Tonight, J and I go to the first of 4 childbirthing classes at the hospital where I am planning to have Jillian. I don’t know what to expect or exactly what we’ll learn, but I’m hoping to come away more knowledgeable about the birthing process, options about best positions during labor, and pain management techniques. I also want to learn more about how to care for the baby during the first weeks of life. All I can picture is a room full of couples where the woman is laying on a pillow and her partner or coach is behind her giving advice (very idealized vision based on t.v.)!
So, this Thursday, I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn about birthing and to have my bestest friend to share in all the learning!