CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES
Childbirth preparation classes are midwife-led sessions/workshops which follows a thoughtfully curated antenatal syllabus “Transition to Parenthood” written by Tolu the Midwife.
The course covers a wide range of topics within antenatal, labour, delivery and postnatal periods. The group sessions are held in a relaxed and comfortable environment while the private one-to-one sessions are usually held in your home or a place of your choice with one birthing partner.
BENEFITS OF ANTENATAL CLASSES
Learn how to stay healthy during pregnancy.
Learn what to expect in labour, delivery and transitioning to life with a newborn baby.
Learn practical parenting skills to care for your newborn baby.
Reduces stress and anxiety about childbirth.
You'll feel informed and empowered about labour and delivery.
Boosts your confidence and prepare for the transition to motherhood.
It’s a good time to make friends with other expectant parents who are due to have their baby around the same time as you.
Speak with an experienced health professional in a non-clinical and relaxed setting.
Raise any concerns/questions which you may not have asked at your antenatal checks.
Some of the topics covered include:
Labour and delivery
Living healthy in pregnancy, diet, nutrition
Preparations for labour
Signs and stages of labour
Pain relief options
Alternative pain relief methods
Breathing and relaxation
Partners role during childbirth
Labour and birthing options
Complete birthing preferences
Induction of labour
Complications during childbirth
Postpartum: It's all about you mama
What to expect in the postnatal period
Caring for yourself
Emotional and mental health (Baby blues and postpartum depression)
Sex after childbirth
Your newborn baby
Bringing baby home.
Care of the new-born baby, cord care/wake-sleep pattern/bathing/nappy changing.
Common newborn conditions
Discuss normality, deviations from the norm and when to seek medical assistance
Feeding your newborn baby: breastfeeding, expressing breastmilk, formula feeding, feeding support and expectations
DADS ANTENATAL CLASS
We often get so wrapped up with the pregnant women, men are unconsciously side-lined. The fact is you are having a baby too! and we need you here every step of the way.
The benefits of the "Father Effect" is not spoken about enough. Many studies highlight the benefits of "fathering" include bonding with your baby, (even in utero) and contributing to your child's psychological and social outcome in a positive way.
Men are usually sidelined or excluded from the transition to parenthood. This can affect the way he supports his partner and bonds with their baby. The reality of the matter is, Parenting requires teamwork and need to encourage men to be involved at every stage right from conception.
At the maternity hub, we have created a class just for soon-to-be first-time fathers. Click the below to join the waitlist for the next class.