The days before your new baby comes can be the best, but they also can be very stressful for you and your partner, especially if you still have a lot of things to accomplish in order to make ends meet. Many new parents realize they have to not only check out the hospital and fill out pre registration papers, but they also are told that they might want to sign up for a Lamaze class in order to be prepared of what to expect when ready for delivery. This can be some shocking news for you and your partner. With not a lot of time, and not a whole lot of knowledge about Lamaze classes, it can be very difficult to find one that is right for you. It does not have to be that hard though. With the right tools and all of the right tips you will find it much easier for you and your partner to find a Lamaze class that is right for the both of you. All you need is a little research and a lot of confidence. Tips for finding the right Lamaze class are listed below.
Tip Number One:
Do some research. Before you go and sign up for the first class that you and your partner find, you might want to do a little researching. The first thing you will want to do is find out exactly what Lamaze means and why you need it when you are going through labor and delivery. In order to fully understand how to find a good class for you and your partner you will have to know what you are looking for. If you are a first time parent then this is the most important tip anyone can give you. If you are a second time parent and know a little about Lamaze or have taken the class before this is still a good idea so you have all of the information that you need. After you find out what Lamaze means and why you need it, you will then want to do a little research about the locations that offer these classes in your area. The Internet is usually the best place to start. It usually is pretty easy to do a quick search and come up with a few places to go and check out. If you do not have the Internet you might want to check with your doctor or your hospital with some advice on which places offer Lamaze classes. The labor and delivery section of the hospital should most likely be able to set you up in a location that will be right for you and your partner. Doing research before you make any decisions will make your final choice a safe and healthy one, and should make finding that final choice a little easier also.
Tip Number Two:
Ask around. Another great idea is to ask people that have taken a Lamaze class before for a little advice. People who have already taken this class will be able to tell you the ups and downs of the location that they chose. This should make your decision a whole lot easier. By finding out what different locations have to offer you will in the end come up with a much better choice that will give you and your partner all that it is that you both need. If you do not have any friends or family members that have taken a Lamaze class before you can always ask some ladies that share the same doctor as you, or even check with the labor and delivery section of your hospital. The ladies who work there are mother’s to and might be able to give you some excellent advice.
Tip Number Three:
Check some places out. Make sure before you and your partner make a final decision to go look at some of the locations that offer the Lamaze classes. The places might sound just great on the Internet, but that does not mean a thing. You will want to set some time aside when it is convenient for you and your partner both to go take a tour of each of the different locations that you are interested in. Once you go see each location you should probably know which one you will end up using. Make sure that you talk to all of the staff on hand, and see if you and your partner like them, and how long they all have been working in this field. It is very important that you and your partner both trust everyone that will be teaching you this class. If you do not like the people you meet when you tour the facility it is most likely a good idea not to go with this location. Also when you go check out the individual locations make sure that you check out their parking and find out which days they offer a Lamaze class, and what they charge. This is all important information that you and your partner need to make a great decision.
Tip Number Four:
Always stay calm. No matter how much information this all is, you have to stay calm and confident. This class is not a hard class to find and to complete so there is no real need to worry. Most of the time the hospital that you are delivering at will offer Lamaze classes for you and your partner, so that is always a plus. Lamaze classes are usually only one day long for a few hours, so they will not end up taking a lot of time away from you and your partner, as well as what else you two need to take care of.
As you can see finding a Lamaze class does not have to be hard if you have all of the right tools and tips. Finding a class that is right for you and your partner can actually be very easy and even a little fun once you two get all situated. Good luck parents!