Hello, could someone tell me if they have taken the birth class at MMC and please tell me your opinion on it?
From what I understand it seems to focus on breathing and relaxation and personally I am looking for something a bit more in depth. Currently, my reading material pertains to various pelvic bones, angles and positions, hormones and chemicals; catecholamines, prostaglandins, and how oxytocin differs from articifical pitocin, I just am not sure I am going to take away enough info if it centers on breathing and relaxation techniques. I really want to be prepared and gather as much info as possible. Maybe I am wrong though, I am willing to learn. The woman I just spoke with is not the instructor so I am to call back tomorrow and get an outline of the class from the actual instructor. Then I suppose I can figure out if it sounds right for me.
I so relate to Ina May Gaskin's book. I did read the Bradley and LaMaze books. Ironically, the La Maze book states to steer clear of classes with the main focus on breathing and relaxation, but instead look for those that focus on the entire natural birth process. I was actually quite enlightened when I read the La Maze book as I guess I had conjured up that outdated image of LaMaze and I was quite wrong about it. However, as I said, I mostly relate to Ina May's book (I also like the book "Active Birth").
Regardless, long story short, what was your opinion on the class at MMC?