Child birthing classes, who needs ’em?! ……right?

So we tried to go to our childbirth education class this past Saturday. It was supposed to be a two part class over the course of two Saturdays with the second session featuring a tour of the labor and delivery ward. Well. Friday night I went online to double check what Brian and I needed to bring with us....only to discover absolutely no record of there ever having been a class at all. The dates and times for our class were gone without a trace, the only clue being to call a number and leave a message if we had questions. So I did this and never got a call back, sadly. Brian and I took the chance that maybe the info was gone because the class was full and trudged on over the hospital bright and early to learn all the many things we could about having babies. Sadly we were disappointed. The hospital was a ghost town, literally no people as far as the eye could see. An empty information and welcome desk greeted us as we walked in, which did not seem a good sign. We went upstairs and found our classroom.... Locked and completely dark with no signs or notes or people to show that a baby having class had ever taken place there. Disappointed does not begin to describe it. We had both requested time off work to make this class and were definitely looking forward to it. Instead we headed to books-a-million where I ordered a copy of Ina May Gaskin's guide to natural child birthing as a substitute. Luckily the woman we saw there happened to be just as pregnant as me and about to take an online child birthing class, so I think we'll pursue that option and see where it goes. And at the end of the day, this baby is gonna come out whether I've taken a special class or not. =)

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