Our courses are made up of 5 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
Food and drink
Aches and pains
Minor complications and common complaints
What to buy and what NOT to buy
Preparing for the birth-packing your hospital bag
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
3rd stage- Delivery of placenta
3. Pain Relief and Intervention
Pain relief (natural and medical)
FREE Hypnobirthing Session
Induction- why and how?
Assisted delivery – why and how?
Caesarean section- emergency and planned.
4. Postnatal Care
What to expect immediately after birth, Apgar score and ressus
What to expect in next few hours/days
Sex and contraception
Pelvic floor exercises
5. Feeding your Baby
(This is a daytime session)
How long to breastfeed for
Mastitis and nipple thrush
Expressing and storage of milk
Smoking and drinking
6. Newborn Baby
When to worry about baby
Travel with baby
Changing nappies, dressing, swadding, bathing, cord care
Notes for birth partners.
Lots of Time for Questions!