Yesterday was an eventful day as was Wednesday evening. I'm not sure how I scheduled these back to back, but Wednesday I led the meeting for my pro-life group and Thursday I taught my first NFP class! Both evenings went really well even though there were some personal struggles behind the scenes.
Highlights - I kept everything on time and I got other people involved. Many people had input during the meeting and my husband did a great job teaching some of the most crucial points - hopefully that meant the guys listened closely.
Some more good news - even though some of the couples were required to be there everyone had a good attitude, paid attention and each couple even took the time and effort to ask clarifying questions. That seems to point to the fact that I kept their attention. My husband did great offering a few stories of his own and I made some references to experiences and myths as well including a bit of my health story and fascination with the show I didn't know I was pregnant. Now that they are in my class - they definitely won't be on that show :-D
Now my only question as I reflect on the experience is was I clear enough? I hope since questions were asked the girls will go home and confidently start charting, but I know I was a bit overwhelmed and stressed by it after my first class. I guess I'll find out the answer to that question after next class. Although the week was busy and stressful, I'm glad I was able to inform couples that the 98-99% rate is accurate, tested and in the physician's desk reference and if numbers aren't helpful my anecdotal evidence is pretty strong as well. What was the highlight of your week?
Have a great weekend everyone!