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Childbirth Readiness: Did You Attend a Childbirth Class?

Those nine months of pregnancy can be such a whirlwind. Mamas-to-be are excited, nervous, and extremely busy preparing for the arrival of their lil munchkins. It's common for expectant moms to experience anxiety about labor and delivery, and there are a slew of different childbirth courses to get ready for the "big day" — or at least feel better prepared.

Due to time limitations and the convenience of the digital age, many soon-to-be moms seek out alternatives to childbirth prep classes — like DVDs, books, and the Internet. Did you attend a childbirth class? Share why you chose to attend a childbirth course, or not, in the comments below.

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Rebecca-M-Gruber Rebecca-M-Gruber 4 years
We took the hospital-recommended birthing class. It was either three or four evenings. All I can remember from it was the size of the needle they showed for the epidural. We didn't go back after that (and in the end it worked out because I didn't end up needing anything they showed us with my c-sections)!
Nicole-Abbott Nicole-Abbott 4 years
At least you attended a class! We couldn't attend one due to time constraints so we watched childbirth DVDs (Laugh and Learn series) about 10 times. We practiced all the breathing exercises regularly but I don't think anything could have prepared me for labor! Ouch!
Natasha-Dantzig Natasha-Dantzig 4 years
We attended a class about five minutes before I went into labor. Slackers! I don't think we got too much out of it as we really could have used some practice with the different exercises.
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