You are probably wondering why it is so important to take a birth class. Or maybe you're wondering why your friend's OB told her it was essential and yours hasn't even mentioned it? Maybe you just learned that there was such a thing? (To be honest, I had zero clue a class about how to have a baby existed when I became pregnant with my first son, let alone how important they were)! Or, maybe you are reading this and thinking "I really want pizza right now..." Well, grab the phone and order one while I throw a couple reasons your way that birth classes are very important for you and your partner.
"Before the class, I was definitely nervous about labor and delivery. Cat did a great job educating you on what to expect during labor. Then there were so many helpful tips for my husband to get me through it. We both left the class feeling prepared and excited to meet our son." - Michelle
Flash back to 2011. I was pregnant with my first baby and talking to my friend and colleague, Gina about being pregnant and giving birth. She happened to be pregnant at the same time with her first baby. We began talking about what we thought birth was like. I had the immediate, "normal" cultural reaction that many people I teach have. Words I threw out included: painful, exhausting, scary, WTFFFFFFFF, etc. Gina, though, spoke about birth differently.
Cat is the founder of Birth Freely Birth Services. Her passion is empowering women through education and providing them with continuous labor support so they can have the birth they desire!