Prenatal classes, otherwise known as childbirth education, are a course of sessions offered to pregnant women and their partners in order to prepare them for the birth. Most women and couples take a childbirth education course during the latter weeks of pregnancy, between weeks 24-34. Yet, not everyone is convinced that prenatal classes are really necessary – are the cost and time really worth it? People wonder: Can’t we just read books about childbirth, and watch online birth videos? In order for you to make an informed decision regarding childbirth education, here is a general description of a prenatal class course.
What A Prenatal Class Course Covers
Prenatal classes are offered privately by nurse-midwives, or as a group class. Some people prefer the intimacy of one-on-one, while others enjoy the camaraderie of several couples learning together. Either way, the advantage of taking prenatal classes, versus being self-taught via books and videos, is the personal interaction. By attending classes, you can bounce your questions and ideas off of the childbirth educator, who is trained to address all concerns. For more information, contact us, and in the meantime, we wish you an easy and healthy pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period.