Antenatal Courses

Our expert Midwife and Obstetric-led Antenatal Courses run over a 4 week period, and includes a downloadable pregnancy yoga video. Our courses are currently virtual via Zoom, however course participants are welcome to meet up in the local area, as we actively encourage a 'Whatsapp' group at the beginning of our course! 

 

Our courses are at currently a reduced rate of £150 (virtual).

What's included?

Session One:

Midwife-led Labour & Birth

7:15 - 9.30pm

- Preparation 
- Mechanisms of labour and birth
- Hormone of Labour and Birth Environment
- Role of the birth partner 
- Stages of Labour
- When to call the Midwife 
- Positions for Labour and Birth

Session Two

Obstetric-led Class with Dr D

7:15 - 9.30pm

- Coping Strategies and Pain Relief
- Inducing Labour
- Assisted Births (Instrumental Births)
- Caesarean sections (Abdominal Births) and Recovery

Session Three

Midwife-led Recovery After Birth & Life With Baby

7:15 - 9.30pm

- Skin-to-Skin Contact
- Perineal Repair 
- Examination of the Newborn
- Discharge home from hospital
- Caring for your Newborn

- Fourth Trimester
- Safe Sleeping Guidance
- Recovery After Birth 
- Postnatal Mental Health

Session Four

Midwife-led Infant Feeding

7:15 - 9.30pm

- Newborn feeding
- How do I know my baby is hungry?
- Is my baby getting enough milk?

- Breastfeeding (Comfortable position & attachment)

- Troubleshooting
- Formula Feeding
- Expressing and Mix/Combi Feeding 
- Safe Storage of Breastmilk

PREGNANCY YOGA

This downloaded video is included in our expert antenatal course, and is accessible until the end of your course which you are welcome to watch in the comfort of your own home, at a pace that suits you!

 

Book a Course

 

Antenatal Course for babies with estimated due dates between:

late July - late August 2021.

Epsom and surrounding areas:

Course Dates: 1st June, 8th June, 15th June, 22nd June & 29th June 2021.

Sutton and surrounding areas:

Course Dates: 2nd June, 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June & 30th June 2021.

Antenatal Course for babies with estimated due dates between:

early September - early October 2021.

Epsom and surrounding areas:

Course Dates: 13th July, 20th July, 27th July, 3rd August, 10th August 2021.

Sutton and surrounding areas:

Course Dates: 14th July, 21st July, 28th July, 4th August, 11th August 2021.

Antenatal Course for babies with estimated due dates between:

mid October - mid November 2021.

Epsom and surrounding areas:

Course Dates: 24th August, 31st August, 7th September, 14th September, 21st September 2021.

Sutton and surrounding areas:

Course Dates: 25th August, 1st September, 8th September, 15th September, 22nd September 2021.

 

Private Antenatal Courses

Prefer a one-to-one Antenatal Course in the comfort own home (or via Zoom)?

We are able to visit you and your birthing partner in your own home, at times and dates that work for you!

Who may a one-to-one Antenatal Course benefit?

The short answer is anyone! However, we find expectant parents who choose to book a private antenatal course with us may have pre-existing medical conditions, may have complications during their current pregnancy, they have a planned caesarean section (abdominal birth) booked, they may have experienced a previous traumatic birth, are second or third time parents, would rather chose a date and time that works for them, or just generally prefer one-to-one sessions!

 

The above course content is covered, however we are able to provide an individualised service, discussing topics that are relevant in your pregnancy.

Please contact us here if you'd like to enquire or book a private Antenatal Course!