|Posted on February 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM|
The night arrived again – when we say farewell to our students and wish them the best for their birth and the journey of family upon which they are about to embark. Bruss always tells the first-time parents that he is jealous of them because there is nothing else like the experience of welcoming your first child and discovering parenthood for the first time.
I reflect and wonder if we have told them everything, showed them everything, practiced everything – which is of course, realistically, impossible. I take heart in the fact that in some classes, some babies arrive a few weeks earlier than the estimated due dates. Even though the parents do not complete the series, the births have all gone pretty well. We are covering enough material to allow these families to have Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby outcomes, and at the end of the day, that is the most important aspect of the classes we teach.
Before we complete the last class, the phrase “one more thing” is said a lot in that final session. Here are the impressions we want to leave our students with…
On managing labor:
(To read in more detail about evaluating your labor, click here.)
Our parting wish is for them to have a very Happy Birth-Day; and to come back to share their beautiful babies and their birth stories with future classes. The most fun of all is to meet again at their Bradley® Class Reunion – it is always fun to see all the Bradley® babies “earthside,” and hear all the new families exchanging stories and experiences.
Which parting thoughts resonate with you? Please add your own words of wisdom in the comments section.
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