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
Minor complications and common complaints
What to buy and what NOT to buy
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
3. Induction, Intervention and C Section
Induction- why and how?
Assisted delivery – why and how?
Caesarean section- emergency and planned.
What To Expect in the First Few Hours and Days
Downloads for Class 3
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
When to worry about baby
Travel with baby
Changing nappies, dressing, swadding, bathing, cord care
Notes for birth partners.
Downloads for Class 4
5. Feeding your Baby
(This is a daytime session taken by Sharon George at her house in Tooting Bec)
How long to breastfeed for
Mastitis and nipple thrush
Expressing and storage of milk
Smoking and drinking