Market Drayton – Midwife Hosted Antenatal Classes

£115 (Pay deposit now of £20.00)

Midwife hosted antenatal classes in Market Drayton with Expecting midwife Sarah. After completing your booking, Sarah will be in contact regarding your course and options for paying the balance of your course costs. One booking covers both expectant mum and one birth partner. Classes run from 7.00pm-9.00pm.

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Description

Midwife hosted course in Market Drayton to prepare you better for labour, birth & early parenthood. Four multimedia sessions presented in an informal and relaxed atmosphere offering you an opportunity to meet other soon to be parents in the Market Drayton area. The course will be followed by a ‘class reunion’ organised by Expecting.

Each session is informal & as interactive as you wish it to be. Please don’t be nervous. The content has regular pauses allowing  allowing you to ask questions of your host midwife and chat to the group. The sessions cover the core topics of: Labour & birth, Pain relief & coping methods, Feeding your baby, Life after birth.

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Full range of topics covered:

  • pregnancy
  • signs of labour
  • the latent phase & advice
  • what determines the length of your labour
  • going to hospital /calling the midwife
  • first, second & third stages of labour
  • what the birth partner might see
  • water-birth
  • when things don’t go according to plan

 

  • attitude towards pain
  • role of the birth partner
  • coping methods for early labour
  • natural pain relief
  • medical pain relief

 

  • skin to skin
  • breastfeeding benefits to mums and babies
  • sterilising
  • bottle feeding
  • SIDS (cot death)
  • challenges of breastfeeding
  • anatomy & how it works
  • expressing
  • breastfeeding and partners

 

  • how life is about to change
  • first hour with your babies
  • visitors
  • practicalities
  • first days with your babies
  • why do babies cry?
  • nappy changing
  • bathing baby
  • dressing baby
  • car-seat safety
  • insight into parenthood

Additional information

Dates

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Oct (Mon), 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Nov (Mon), 20th, 27th Jan, 3rd, 10th Feb (Mon)