SECOND TIME PARENTS

Our midwife-led refresher courses are specifically designed for parents expecting their second (or subsequent) baby. Our half day session will refresh your memory on labour, birth and the postnatal period, as well as preparing you for life with two children.

Course cost: £150

 

Sunday December 3rd - 09:00-13:30 in The French house, Lordship Lane- BOOK NOW

 

In 2018 we will be running the refresher in our new venue Spinach, Lordship Lane -13:30-17:30 on the following dates:

Saturday 3rd February - BOOK NOW

Saturday 17th March - BOOK NOW

Saturday 21st April - BOOK NOW

Saturday 2nd June - BOOK NOW

Saturday 14th July - BOOK NOW 


WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?

- Choosing your place of birth: what’s the evidence and where is best for you?

Planning your next birth: how this differs second time, labour refresher, when to call for help and what to do if birth is very quick.

- Coping skills for birth: water, movement, sound, aromatherapy, medical pain relief options.

- Focus on the role of the father/partner: looking after your partner, the children and yourself during the birth and early weeks.

- Reminder on early newborn care (nappies/cord care/jaundice/rashes) and postnatal recovery (wound/stitches/bleeding/pelvic floor)

Preparing your older child for the birth, meeting the new baby & becoming an older sibling.

- Feeding information and advice (breast, bottle, expressing) – solving common feeding issues, settling and swaddling.

Coping with two – practical advice on managing feeding times, bathing two, getting around and nurturing a positive sibling relationship. (Includes basic sling-wearing advice for hands-free newborn care).

- The emotional implications of a second child –looking after your family’s well-being and mental health.


WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE?

- Attendance for two adults (if you are unable to arrange childcare or your partner is otherwise unable to attend, then why not bring along another supportive person like a sister/mum/friend).

- Two refresher information packs: one for labour and one for the postnatal period with all you need to know.

- The Group’s printable ‘cheat sheets’ to have to hand exactly when needed.

- Lunch and drinks.

- Email support from midwife Rachel during your pregnancy and first six weeks.



"Thank you for a great session today! My husband and I really enjoyed the course for second-time parents and highly recommend it to other couples going in for round two! A really helpful refresher about the stages of labour, pain relief choices and feeding a new born. With the bonus of tips for helping you transition to a family of four (or more), preparing your first child and (most importantly) staying sane. So good to hear it all from two professional midwives with loads of experience. I loved the discussions around how to balance family life, that felt realistic and achievable, rather than too many strict rules and ideals that set you up to fail. Thank you so much." - Jessica

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