FIRST TIME PARENTS - HERNE HILL GROUP
Classes run by open minded midwives that are informative, fun and relaxed. A great way to make new friends!
Our intensive weekend course is a complete antenatal course that leaves couples fully informed and prepared for labour, birth and caring for their new baby. We have frequent breaks during the day, and two delicious lunches, giving couples lots of time to get to know one another and ask questions. All food and drinks through the day are covered by the course fee.
Signs and process of labour and birth. Where to give birth: home, birth centre, or hospital?
Coping strategies and Pain relief. An Introduction to Hypnobirthing and Aromatherapy.
If birth doesn't go as planned, and the birth partner’s role. Couples come back to tell their birth story!
Early days with your baby, recovery time, looking after yourself and your baby, and life as a new parents.
Feeding your baby: Breastfeeding - what to expect, how to do it and common problems. Bottle feeding - with expressed breast milk or formula.
Common practicalities such as swaddling, bathing and nappy changing, and babywearing taster with Rachel from East Dulwich Slings.
Our Weeknight groups cover each of the 6 topics specified above over the 6 week course. After the 3rd and 6th session we invite the group to stay for supper to give you more time to get to know one another