I wanted to add, in response to those who said the method didn't do much for them...the classes really are more about the husband. You will get all the know how about what happens during labor progression and can ask any questions you may have, but the focus is teaching your husband/coach how to read you and know what you need. He is the one you will lean on to have a successful natural birth. You learn to key into each other better and your husband learns how to help you cope. Of course labor can always take an unexpected turn and may throw you for a loop. For instance, I had back labor which neither of us was expecting. The water birth also didn't work out for us last time. He was able to adapt though and help me in every way I needed.
Your husband is your voice, your support, and everything you'll need...these classes are so great for helping him learn that.
at 3:02 PM on Mar. 7, 2010