FIRST TIME PARENTS
Classes run by open minded midwives that are informative, fun and relaxed. A great way to make new friends!
JANUARY WEEKEND GROUP
The Lordship Pub, East Dulwich - £310
for due dates in late January - March
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th January
10:15am - 5:00pm
MARCH WEEKEND GROUP
The Florence Pub, Herne Hill - £310
for due dates in April - May
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March
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 pastries fruit teas & coffee's 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 Lordship Pub in East Dulwich. Couples that attend these groups normally live in East Dulwich, Herne Hill, Forest Hill, and the surrounding areas.
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.
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 - what to expect, how to do it and common problems. Bottle feeding - with expressed breast milk or formula.