Stafford – Midwife Hosted Antenatal Classes

£115 (Pay deposit now of £20.00)

Ordinarily these classes are held in Stafford. However during the CORONA VIRUS these classes will be held virtually with your host midwife Freya via Zoom. Meet others from your area and have all your questions answered. Once CORONA VIRUS is over, get together in person for a reunion. A £20 discount per couple will be applied during this time making the total cost £95. After completing your booking, Freya 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. Evening classes run from 7pm and weekend classes run from 2pm.

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Description

Midwife hosted antenatal classes to prepare you better for labour, birth & early parenthood. Four multimedia classes presented in an informal and relaxed atmosphere offering you an opportunity to meet other soon to be parents in the Stafford 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 video content will be paused by your host midwife allowing you to ask questions and chat to the group. The sessions cover the core topics of: Labour & birth, Pain relief & coping methods, Feeding your baby, Life after birth.

 

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

27th, 30th Apr, 4th, 7th, May (Mon & Thu), 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Jun (Thu), 11th, 12th July (Sat & Sun), 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Sep (Thu)

Reviews

positive review My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole Expecting experience! Freya is awesome - she’s so sincere, approachable, available and encouraging. Her knowledge, support and guidance has been totally... read more

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Kelly A.

My wife and I did Freya's course over seven years ago now and I can't say how much we appreciated the knowledge we gained from the course. The amount of... read more

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Dave S.

Throughly enjoyed these classes. Non of that sitting round on the floor doing breathing exercises like I was dreading just up-to-date practical information about pregnancy, birth and baby care.... read more

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Tahlia M.

positive review We are so grateful to Freya and Expecting. We had, had a rough time with midwives and we felt completely in the dark on what was going to happen. However... read more

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Rhian E.

Freya is lovely. The class is very informative without being overwhelming. I feel a lot more comfortable about becoming a parent after going to this class. She's also there to... read more

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Claire P.

Freya has so much knowledge and delivers it in a totally understandable way, answering any questions along the way. Each session was welcoming and comfortable for both mum and dad... read more

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SLogan F.

positive review I am so glad I found these classes as the information and advice from Freya has been invaluable! She put my mind at ease on a lot of fears and... read more

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MissyBee L.

This course really opened our eyes to what to expect, can't believe we were even discussing if it worth the money or not! It is definitely a must have and... read more

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Norris Y.

My husband and I attended expecting classes after finding them online and seeing the good reviews. We were not disappointed. We both felt they were very informative and helped us... read more

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Abbie L.

We were recommended these classes by family. They were absolutely brilliant. The information provided was so relevant and helpful. Freya is lovely and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Sophie D.

My husband and I just attended the weekend course, as my colleague and midwife recommended Expecting. Not only is it a very informative course in a relaxed atmosphere, but it... read more

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Annisa B.

Brilliant classes which have really helped to prepare us for the birth of our first child. Freya is so approachable and each class very informative. We are looking forward to... read more

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Katie B.

I would highly recommend!

My husband and I attended the antinatal class in February and it was extremely useful.
We were undecided if it was something we needed as I felt...
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Ashley P.

Freya was simply outstanding! As a 1st time dad going into the unknown of labour and parenthood, I can’t begin to describe how beneficial the expecting sessions were. They have... read more

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James S.

Freya’s classes were informative, interactive and fun. My birthing experience was positive due to the preparation and knowledge gained in expecting. Thank you Freya.

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