but you can call and find out!

I took childbirth class at winthrop, it was good, but not worth the $150 - there was only one class I learned stuff I didn't already know (about pain medications) - watch the video instead...

Message edited 3/18/2008 6:52:24 PM.

Posted 3/18/08 6:51 PM
 

SupportACop
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C

Re: birth classes??

I wanted to take the one too at the end of April..Dh is working and I would not go alone. It was $150.
I am going to take the baby care course though in May...anyone going to that????

Posted 3/19/08 8:19 AM
 

Kelly04
LIF Adolescent

Member since 8/05

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Kelly

Re: birth classes??



I just had a birth class last night at my house. Im also on restricted activity/bed rest. My Dr. Recommended a labor and delivery nurse from Winthrop who does the class in your home. She came last night and I though she was great! She went through everything..it was about 3 hours and because it was just me and my husband I could jump in and ask a question at any time....Im not too outspoken and if I was in a larger class I know I wouldn't have asked any questions because I would have felt foolish or embarrassed. The class was $175...which is pricey...but I think the class at Winthrop that I would have taken was $160...so not too much more. Anyway if you are interested I will FM you her contact info.

Good luck with everything!

Posted 3/19/08 9:16 AM
 

Laura1
Fun in the Snow!

Member since 11/06

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Laura

Re: birth classes??

amazon used to have dvds.
I had a private class where the instructor came to our home, it was good, but I wound up having a c-section

Posted 3/19/08 2:07 PM
 
 

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