Our Antenatal Classes
The primary aim of our Antenatal Class is to make available a high quality day session in a pleasant atmosphere which will enable prospective mothers prepare for labour, birth and the future demands of parenthood. A father/partner today shares in the joys of pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing. Our class will help them understand the physical and emotional changes their partner will undergo and prepare them for their own role. We will update enhance and develop your own knowledge and you will leave us feeling very confident.
- Exercise Routine
- Posture and back care
- Pelvic floor exercises
- Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
- Process of labour and birth
- Pain relief and coping skills
- Positions for Labour and delivery
- Other delivery methods
- Birth Plan
- Packing Hospital Bag
- Bathing baby and daily care
- Breast and Bottle Feeding
- Early days at home
- Safe sleep for baby
- Adjusting to parenthood
- Father's / Partner's role
- First Aid
- Relationship and family planning
- Baby massage
- Postnatal depression
- Practical and visual demonstrations
- Information pack
One Day Class:
The complete one day class is recommended for most first time parents. The afternoon session of our one-day class will meet the needs of those who only require information on baby care, feeding, and related topics.
The morning session will meet the needs of couples who have had a baby and wish to refresh on labour and delivery.
One to One Class:
One to one classes are personalised and adapted to meet your individual requirements. This class is suitable for first time parents and those expecting a 2nd or subsequent baby. Please feel free to get in contact with us and we can tailor the class content specific to your needs.
Our small class size is to facilitate practical floor work including breathing and relaxation techniques, positions for labour, delivery and pelvic floor exercises. This is unique to our class. The reason we place such an emphasis on this practical aspect is because from experience we know this gives our expectant parents a greater confidence and sense of empowerment heading into labour and delivery.
We recommend attending our one day class between 28 to 36 weeks pregnancy.
We know you will benefit from our class as with knowledge, practical advice and sensible notes of caution will come the confidence to enjoy your pregnancy and birth of your baby in good health with a positive state of mind.
You may be entitled to partial/full refund from your health insurer as we are registered practicing midwives.