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ANTENATAL COURSES

LIVE VIA ZOOM

Midwife Led - Honest & Practical Advice

Our mission is to fully prepare couples for late pregnancy, labour, birth and the practicalities of caring for your baby. Mixing two-way discussions in breakout rooms with evidence based information.  Our courses are a great way to prepare for your new arrival.  NO role play involved!

Oh, and an added bonus... "Louise is hilarious!"

ANTENATAL COURSE CONTENT

Our Midwife led antenatal courses are delivered across 5 two hour sessions to both mums and birth partners using ZOOM. They are packed with balanced and realistic information to fully prepare you for late pregnancy, labour, birth and the practicalities of caring for your baby. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout the classes or you can send questions by email or social media after class.

 

The classes take into account every couple's birth preferences and previous experiences, so you feel well supported and informed. Read on below to discover what you will learn about in each antenatal class.

An antenatal course like no other.  Full of information, humour and reassurance and a

100% promise of NO ROLE PLAY!

CLASS 3

INFANT FEEDING

Rewriting the rulebook!  This session looks not just at breastfeeding but covers formula feeding too!  The pros and cons of both feeding choices are discussed in a balanced way helping you make the right choice for you.

  • Pros and cons of both choices

  • Practicalities of formula feeding

  • Formula feeding guidelines

  • Preparation

  • Colostrum Harvesting

  • Physiology of breastfeeding

  • Challenges of breastfeeding 

  • Expressing

  • Mixed Feeding

Class lasts around 2 and a half hours depending on how many questions people ask.

CLASS 5

INFANT & CHILD FIRST AID

This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to manage an emergency first aid situation should the need arise.

  • CPR

  • Choking

  • Poisoning

  • Burns

  • Seizures

  • Bumps to the head

  • Bleeding

  • Eye injuries

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Meningitis

  • Croupe

  • Fever

Class lasts around 2 hours depending on the amount of questions.

WELLBEING WORKSHOP CLASS 6

Never has there been a more important time to check how each other are doing.  Becoming a parent can throw you curve balls that you just weren't expecting.  Discussion points include: 

  • Partner wellbeing 

  • Grandparents

  • Separation anxiety

  • Sharing the load

  • Recognising depression

 

Join Keynote Speaker Mark Williams as he shares his story and Midwife Louise as they give you some insider tips on surviving those first few months and also how to make sure that partners are well cared for.

BABY BUDDHA - Releasing Birth Trauma

CLASS 7

The journey into a mothers arms is not that is given little consideration.  Amy & Louise have both trained under the respected Peter Walker and have developed this beautiful class to help you ease any physical tensions or correct any birth trauma in your baby.

The class will teach you how to use light touch and cranial massage you can help calm and relax your new arrival.  

A wonderful session which marks the start of your learning in Developmental Baby Massage

BARKERS & BABIES - CLASS 8

Up to this point your faithful friend has been the centre of your universe so it may take a little time for them to accept the new addition to the family.

Join Fiona Bird, our expert Accredited Kennel Club Dog Instructor, for her hints and tips for building a safe and lifelong friendship between your most important family members.

A great opportunity to fully prepare your pooch for life as a big brother or sister!

CLASS 1

LATE PREGNANCY, LABOUR & BIRTH

We will discuss topics relating to preparation  late pregnancy, signs of labour and straightforward birth.

  • Birth Place Choices

  • What to pack in your bag

  • Hypnobirthing

  • Hormones

  • Perineal Massage

  • Coping at home

  • What to expect in hospital

  • Why you may be sent home

  • The different stages of labour

  • The frustrations of the latent phase

  • Being a birth partner

  • Keeping energised

  • Unexpected home delivery

  • Pain relief

Class lasts around 2 hours depending on how many questions people ask.

Added bonus...this class is FREE!

CLASS 2

COMPLEX LABOUR & BIRTH

Not all births are created equal.  This class will ensure that nothing comes as a surprise and that you understand everything that may be recommended.

  • ​Induction of labour

  • Epidural

  • Forceps delivery

  • Ventouse Delivery

  • Episiotomy

  • Monitoring of baby

  • Caesarean Section

  • Being a birth partner

Class lasts around 2 hours depending on how many questions people ask.

CLASS 4 - PRACTICAL PARENTING

  • Safe Sleep

  • Delivery of the placenta

  • Delayed cord clamping

  • Vitamin K

  • The Cord

  • Jaundice

  • Bathing Baby

  • Temperature

  • Nappies - different types of poo!

By the end of this class, you'll be ready for your new arrival! Class lasts around 2 hours depending on the amount of questions asked!

Never even held a baby before?  In this session we will talk about all the practicalities! This session covers everything from the minute your baby arrives.

PREGNANCY PILATES

Your in very safe hands with our expert Women's Physiotherapist Michelle.  Her hour long class will help you to:

  • strengthen your stomach and gluteal muscles

  • Reduced back pain

  • Strengthen your pelvic floor

  • Control your breathing

  • Maintain health weight gain

  • Strengthen legs

MUM & BABY PILATES

Enjoy a gentle postnatal pilates class either with our without your new addition.

Our Specialist Women's Physiotherapist Michelle will help you:

  • Stretch

  • Strengthen

  • Improve fitness

  • Improve balance

  • Improve posture

  • Strengthen your pelvic muscles

  • Ease you gently back to fitness

No equipment needed

HAPPY NEW PARENTS

What they thought of our support

"Louise was extremely knowledgable and patient - answering all of our questions and putting everyone at ease."

Kelly & John

"The course exceeded our expectations.  In addition we got continued support outside of the classes."

Lawrence & Vanessa

"Thank you so much for the amazing care you gave us.  You made us feel safe, secure and well informed.”

Emma & Jamie

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CONTACT US

Considering one of our courses or would like more information? Call Louise directly on 07783131522, email or fill in the form below and we will get straight back to you.

07783131522

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