Types of Childbirth Classes
Are there different kinds of childbirth classes?
There are actually several different kinds of childbirth classes. Choosing the one that's right for you depends upon your personal philosophy, partner involvement and good old-fashioned availability.
- If you and your partner believe in natural childbirth, then the Bradley method may be for you.
- If the idea of labor scares you (and you're oh-so-normal if it does!), a HypnoBirthing course could provide you with breathing and relaxation techniques.
- And of course, we've all seen the Lamaze method demonstrated on TV as the woman delivering twins in the elevator is reminded to "Breathe! Breathe!" Many women swear by Lamaze, saying it empowers them and teaches them relaxation and coping strategies.
Take some time to do a little research to determine which method feels like the best fit for you.