Today we had our first semi-private prenatal class. It is given by a doula that happens to be journalist specialized in perinatal information. Most pregnant couples in Montreal attend free prenatal classes given by the provincial government.
After much consideration, we decided to make a few financial "sacrifices" and get classes from a private maternity centre. I have nothing against public classes. I actually attended one before Christmas with a friend and it was pretty nice. It is just that we were looking for a different approach (birth plan, Bonapace method, etc.).
I strongly believe in prenatal classes, public or private. They provide crucial information that will have a direct impact on the way that a couple will go through maternity and childbirth. Maybe I'm a chicken, but going in labor without knowing about my options would make me slightly (a lot) more nervous!!!
Anyway, our teacher told us that the Quebec government might cut back the public prenatal class budget. Supposedly, getting prepared for childbirth has no positive impact!
It's probably my pregnancy hormones but am I the only one who think that this is the stupidest thing ever!