Monday, November 03, 2008

PreNatal Class

3 words:
a) Anxiety
b) Traumatizing
c) "Informative"

Jeremy and I went to an all day Saturday, Pre-Natal class at the AF Hospital with Jenya and Preston this last Saturday. It was taught by one of their Labor and Delivery nurses who was 38 weeks along.

I had JUST starting feeling good about going through labor and giving birth and then we watched... 'the birthing video'. It was terrible. If I had any questions, I definitley don't now. I hope I never watch another video like that again. It was the same feeling you get when you're in elementary school and have to watch the puberty videos.

On the flip side, I DID like that we learned a little bit about what to expect, although I think it made me somewhat paranoid about all the problems that could potentially occur.

And also, on that note... as an update to my "toxemia". I don't think I need to worry about it. I think I must've been having a stressful day or something cause my blood pressure has been extremely low every day this week. Plus when I wrote that, it was after we'd been sitting for 7 hrs in the pre-natal class, just allowing me to swell up like a balloon. I've found that its no good for you to sit for that long when you're pregnant. We go back again next Friday for our next appointment. So, we'll see what the Doc says.

PS. Cross your fingers that our "Breastfeeding Class" on Thursday is not as traumatizing as the Birthing Video. What in the world is Jeremy supposed to go the the Breastfeeding class for? I have no clue. I'm sure he is just THRILLED to go. I have a feeling that another amazing video is going to be shown in that class too.


AmbertheGreat said...

gotta love all these fun classes :) I never went to the breastfeeding one - you will have to let me know if it's any good

JLBANKS said...

I loved that class! Especially the video at the end...I remember telling Jeff that there was no way I was going to do that, he rubbed my belly and said that I was going to have to. It's not as bad as the video makes it look (for some). I'm glad you went to them, we can't wait to see your little guy!