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May 24, 2010 - 3 comments

This weekend me and Garrett attended our birth class.  We did a one day class that was from 9-3.  It was a long day, but I feel more prepared for Ashlynn's delivery.  I was hoping the class wouldn't be too boring, but luckily we had a fun teacher and some fun couples in the class.  We learned all about the different birthing options at the hospital that we will be delivering at.  We also got a tour of the birthing uni, and the new special care nursery.  The special care nursery just opened in April and it VERY cool.  This nursery can take care of babies who are born after 30 weeks, but need some extra time before discharge.  All of the baby monitors are wireless so the baby can stay in your room the whole time.  The other really cool thing is the nursery room is designed like an appartment and the hospital encourages the family to move into the hospital until the baby is ready to go home.  There is even a kitchen and a washer and dryer in the room (hopefully we won't need this, but nice to know it's there if we need it).  Overall I was very impressed with the whole class.  

My new birth plan is to go with the flow.  I have made no decision about pain meds,  If i need them I will take them, if I don't need them then I won't.  We have decided that it will be just me and Garrett in the room- no spectators...  They will all get to meet Ashlynn soon enough.

Now the waiting begins...10 weeks and counting.

To Ashlynn:  Mommy & Daddy are getting more excited to meet you everyday!  We have been having lots of fun getting your new room together.  We love you so much already!!! xoxo

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by HeatherLF16, Jun 12, 2010
Wow what a cool hospital room I want one of those.  I like that they will care for a premature baby too anytime after 30 weeks.  My hospital is after 34 weeks.  So, I am hoping I can hang in there since I already know the staff from my frequent visits.  
Your birth plan sounds a lot like mine.  I am going to attempt to do natural, but won't hesitate if I feel too stressed/tense from the pain because I would like to enjoy it as much as I can.  Also, just me and Frank in the room no one else.  

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by KarenDiane, Jun 13, 2010
Your hospital sounds great. A lot of hospitals are improving their maternity sections these days. I thought you were talking about Lamaz classes. I found those to be totally useless once I was actually in labor. I never had anyone but my husband with me during labor and delivery. It's a very intimate time. I considered having my children witness this one since they are older but I don't want to have to worry about scaring them.

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by Steph_b, Jun 13, 2010
Thanks ladies-  I was very impressed with the hospital and staff.  

Karen- Our instructor told us Lamaze was a waste of time for most people.  She did go over some relaxing techniques that may help during labor, but not guidelines on breathing.  It was more of a what to expect class for first timers.

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