Here's why you might want to consider taking a private childbirth education class:
You choose when to schedule your class.
Private classes can be scheduled with Birth: Before and After at your convenience. Classes can be scheduled for daytime, evening or weekends. Classes can also be held at our office in Elmhurst or at your home.
Private classes are personalized to fit your individual needs.
You can pick and choose topics of interest to you. Do you have a special need? VBAC? Planned cesarean? Planning on utilizing pain medication or an epidural? Planning on having a medication free birth? Private classes will fit your individual needs. You won't be spending 4-10 weeks or more learning things you do don't want to learn. Is visualization your thing and you want to practice several different styles? GREAT! We've got you covered! Are you no nonsense and just want the facts? GREAT! We've got you covered for that, too!
You won't feel like "the only one" in your childbirth education class.
Wait, what?? Sometimes in group classes you feel like you are the only person like yourself there which can be uncomfortable. Do you have a room full of people planning a home birth and you are planning a hospital birth? Are you the only same sex couple in class? The only single person in class? That list can go on and on. In a private class you don't need to worry about that because it's all about you and your preferences. There is no judgement. You'll be met where you are and get the information that truly matters to you.
Private classes are shorter.
Have a time crunch? Maybe you just decided to take classes at 38 weeks and don't have time for a long series. Maybe you or your partner work long hours and a series or even all weekend class just doesn't work. Without several other students in the class, the material covered goes much quicker because it's only what you want.
You have the freedom to ask any questions you want.
There are no embarrassing questions in childbirth education. With a private class, you don't need to be concerned about asking in front of a room full of strangers.