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Lots of Goings On. Let me explain. No, There is too much. Let me sum up. - Zer Netmouse
February 23rd, 2010
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Lots of Goings On. Let me explain. No, There is too much. Let me sum up.

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From:netmouse
Date:February 24th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Good to know!

I've been reading sections of what I read to Brian, and he has actually read the parts of the first slate of reading the Doctors gave me that I handed him and is also subscribed to the same weekly emails as I get about the progression of the pregnancy. He's planning to be a well-informed, very involved dad. :) It's nice. The fact that he's a biologist doesn't hurt.
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From:cathshaffer
Date:February 24th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
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I mean no slight against dads. My husband is really awesome, too. But guys tend not to have the kind of interest in books about pregnancy and breastfeeding that women do, even if they are otherwise well informed and involved. So a class was a nice way to get on the same page. We also did a Bradley childbirth class, which was fun and we still keep in touch with one family we met there. But for the actual experience of labor, I'm sorry to say it wasn't that helpful.
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From:jinasphinx
Date:February 24th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
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Heh, we had the same experience (husband doesn't read as much as I do, classes got us on the same page). OTOH, it sounds like Brian is used to reading tons anyway. :) The one class I found really useful was the one on pain management in labor (the one where you practice the stupid breathing and they show you different positions). I'm sure you could get the same info from a DVD; I think Penny Simkin sells one. The breastfeeding class didn't help me with pain and a bad latch; what did help was a show-and-tell type appointment with a hospital lactation consultant when Nick was two days old. :)

And yay, glad you'll be together and have lots of family around too!
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