I let my DH talk me out of taking childbirth classes with my 1st baby because I planned to have an epidural. This time, I really want a natural childbirth without drugs and I really would like to take a full Bradley childbirth class. I brought it up today, and he said that he doesn't want to. I explained that it is something important to me and he kind of made fun of me and said he really doesn't want to do it.
I know he gets annoyed when I talk too much about baby stuff while I'm pregnant- although this pregnancy he is out of town 4 days per week, so he can't get too much. Plus I'm having to deal with a lot working full time, caring for our 4 year old and being alone a lot of the time. You all understand that being pg isn't easy! He just doesn't get how important a part of a woman's life pregnancy and birth is- at least it is for me.
I've actually asked my MIL to come to the birth itself (hospital) since I know DH really isn't "into it" (doesn't like blood, etc.), so I won't be totally relying on him anyway.
So what do I do? I need his support to be able to go to the classes...I can't really go by myself. He has a really bad attitude toward it for some reason and it really hurts my feelings. I don't want to push it and make his attitude even worse. Should I drop it and not do them since he obviously has a bad attitude and could possibly ruin them for me? Or force him to go anyway??