That is what we learned about this weekend at our childbirth classes. We decided to go with the class given by a midwife and doula (not our midwife or doula) that focuses on natural childbirth, whether at home or in the hospital instead of the traditional hospital classes. They were GREAT.
We both feel much more prepared and still have a few decisions to make, but feel more equipped to make those decisions. The class also helped Jonathan to see what is "normal", what some variations of normal are and some of the strange behavior I might exhibit during labor and delivery. He also learned ways to help me cope and how he can be of great support throughout the process. We even practiced some laboring positions (ever been on your hands and knees with your butt up in the air with a room full of people? I can now say I have and can also say I'm glad there will be FEW people present at our birth!)
Overall, we both really enjoyed the time and although we have nothing to compare it to, would highly recommend this class to anybody!