With so much information available at our fingertips online, more and more mums-to-be are choosing to forego the traditional childbirth classes. However, these sessions can still be incredibly valuable for expectant parents. Here’s a quick look at why.
There are plenty of great resources on the internet, but there’s also a lot of misinformation. Attending a proper childbirth class in person ensures you are getting the right information from a trained, experienced professional.
If something doesn’t go quite as planned during your labour, the knowledge from your childbirth classes will help you feel calm and understand what is going on. This doesn’t just apply to the ladies though – many mums claim their husband or partner would have been a panicking mess if their childbirth classes hadn’t prepared them for what to expect!
How to concentrate your breathing, how regularly to push, how to position your body during labour… many practical aspects of childbirth are reviewed and practised during these antenatal classes.
Pregnancy can be a trying 9 months for any couple, even if the baby at the end of the journey brings you closer together than ever before. Taking time out to attend a childbirth class can be a good opportunity to reflect on your family’s future and spend some quality time in each other’s company.
Greenslopes Maternity offers antenatal classes from 20 weeks onwards in the pregnancy. Expectant mums and dads can attend weekly classes run over consecutive weeknights. Alternatively, there is the option to do an intensive classed condensed into one Saturday. Please call 3394 7900 to check availability and to make your booking.
Childbirth classes aren’t the only useful sessions you can attend during pregnancy, though. Click here to learn about our pregnancy strength and movement classes.
Dr Ken Law is a Brisbane Obstetrician specialising in the management of pregnancy and delivery. For more information and to discuss your specific situation, please contact Dr Ken Law to arrange a consultation at Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology.