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Are online child birthing classes as good as in-person classes?

My husband and I were going to take child birthing classes together and we just found out they don't offer any locally and he gets home from work too late to drive to one. Are online child birthing classes just as good?
Submitted by pamelakay424

It’s hard to say if online classes are just as good – childbirth educators have different styles and may present different information even in person.

 

While in person childbirth classes will never go out of style, more and more parents are in the same predicament you are, and looking for good, comprehensive online class options.

 

Ideally, if you need to take an online class, you’ll be able to find one written and/or taught by a certified childbirth educator who can also be emailed if you have specific questions or concerns.  If that’s not an option, seek out an online class that presents a solid overview about all of your labor and birth options so that you’ll be prepared to make informed decisions. You may also want to see if there is a childbirth educator or doula near your community who could teach a private class in your home at a time convenient for you and your husband. Good luck!

 

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The teacher of these classes communicates with you directly and individually AND you can see the comments and questions of others who have taken the class. Best of all worlds!! :) www.sabirthclasses.com
Submitted by erelt