Week 13 Week 23
From day to day it doesn’t seem like much changes but boy what a difference 10 weeks can make! Including a massive farmer’s tan
This week we are starting our preparation for birth and beginning our Bradley Method course.
According to the bradleybirth.com website,
By taking classes in The Bradley Method® of natural childbirth, you will learn about:
- Prenatal nutrition & exercise
- Relaxation for an easier birth
- Husbands as coaches
- Birth plans and more!
There are really only three types of birthing classes in our area. These include hospital birth classes, Bradley classes and hypnobirthing. I definitely think each of these has a place for particular types of people, but for us Bradley seems to make the most sense. We’re planning a home birth so taking a hospital based course seemed kind of out of line, like studying English to take a Spanish test. While I’ve read rave reviews regarding hypnobirthing, I’m not sure that I buy into it enough to be effective. Considering my husband will play the biggest role as my supporter I think taking a course designed to teach us how to make that support most effective will be the most useful.
I’m excited to begin the course and hope it will also be an opportunity to meet more homebirthers in our area.
Do you have any experience with a specific birth course? What were your thoughts on the course you took?