Many expectant moms during their later stage of pregnancy develop a fear for childbirth. They become easily nervous at the mention of labor and childbirth. However, childbirth has been painted a negative picture and something which needs extra medical attention. Though some of these fears are warranted, most of these apprehensions are in fact wrong notions.
The tales of many mothers who had not had a smooth experience during childbirth further add to this growing concern for expectant moms like you. And mind you, these tales are often exaggerated since these women want to drive home a point that they have accomplished something great by overcoming the “ordeal” of childbirth!
Maximum women have also begun to depend on drug assisted childbirth which is in fact not good for the baby. Natural childbirth methods have been relegated and some even think of it as “unscientific”. In fact, all these pictures of childbirth you have in mind are false. You require a basic understanding of childbirth so as to develop a positive picture of it and go through this event without much fuss.
This is where childbirth classes come into the picture. But some may ask why birthing classes when you will be given childbirth lessons at the hospital. Hospital childbirth lessons are just instructions on labor and childbirth. They don’t go beyond a list of dos and don’ts. Moreover, these merely teach you to be a corporative patient.
So what do you learn during childbirth classes? Such classes educate you as well as make you learn multiple birthing techniques. Education is all about how the body mechanism works during childbirth. Only when you understand the mechanism of childbirth, the wrong notions you have developed regarding childbirth will be done away with. You will also learn many practicable techniques including breathing techniques which will allow you to possess control over the labor and childbirth process.
Your body is a wonderful machine and these techniques will give you the power to have control over the working of this machine. Childbirth will be much easier since you have control over the event. Speedy labor also translates into a fast postpartum recovery.