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What can I expect in child birthing classes?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Content varies
The type & length of childbirth classes vary widely by hospital & region.
A common practice is to divide the 4-6 wk course into main topics & some include a tour of local childbirth/delivery facilities.The lead educator often covers the stages of labor, types of anesthesia & variable factors that go into their use.Most address some issues of obstetric emergencies & response plus many more.

In brief: Content varies
The type & length of childbirth classes vary widely by hospital & region.
A common practice is to divide the 4-6 wk course into main topics & some include a tour of local childbirth/delivery facilities.The lead educator often covers the stages of labor, types of anesthesia & variable factors that go into their use.Most address some issues of obstetric emergencies & response plus many more.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Depends
Its very dependent on what kind of class you are in.
They vary based on their philosophy and the instructor. Bradley is all about a medication free birth and fairly anti-interventionalist / anti-medicine. Lamaze is a little radical than bradley. The hospital based course is likely to be supportive of hospital practices. All will give you similar information, with their own slants.

In brief: Depends
Its very dependent on what kind of class you are in.
They vary based on their philosophy and the instructor. Bradley is all about a medication free birth and fairly anti-interventionalist / anti-medicine. Lamaze is a little radical than bradley. The hospital based course is likely to be supportive of hospital practices. All will give you similar information, with their own slants.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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