Antenatal Classes

Antenatal Classes are currently taking place via Zoom.

If you are a first time expectant parent and would like to join our 6 week course then please  fill out a form and we will get back to you regarding price and availability. 

Price: £215 per couple

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SESSION ONE

  • What happens in labour and how it progresses.
  • What concerns do you have about labour and how our bodies support the process
  • Birth Partner tips such as how to support and how to get a good indication of where she is in labour without relying on cervical dilation
  • Hormones of labour

SESSION TWO

  • Initial baby-care following the birth
  • New-born appearance and what to expect in the first few weeks
  • Crying solutions
  • Sleep solutions
  • Safe Sleep Advice
  • Baby development, attachment and bonding

SESSION THREE

  • How to ask questions and the importance of making decisions relating to your birth
  • Induction – What is it? What can you do if your birth is induced?
  • The biggest tool in the box – breathing exercises
  • Pain management options

SESSION FOUR

  • Breastfeeding – How to get things off to the best start led by Wendy Lever, IBCLC.
  • How to know feeding is going well.
  • Formula & making up a feed safely.
  • What’s in a nappy
  • Practical Nappy Changing

SESSION FIVE

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Contraction patterns and long early stages of labour – what can you do to support yourself/ your partner?
  • Caesarean Births
  • Birth environment and its importance
  • Birth preferences. 

SESSION SIX

  • Car Seat Safety
  • New-born bathing & dressing
  • Massage for labour       
  • Anxieties about becoming parents & relationship changes

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