Are childbirth education classes really necessary?
Unless you are an avid reader/researcher, I would have to say yes childbirth education classes are necessary and helpful to new parents. I know I did not know much at all when it came to birth and became more educated in hospital procedures, birth etc, through our Lamaze classes (though I would not necessarily recommend Lamaze now, Bradley classes would be more in line with my birth beliefs). I continued to learn even after my first child by reading different books by different authors, watching videos, etc. I am continuing to learn, obviously, even though I am probably done having children.
Were your childbirth education classes helpful to you?