Hello, How are you all? hope all pregnancies are going well. sorry in advance for long post. But i need advise on antenatal classes... This is my first pregnancy (well after 12 weeks anyway) and i have my all day antenatal class booked for next Saturday, but i am having second thoughts as a lot of family and friends who have been said its a waste of time, i have also read a lot of the same on the internet. I am always on google finding out info about pregnancy and labor and do feel that i know a average amount, a lot of people who i have spoken to said just listen to midwife on the night. Also read on one forum that one woman said that in her group they were split into smaller groups and had to role play labor/breathing/panting this worries me as i hate getting up and doing things like this in front of people, or is antenatal classes just watching videos and listening to teacher/midwife? or did you have to do activities in front of class?
I feel i need advise on how to care for newborn rather than labor, as even though i am 26 i have never held a baby- is newborn care covered in antenatal class?
Also if i do go do i need to take my personal pregnancies notes?
Any advise on your experiences on antenatal classes would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Rebecca XxX