WakeMed Cary. The first class was sort of ho-hum... not much information that we didn't know before from reading books. It has been fun to meet other parents expecting multiples, though. (Luckily, the class is nothing like the pioneer birth scene above. We've come a long way since 1877.)
Last night was better, I think. We talked about vaginal birth, and we learned about all the stages of birth and the hormones involved at the different stages. We practiced a lot of different positions, breathing techniques and soothing techniques. Jason had to massage my back and hands a lot, which is a definite bonus. I'm a fan of the hand massage for sure. Well, I guess I'm a fan of all of the massaging! =)
All in all, I'm glad we're taking the class. We'll miss the last class to go to my sister-in-law's wedding, so next week will be our last class (it's a 4-week series). We'll talk about c-sections next week. 50% of twins are born via c-section, so we need to be ready for that possibility.
After the class last night, Jason took me by Chipotle to grab a steak bowl on the way home. I'm trying to eat more protein. I'm supposed to eat 176 grams a day, which is a LOT of protein. For the past 5 days, I've been over 120 grams per day. Over the past 3 days, I've had between 160 and 185 grams of protein. This is a lot of eggs, protein shakes and steak.
We have a growth scan (ultrasound) and another doctor's appointment on Tuesday morning. I'm hoping that the babies are still both head down. We would love to have a vaginal birth if we can, because it's better for the babies (and generally a faster recovery time for me). I'm also hoping that I get a good cervical length measurement.