Okay, I don't know if this is really a waste or a want, but wanted to find out people's opinion on birthing classes!
Description: There are many types of birthing methods and classes out there, such as hypno birth, LaMaze, and the Bradley method to name a few. Usually, if you are doing a class, they are 8 to 12 weeks and teach more than just birthing methods, but some basics every new parent should know or be reminded of.
Cost: Can vary, my LaMaze class was $50.
On the one hand ...
Birthing classes are very informative and can help women learn pain management skills and breathing techniques to help with labor. They also can be very helpful in choosing the type of labor you would like to have, whether it be medicated or non-medicated.
On the other hand ...
Some might find birthing classes or methods too restrictive to one way of thinking and feel uncomfortable with all that they push.
And now tell us your opinion!
Birthing Classes: Waste or Want?
and don't forget to tell us why!