Antenatal Course Content

Our courses are made up of 4 evening sessions and 1 day time session.  This is an outline of subjects we will be covering in each session.

We really encourage your partners to come along to as many of the sessions as they like as we think this will be really helpful for you during and after the birth.

There is always plenty of time for questions and you are always welcome to have a one-on-one chat with Roger before or after any of our sessions if you have any questions about your particular pregnancy.

 

 

1. Staying Healthy and Feeling Good

 

Staying Healthy

Sleeping

Sex

Travel/lifestyle

Minor complications and common complaints

What to buy and what NOT to buy

Birth plan

Signs and Stages of labour 

When to go to hospital

Positions for labour and birth

Pushing and breathing

What happens when you get to hospital – who will be present in delivery room

 

Downloads for Class 1

Eating Whilst Pregnant

Minor Complications

AntenatalClassStages of Labour

2.The Birth - Pain Relief

Preparing for the birth-packing your hospital bag

Positions for Labour

Breathing in Labour

Pushing The Baby Out

Monitoring

3rd stage- Delivery of placenta

Pain relief (natural and medical)

FREE Hypnobirthing Session

 

Downloads for Class 2

Pain Relief

Hospital Bag

 

Induction, Intervention and C Section

Induction- why and how?

Assisted delivery – why and how?

Caesarean section- emergency and planned.

Other complications

What To Expect in the First Few Hours and Days

 

Downloads for Class 3

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4. The Postnatal Period- You and Your Baby

 

What to expect immediately after birth, Apgar score and ressus

Physical and Emotional issues

Sex and contraception

Birth debriefing

Imperfections

Weight loss

When to worry about baby

Immunisations

Travel with baby

Changing nappies, dressing, swadding, bathing, cord care

SIDS/Cot Death

Notes for birth partners.

 

Downloads for Class 4

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To Do List

5. Feeding your Baby 

(This is a daytime session taken by Sharon George at her house in Tooting Bec)

Feeding Positions

How long to breastfeed for

Winding

Mastitis and nipple thrush

Expressing and storage of milk

Bottlefeeding

Support

Smoking and drinking