When I was pregnant with baby J, we attended a couple of month’s worth of birthing classes. If I remember right it was 2 hours every Thursday night for 8 weeks. We went to one that went over the Bradley Method. They were really informative classes! We learned anything and everything we really needed to know about labor, giving birth, what to expect after birth, breastfeeding, etc. We also made some really great friends going to our birth classes! The ladies try to meet up once a month with our babies (now toddlers!). Sometimes we do something on the weekend where the guys can come along too. I love getting together with them all, and I always miss it if for some reason baby J and I don’t get to go.
Last Friday almost all of us got together. We were missing one. I would love it if we could all make it each time because I feel like I miss out on so much when someone doesn’t show up. But I also know that between busy crazy times and colds and viruses, there is usually going to be at least one of us missing. That would have been me and baby J in February. I think one of us (me or baby J) was sick off and on that month!
I feel so blessed to know these women and their families. I know everyone doesn’t have the opportunity to really get to know the people they went to birth class with, and some don’t even go to birth classes. Our birth classes were definitely worth every penny, and then some. I love these mommas!