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Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

I've heard Lamaze is a good way to prep for childbirth. Should I take a class?

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I've heard Lamaze is a good way to prep for childbirth. Should I take a class?

The Bump Expert

Sure, why not? Used by one-fourth of all mothers, Lamaze is by far the most popular childbirth method. You’ll learn simple, natural strategies like rhythmic breathing, hydrotherapy, massage, position changes, and walking to use during delivery. Your labor partner will also learn how to encourage and support you. The classes (at least 12 hours overall) include a wide range of info on what to expect during and after delivery, possible complications, how to be an active participant and effectively communicate with hospital staff, and tips for breastfeeding and interacting once baby comes. Contrary to what you may have heard, Lamaze is not anti-pain meds; all of your options will be covered during class. Interested in other childbirth methods? You might want to check out Bradley, Alexander, or Hypnobirthing.

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Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

I think it's a good idea to be prepared. I am a Labor and Delivery RN. I also have a private childbirth education class. I do not teach any specific method, however if you want to have a Natural birth I think Hypnobirthing is the best option. But, to be truly just prepared for the experience and have all the information you need a class like mine would be a great choice. I also have an online version of my class that you can get through at your leisure.

KathyLDRN |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

I took Lamaze classes and it was very interesting for me, I have learned a lot of new things and when I told my husband to come with me at the classes he told me he cannot do this because he had to finish a project management plan with a couple of his colleagues. I was astonished to find out that it costs me so little, my aunt wants to make some classes and I will suggest her to make Lamaze because they are the best.

amyabel68 |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

The Lamaze course seems like one of the oldest courses in the world, I would even like to teach the techniques myself. It's something so appealing about it, it's so different from all the technology jobs nowadays. I sure like to get in touch with the simple ways.

KumaraKama |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

I don't trust Hypnobirthing, although my wife is pretty interested. For me, it's like reading smoke signals, it's a method that doesn't have a logical tangible base. But a Lamaze class could ease your pains a bit.

LindsaySkye |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

I took Lamaze classes and I've developed such a passion for them, that I still workout now and then, just to know my body is feeling better. Take the classes, you'll see what I'm talking about!

CheyanneEdith |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

I wasn't sure about it at first, but my wife's heard a lot of inspiration tales about the Lamaze classes and she taught me into it. We took some classes and she seemed to be happy with what she was learning. You can give it a try and see if you like it there, too.

KumaraKama |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

If you want to be a better mom then I think you should take the classes. Still, you should take care with the family's budget. I don't know if you want to write off your airfare, taxi fares, meals, or to keep a good accountability about your expenses. I know that, because during the pregnancy, my wife tends to make some unnecessary expenses, so I think it's safer this way.

LenBrannon |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

Yes, take a Lamaze class, but make sure to look at the prices, some may ask too much for what they provide. I managed to pay for one with my federal student loans, but I didn't get what I wanted, I sometimes felt like I was in a hippie movement. Of course, if you like that, then there's no problem. I found it a bit weird.

jessicanaoko |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

I know that I should take this class, but I want to consult a career services program first. I suppose that having a kid may change your life, but I want to assure that I will be fine at work. I strongly consider in hiring a nanny after my child birth.

LenBrannon |

Should I Take a Lamaze Class?

It's pretty good, I've understood there's even an advanced training class that can allow you to teach your friends, as well. We didn't take it, though, because my wife was in the 8th month and it was pretty difficult for her to make too many efforts.

GaleChandler |