What they DON’T teach you at Lamaze Class

Last week we had our Lamaze class reunion – yep three months later you all come back with you babies – it really is pretty cool to see all the new babies an hear all the labor stories.

However Claudio and his dad-in-crime Mike were chatting loudly in the hall and were shushed by another classes teacher because they were going to scare the parents-to-be with their horror stories. Lol —- listen I WISH I had attended a reunion BEFORE giving birth. Our stories were real, raw and honest – nothing like those 1980s videos they show where the lady didn’t need an epidural but sure needed a good Brazilian wax!

Don’t know what to expect in labor? Just sit in on our reunion and you’ll go in like a pro! Know what to ask for, what you’ll get away with with the nurses and of course, yes ladies – the dreaded truth – all first time moms will have some tearing. Sorry to break it to you.

Best line of the evening? ” My flower now has more petals.”

So anyways – it was good to see everyone – and even though there were some scary moments – we all agreed it was worth it to have these beautiful loving babies in our arms.

So here are the before an after shots – pretty cool huh?

And yes, If you’re contemplating Lamaze class – it’s worth every dollar. You learn a few new tips, get to prepare with your baby daddy, and make new friends along the way! Jess and I still hang out once a week! (If you want the name of our teacher here in NYC – email me and I’ll shoot you her information!)

But if you really want your money’s worth – find out when the prior classes reunion is – and crash that party.

young love…..

By | 2017-11-18T12:47:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Motherhood, pregnancy|4 Comments

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Stephanie Barnhart is an award-winning blogger, columnist, and outdoor enthusiast writer featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and other media outlets. She is also the NYC Editor for MommyNearest.com.

4 Comments

  1. Celeste Sullivan October 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Hey Steph! Love your blog. I’ve been reading it for awhile now and keep meaning to tell you how funny it is. And honest. My husband and I took a child birthing class, but they conveniently left some things out. Like the truth, for example. But it was a great way to meet other mommies. Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!

    • slbarnhart October 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Celeste glad you enjoy – and your little girl is suuuuuuper adorable – Maximo and her should meet up one day when they’re older lol

  2. Natalia October 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Stephanie, congratulations on your beautiful baby! I’ve been following your blog for a while, and it’s been really cool to read about the challenges of this road of a fellow newyorker. My daughter is 5 wks old 🙂 I wish I went to some classes while pregnant, now I’m starving for some new moms circle. Can you recommend any groups or meetups? We live on the UWS. Thank you!

    • slbarnhart October 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Hi Natalia!

      So glad you follow and read the blog an you can laugh about the trials and errors of being a NYC mom!

      I have found a couple mom groups off Meetup.com an there are TONS for the city so I would recommend signing up online there – and you can look by specific areas – such as UWS specific …we’re also up for mom days in the city so maybe we can all do a day in Central Park before the weather changes! After the hurricane of course 🙂

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