Fewer pregnant women and their partners are attending prenatal education classes these days and appear to be quietly following whatever advice the doctor or midwife recommends, researchers said Monday.
This doesn't surprise me one bit. Today the internet serves as our education for everything. As a childbirth educator (www.birthfoundations.com) a large amount of my students are second time parents who didn't educate themselves the first time, then had experiences they don't want to repeat. In fact, that is how I became an educator myself. I trusted that what my OB/GYN wanted was what was best. Boy was I wrong!
I urge anyone who is pregnant, knows someone who is pregnant, or every plans to be pregnant to get educated current childbirth practices, and what options are out there. Most importantly, to find out they have choices.