Originally Posted by alegna
I think a lot depends on where you're birthing. I had a homebirth, didn't take a class and didn't miss it. BUT in a hospital it would have been harder to cope (not that I'd be caught dead birthing in a hospital short of an emergency....)
Originally Posted by mezzaluna
it was really helpful to me to have this all there ready for automatic recall instead of having to be coached by a doula or midwife during labor. my labor was quick for a 1st timer - 2 hours at home, 4 in the hospital.