that's because birthing classes suck lol
I never have went to them, neither has my DH and he was amazing during birth. Really... your body just kind of knows what to do when the time comes.
Eh. I wouldnt force him to go. Birthing classes are a joke. I never did one and Im fine. It comes naturally. And if he faints then oh well he faints.
Quoting sballchic2:" Hey all. I am having a little bit of an issue with my husband. This is my second birth, but his first ... [snip!] ... tell him what to do instead of him being strong for me.... I am just frustrated. Does anyone have any insight on what i can do?"
I agree that birthing classes aren't very useful. If you feel he needs more preparation, ask him to read some of a birthing book, or have him watch a birth video on youtube.
You guys will be fine :)
He'll figure it out.
Hold your hand, rub your back, feed you ice chips, and be quiet.
There....his work is done :D
Quoting sballchic2:" Thank you all. I am not expecting him to be overly into it or anything. Its only a one day class... thats it"
Well if it really means that much to you, tell him. Honestly he probably wont get much out of it, so I wouldnt expect much. However, I know if it was something I really wanted, and if it would put me at ease, DH would do it. Just sit down and talk to him about it. Tell him how much it would mean to you, and that it is only one day. Surely one day isnt going to kill him.
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" Eh. I wouldnt force him to go. Birthing classes are a joke. I never did one and Im fine. It comes naturally. And if he faints then oh well he faints."
This is true too. If he is going to faint, a birthing class wont change that :lol: Some people just dont have the stomache for it.
Thank you all! I appreciate all the advice!
I highly doubt anything he learns at a birthing class will be on his mind while in the moment. Same way the breathing techniques are the farthest thing from your mind while you are in labor. SO & I never took birthing classes & did an amazing job coaching me. All he had to do was hold my hand & say "push" or "you're doing great." It came natural to him, just as giving birth came natural to me.