Birth & Early Parenthood Preparation Course

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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:

  • Physical recovery

  • 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

  • Nappy changing

  • 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 

  • Caesarean birth

  • Medical interventions

  • How to cope, how to support the mother

Pricing:
£240 for both days (incl. birth partner)
£140 for a single day (incl. birth partner)

Upcoming dates:
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

For further information please email Maria maria@pinterandmartin.com and to book your place please email Martin martin@pinterandmartin.com

Testimonials:

We are so grateful for all your help in preparing for our baby boy’s birth. I was so scared about being induced, but thanks to your classes, everything was much more relaxed than I thought it would be & I felt at ease. In fact, the only intervention I needed was the pessary - after that, things went very smoothly of their own accord.
11 weeks in, aside from the mastitis, we feel as though we are finally mastering our new life & dealing with the sleep deprivation. You were right about that being the toughest part! Thanks again for all your help and support - it really was great.
— Geraldine
Thanks so much for all your wonderful advice, and creating such a warm, caring environment for us all to learn and grow in.  It’s been such a wonderful experience and I am really going to miss our Tuesday night classes.
— Simon
I thought that the sessions were very helpful, well organised and managed, smoothly run, with a good balance between having a set programme and the flexibility to adjust things to our groups’ needs. All of that combined with your personable style made them very enjoyable to attend! It has given me a lot more confidence around having our first baby (although I wish I had taken notes!) - thank you so much for providing that.
— M
You inspired confidence in me and the message that I have taken, and hope I can grow in, is that I can trust my body, my instincts and my baby to help me do what is right for us both and for us a family.  This is empowering and healing in a wider sense. It is wonderful that the experience of carrying a child and impending motherhood has opened this up for me in new, challenging and exciting ways. 
— Charlotte