|One of the great
things about being pregnant is that there are so many new things to learn.
Of course, this can also be quite scary. The good news is that there
are many excellent classes one can take that cover the myriad aspects of
becoming and being a parent. We plan to deliver at the Sharp Mary
Birch Hospital for Women because they have an excellent delivery unit and
NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit) should we need it.
We have taken all of the
Sharp classes we could fit into our schedules, and they were all great.
One of them really stands out, both for its excellent information as well
as the fantastic instructor, and that is Prepared Childbirth with Lynn
Battaglia. Click on Lynn's picture to the right to hear her most important
piece of childbearing advice.
|If you are interested in taking any of Sharp's classes, you can contact them on the web at www.sharp.com or by phoning 1-800-82-SHARP. Please note that the authors of this site have no affiliation with Sharp other than as happy students.|
|In addition to many other goodies such as free parenting magazines and coupons for diapers, parents receive a 106-page textbook and workbook that contains much of the information presented in the class. The best part for us was the checklist of things to include in a goody bag for labor and in a suitcase for the recovery.|
Most of the class consists of lecture and demonstrations. Lynn's experience as an L'n'D (Labor and Delivery) nurse gives her a huge store of real-life stories to share. All of us were overflowing with questions, and she deftly fielded all of them. One question for her... how is it possible to nurse with your breast sitting in your lap?
Lynn also has a great sense of humor and impeccable nails.
The other inestimable benefit of taking a class like this is getting to meet other soon-to-be parents and knowing that we aren't facing this new adventure alone. The remainder of this page has pictures of some of the fun people we got to know in our class.
how babies get out!!?!
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