Birth & Early Parenthood Preparation Course
Whether it’s your first baby or second or third, our birth preparation courses provide you with all of the tools to help you achieve your very own positive birth experience. No matter what your preference – whether it’s a hospital, birth-centre or home birth – the knowledge and support system you have around you is crucial to the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.
During our course we provide you and your birth partner with evidence-based and non-preachy information on all aspects of birth. We aim to do so in a way that empowers you and provides lasting support for your family throughout birth and the early stages of parenthood. You will meet budding families just like yours. The classes are taught by Maria Pinter, an experienced antenatal teacher, who has helped thousands of couples through this exciting time in their lives.
We offer a preparation for birth and a preparation for parenthood day, which can booked together or separately, giving you the flexibility to choose the topics you'd like to cover. All course prices include you and your birth partner.
Preparation for parenthood:
Newborn baby’s development and how to support it
How to meet the newborn baby’s and new parents’ needs
Developing relationship with new baby
Breastfeeding and formula feeding
Looking after parents’ mental health
Practical baby care: dressing, swaddling, bathing, massaging, baby wearing and safe sleep
Looking after the couple’s relationship
Preparation for birth:
How to cope and how to support the mother
Introduction to relaxation techniques and stages of labour
Position, breathing and massage techniques
Pain relieving drugs and pain managing techniques
Decision making, communication skills
How to cope, how to support the mother
£240 for both days (incl. birth partner)
£140 for a single day (incl. birth partner)
6th and 12th January 2019: Sunday 6th (birth) & Saturday 12th (parenting) 10-4pm
30th and 31st March 2019: Saturday 30th (birth) & Sunday 31st (parenting) 10-4pm
8th and 9th June 2019: Saturday 8th (birth) & Sunday 9th (parenting) 10-4pm