Tomorrow evening is our last of eight childbirth classes. I was thinking about that today (and, honestly, about how glad I am that we’ll be done – we drive an hour each way to get to class every week!) and how I’ve never really shared (with anyone, I don’t think) why my husband and I decided to spend the time and money and get a comprehensive childbirth education.
Sometimes I find it difficult to share on the topic of pregnancy and birth and why we’ve chosen the route we’ve chosen. No matter how good the intentions or how carefully the words are chosen, it always comes off a little too “I’m doing things right and you’re wrong if you’re doing it differently”. But, to not share would be a big mistake I think. This is a huge part of my life. These are researched, thoughtful, prayed over decisions – and if sharing the decisions we’ve come to helps someone else in making their decisions (whether they’re the same decisions as ours or not!), then I think it’s worth it.
So with that in mind, here are the major reasons we decided to do childbirth classes.