Thursday, November 5, 2009

Since I'm Whining

I'll just continue. We had our 10th birthing class last night. This instructor has been a major annoyance to me. I'm fine with her instructing us on the Bradley birth method, but she's also been quite opinionated about non-birth things like vaccinations, circumcision, even the H1N1 vaccine. Given that she's not a trained medical professional and only has training in the Bradley birthing method, I feel like she has no credibility on other issues.

She's been advising us against the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines, at one point claiming that they aren't recommended for pregnant women, which is completely false. She's a total hippie and claimed that you'll only get sick if you allow yourself to think you'll get sick. She believes that thoughts become things and negative thinking about illness will make you sick. I think this is BS and have gotten both the H1N1 and seasonal flu shots.

Anyhow, we show up for class last night and she is coughing, sneezing, and totally hoarse. She says, "I'm sick, but don't worry I don't have a fever." I think it's totally irresponsible to invite 7 pregnant women into your home when you are sick. At the very least, she should have emailed us all to let us know her symptoms so we could make the decision about whether we were comfortable being exposed to her. Once we got there, I felt like it would be too rude to turn around and leave since she was sick.

As we left last night, my husband quipped, "I guess she thought herself sick."

1 comment:

  1. Wiser Pregnancy conducted a scientific survey of women who attended birthing classes and found that more than half who attended a class found that it didn't help or only somewhat helped them in their delivery. It also found that it didn't impact epidural use