FIRST TIME PARENTS
Classes run by open minded midwives that are informative, fun and relaxed. A great way to make new friends!
ABOUT THE GROUP
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, giving couples lots of time to ask questions and mingle.
We welcome you with a hot drink and then sit down together in the restaurant for lunch to relax and get to know one another.
All food and drinks through the course are covered by the course fee.
The weekend group is run in The Florence Pub in Herne Hill. Couples that attend this group normally live in East Dulwich, Herne Hill, and the surrounding areas. This group is a great alternative if our weeknight groups are sold out.
THE COURSE COVERS
Signs and process of labour and birth. Where to give birth: home, birth centre, or hospital?
Coping strategies and pain relief - and an introduction to Hypnobirthing and Aromatherapy.
Different types of hospital birth - birth partners role.
A Birth Story by a couple that have previously attended The Group.
Couples come back to tell their birth story. Early days with your baby, recovery time, looking after yourself and your baby, and life as new parents.
Common practicalities such as swaddling, bathing, nappy changing, and slings.
Feeding your baby: Breastfeeding? Bottle feeding? Whatever is right for you.
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MEET YOUR MIDWIFE
Polly moved to London from the Midlands in 2010 to complete her midwifery training and has since made the city her home. When she’s not out buying new houseplants to fill her home, she is dashing off to spend time with her family, especially her cheeky little nephews.
She has worked in hospitals for over ten years in a variety of roles, starting out as a community midwife in a case-loading team alongside Vicky, and has fond memories of driving to home-births at all hours. For the last few years, Polly has worked as a specialist midwife, caring for women with more complex pregnancies. Her aim in her both her work, and her approach to teaching for The Group, is to provide normality and positivity for parents-to-be who may require more medical input.