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Newborn Quiz

How Prepared Are You For Childbirth?

Some mamas–to–be think they don't need to take the courses on birthing, breastfeeding, caring for a newborn, or infant CPR. Others sign up for Birth University — really, there is such a thing.

Take my quiz to see if you are prepared.

How Prepared Are You For Childbirth?

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kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
I didn't go to any classes and everything turned out just fine. But of course, I'm not recommending what I did.
melissabritt melissabritt 9 years
Um, you can think you are prepared but once you start to go into labor alllllllllllllllllll that goes out the window. The "birth plan" is great if it makes you feel better. Just know anything can happen. That's the 1st lesson of parenting. That little baby is in the driver's seat now.
Mel475 Mel475 9 years
Yeah! 100%!!! I didn't take an actual course/class but I ordered a video that was pretty helpful. The only problem is that I didn't get all the way through it before I went into labor! I think mostly it was good for preparing me for the basic stages of labor and to give me an idea of what to expect. The nurses in my delivery room were very nice and really helped me through the process. I was very lucky!
anniekim anniekim 9 years
4/4--I took every course available with my first baby and found them useful and informative. Some more so than others of course, but they were all worth my time. I'm ow pregnant with baby #3 and I'm not taking any classes.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I took some of the classes and the one I didn't go back for was the one where they gave you the tour. Since I was on teh maternity floor twice for some early contractions and a little fall - I had seen all of the hospital that I needed to. And Lickety - I had a completely opposite experience with our nurses or doctors. They were awesome and never made me feel like they were bossy. The hospital where we had our baby is known for its' maternity ward and is highly rated. I guess those nurses are the difference - since apparently not every hospital offers such an experience.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
(And let me just say, the baby in the above image is the cutest!)
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
I would've been hugely disappointed if I hadn't aced this little quiz, considering I have four children. I took every class available to me during my first pregnancy, but because I was pregnant again (on purpose) only three months later, I didn't feel the need for a refresher course -- baby number two was born just twelve months and twenty days after his older brother. There was no time to forget anything. ((chuckles))
peepshow peepshow 9 years
I took advantage of every class/service/whatever that was provided! We're a military family, so there's lots of resources out there! I don't understand the 'new mom' phenomenon. I mean, sure if this is the 2nd pregnancy there are things you've done before... but each pregnancy is different! Each child is different!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i thought the classes we took were helpful because i had NO IDEA what child birth would be like. i liked seeing the rooms and birthing area and knowing where to enter the hospital, what would happen after i got there, etc. the child birth prep class was helpful too. we took a refresher for #2 and should have done it for #3. i was surprised how much i forgot. one thing no one told me is how bossy the nurses on the baby floor are to new moms. about everyone i have spoken to agrees that they seem to take great pleasure in making new moms feel like you don't know anything. same thing with the peditrician. SO many times i would hear "is this your first baby" and if yes, i was over reacting to whatever i brought the baby in for. if not the respose was a sigh and "oh" like "great, now i have to actually do the exam".
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
100% ... Never had a class but I might consider it when I do have my own kids :)
abqmama abqmama 9 years
100%! I took a class before my first and the only usefull thing I got out of it was a tour of the birthing area.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
100% and I never took a childbirth (i.e. lamaze-type) class. I'm glad I didn't--it would have been a waste.
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