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 practical tasks and two-way discussions with group activities our courses are a great way to prepare for your new arrival. NO role play involved!
ANTENATAL COURSE CONTENT
Our Midwife led antenatal courses are delivered across three weeks to both mums and birth partners in groups of up to 8. 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 in private at the end.
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.
Courses are held outside of working hours in pubs and cafes, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a meal or refreshments at the same time - taking advantage of negotiated discounts on food and drink. You'll also get free goodies and 10% off at Mothercare.
When you book an antenatal course, you will receive Midwife support immediately and a FREE home visit after the birth.
LATE PREGNANCY, LABOUR & BIRTH
Antenatal Class Week 1
We will discuss topics relating to late pregnancy, signs of labour.
Birth Place Choices
Signs of labour
What to put in your bag
When to call the hospital
Coping at home
Why you may be sent home
The different stages of labour
The frustrations of the latent phase
Induction of labour
Monitoring of baby
All the different types of delivery
Antenatal Class Week 2
We will discuss everything you need to know about feeding - both breast and formula.
Hints and Tips
Antenatal Class Week 3
Never even held a baby before? In this session we will talk about all the practicalities!
Nappies - different types of poo!
Safe sleep - reducing the risk of cot death
Caring for partners
By the end of this class, you'll be ready for your new arrival!
Our favourite class - introducing all of the babies!
In addition to celebrating, this class offers the opportunity to chat about the birth if you wish and to ask any questions you have regarding caring for your baby. We also like to check that you are both doing ok.
Let's talk wellbeing!
Talking about feelings
Tricks of keeping connected
Enjoying your baby
You are doing great!
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.”