FIRST TIME PARENTS - Peckham rye GROUP
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
THE CLOCK HOUSE PUB - Peckham Rye
January: Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, 12th
for babies due late February - early April
March: Mar 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Apr 1st, 8th
for babies due mid April - May
If the group you want to join is fully booked have a look at our weekend groups or our
East Dulwich first time parent.
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.
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MEET YOUR MIDWIFE
Meet Rachel - who runs the groups at The Clock House
Rachel and her husband moved to East Dulwich whilst pregnant with their daughter Imogen, who was born after an induction at King’s College Hospital in November 2014. Their son, Oliver, followed closely behind, born at home in August 2016. Vicky and provided much of Rachel’s care, with Vicky on hand to scoop Oliver out of the pool as he arrived into the world.
A bit of a neat freak, with a love of calm, Rachel has found the chaos of having “2 under 2” a real challenge! Both as a midwife and a mum, she has lots of tips for parents expecting baby number 2, or for those in the early weeks with a new baby. Rachel has worked as a community caseload and labour ward midwife, as well as in audit and quality improvement.
Prior to becoming a midwife, she graduated from the University of Sussex with an MSc in Health Psychology, with a special interest in traumatic birth and women’s mental health after childbirth. Rachel is also a baby-wearing consultant, with classes and one-on-one consultations available at London Slings.