£180 per couple
7pm – 9pm
If this is your first baby then these classes are ideal! Four fun, interactive parent education classes conducted in a supportive learning environment.
This also includes continuous midwifery support during your journey with us and the provision of lesson material.
Regarding face to face teaching, we have put in place numerous safety measures in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic so you can be rest assured that you will be kept safe during your time with us.
What we will cover
We advise undertaking these classes when you are between 26-32 weeks pregnant.
Here we get to know each other!
We will discuss the core subjects we will cover and establish if there is anything else the group would like considered. We kick off with late pregnancy and early labour, using hands on techniques such as massage, optimal fetal positioning and hypnobirthing tasters.
The focus here are the stages of labour and birth.
This includes coping mechanisms and discussion of both pharmacological and natural pain relief for labour and birth. An interaction session which arms you with the essential tools you need!
Here we spend some time discussing what to expect when labour and birth deviate from the normal.
We can help you write your birth plan and wishes ready for labour.
For your final class, we focus on the fourth trimester know as the postnatal period!
Here we will be focusing on infant feeding alongside giving valuable, practical advice on the care of your newborn baby and top tips for parenthood!
The very special reunion – an opportunity for us all to meet following the birth of your baby!
All classes are fun, interactive and provide teaching within a supportive environment.
Refreshments are provided free of charge and include hot and cold drinks and delicious homemade cakes.
Having the course run by experienced midwifes gives a much more realistic insight than you might get elsewhere. And Lorna, Carey and Sonya are super friendly, down to earth and helpful – I hope I’ll be lucky enough to have one of them present at the birth!
The sessions were delivered via zoom which I think was just as
successful and interactive as it would’ve been face to face, with the added convenience of attending in pj bottoms! The only negative about the zoom is not trying the ladies’ famous bakes I’ve heard so much about!
Even though the course has finished I still feel like I have a support network with the midwives and other mums on the WhatsApp group; everyone is so friendly and responsive. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone birth and beyond!