FIRST TIME PARENTS - EAST DULWICH GROUP
The Lordship Pub - Lordship Lane
Classes run by open minded midwives that are informative, fun and relaxed. A great way to make new friends!
Wednesday Evenings 7:30pm-9:30pm
June: June 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
for babies due late August - early October
August: Aug 21st, 28th, Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
for babies due mid October - early December
October: Oct 16th, 23rd, 30th, Nov 6th, 13th, 20th
for babies due mid December - mid February 20
Contact us if you can’t make all the dates. We are really flexible and happy to accommodate you in other groups or a private catch up session.
Week 1: Labour and birth.
Week 2: Coping Mechanisms: TENS, Hypnobirthing, Water Birth, Birthing Positions and Pain Relief - start WhatsApp groups.
Week 3: Different types of hospital birth including Caesarean, and the birth partner's role. Birth Stories from two previous couples.
Week 4: Baby Feeding. Breastfeeding? Bottle Feeding? Whatever is right for you.
Week 5: What to expect from the first 3 months of being new parents and exploring newborn behaviour.
Week 6: Practical skills for new parents, including swaddling, bathing, nappy changing, and slings.
Our first-time parents antenatal courses are made-up of interactive and dynamic midwife-led classes. These sessions provide honest, evidence-based, and realistic information, with course content equally split between labour and birth, and the early weeks with your new baby. This ensures that each of our couples feel confident in making informed choices. There is plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion during each course, and a fantastic opportunity to hear some first hand experiences from previous couples returning to tell their own birth-story.
Our sessions are limited to eight couples, and are held in a private space above The Lordship Pub, maintaining an intimate and relaxed atmosphere where lasting friendships are formed. We facilitate the creation of WhatsApp groups, and encourage regular meet-ups during and after the course, all of which helps to develop that all-important early support network.
Each couple will recieve our tailor made 60 page handbook. It supports all the information you discuss in the course, and signposts you to reliable sourcs of information to expand your knowledge in any particular topic. The handbook offers a quick look guide to steer you through your birth, a detailed view of what to expect for the first 3 months, and our midwife tips about the practical baby skills and feeding.
You will also recieve unlimited email support from midwife Vicky and the Team.