6:08 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
We had our third prenatal class last night and thankfully Becky was able to join me this time! Class went pretty quick, the snack was tasty and well, the info was pretty much stuff we already knew. ( Damn you "books" and "internet"...) That said, we had a little chuckle from some of the "New Age" talk by our instructor!
Becky and I are pretty "meat and potatoes" western medical science kind of people and some funny moments occurred during the instruction. As I am a pretty big fan of this thing called the scientific method, I am not much of a fan of eastern medicine, but to each their own. During a discussion about breech positioning, the teacher had mentioned that as a way to move the baby, some people get a treatment known as Moxibustion on their baby toes. It involves the burning of incense on the 5th toe of the pregnant mother, and while they are not sure why it works, it apparently does. Now we are pretty practical people (and of relatively sound mind) and my first thought was..."sure thing, have another toke hippy" ( I didn't say I had an OPEN mind...) but I looked this up on the interweb and was shocked to find the following website! Who knew?
We also explored some relaxation methods through medidation and soft music, complete with the instructor reading from a well written script. I said to Becky, " Lets pretend that we are interested in this kind of thing!" and we laughed. At least she got 7.5 minutes of massage time out of it! Some classic lines from the relaxation script included " observe your breath without judgement"... and it really reminded me of a the beginning of hypnosis show? I love these relaxation CD's, especially the ones that sound like you are on the ocean or high in the mountain forest. Where can I get one for my car?
Anyways, I think that maybe I need to open my mind up a little bit to some other ideas? Have you had any experiences with this?
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