Our class was no good (much like the childbirth class, which was pretty much focussed on telling the fathers not to ignore or abuse their wives while in labour. Helpful). But again, we're pretty much in the middle of nowhere, and I've not been particularly impressed with the level of care around here. It's definitely worth a try--if it's a good class it could be really useful, and if not you haven't lost much. The fact that they're asking you to bring a doll is prob. a good sign!