The quickest way to rob a parent of the joys of parenting is to mute intuition by taking away confidence and replacing it with fear and anxiety. Intuitive parenting is a balancing act between filtering information and weighing it out against your intuition.
Intuition is that gut feeling we get when something isn’t right, or when something is right. It’s an inner knowing.
There are many choices when it comes to childbirth preparation, and it may surprise you when I say that I don’t care which class you take as long as it’s a right fit for you and your birth (not all classes are created the same, but what makes a good class is for a post another day). I am biased in that I think everyone should take a class. Books are good, talking to friends are good, apps are even good, but nothing takes the place of a good childbirth education class taught by an independent, certified childbirth educator.
In my classes, I always say that the sounds and environment which helped create this baby, should be the same for bringing baby into the world.