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Birthng classes?

What do you think of birthing classes?  Are they worth the time?
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I think they can be worth the time- but it really depends.  When I had my first, I didn't take any classes and when I braced myself for the labor and delivery nurse to lecture me about it- she just said "good- then you won't think you know everything".  She was the best nurse- explained everything as it happened and educated me in the moment.  She could have really forced me into making decisions because I was very uneducated about the process, but she took it more as I was a blank slate and was happy to guide me- and was happy to not have to try to help someone who thought they knew it all from a few weeks of classes.  

I did have a bad experience with a doctor after I had several children- who thought all births were the same and fit into neat little packages- I was glad I didn't have him with my first because he was being a big bully about some of the decisions I had to make- even knowing what I was doing at that point, it was hard to stand up to him.  If I didn't know anything, I don't even want to imagine what he could have forced me into- decision wise.  
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