Do Childbirth Classes Make Motherhood Easier?
Did you spend more time planning your wedding than getting educated on raising a child? I honestly think of the hours in my early twenties I spent ruminating over wedding flowers, dresses, favors, cakes and I cringe thinking of the comparatively small amount of time I focused in on the actual things I needed in preparation for parenthood!
I read every baby book known to man, but when it came down to it I was so exhausted that all of my reading was left behind in a trail of diapers and breast milk. Looking back, the things that really stuck with me were the actual practical skills I learned in person at my childbirth classes. Things like:
-How to manage birth pain and what my options are
-The best ways to stay physically fit for a great delivery
-Maintaining pelvic floor muscles to keep it all tight after birth
-How to soothe an infant and identify my child’s needs
-What will being a new mom feel like emotionally and physically?
-What are options to fight post partum depression?
-Postpartum healing reality and care options
-How much and how often should an infant eat?
The answer is a resounding YES that childbirth classes do help make motherhood easier. As Zenerations of Boca states on our site: Knowledge is POWER and it is a powerful thing to be an educated parent!
I am lucky to learn from Sharon Hamilton an amazing Homebirth Associates midwife, to take Hypnobirthing with Dr. Vivian Keeler at Amazing Births and Beyond and to work with Zenerations of Boca, a talented team offering a variety of classes to keep families educated and happy from prental massage to childbirth classes to yoga to doula services!
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