Stafford – Midwife Hosted Antenatal Classes

£115 (Pay deposit now of £20.00)

Ordinarily these classes are held in Stafford. However during the CORONA VIRUS pandemic, these classes will be held virtually with your host midwife Freya. Receive access to all our course videos and then meet others virtually and have all your questions answered via Zoom. Once we’re confident the CORONA VIRUS pandemic is over, get together in person for a reunion. A £15 discount per couple will be applied, if held virtually, making the total cost £100. After completing your booking, Freya will be in contact regarding your course and options for paying the balance of your course costs. We’re currently hoping to run in person classes from September but will keep assessing the situation. Your safety is our priority. One booking covers both expectant mum and one birth partner. Evening classes run from 7pm and weekend classes run from 3pm.

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Description

Midwife hosted antenatal classes in Stafford 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

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Jun (Thu), 11th, 12th July (Sat & Sun), 22nd, 23rd Aug (Sat & Sun), 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Sep (Thu), 19th, 20th Sep (Sat & Sun)

Reviews

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.

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.

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.

We specifically wanted to book these classes on the recommendation of some friends who had attended and found them very useful. Being from a medical background, myself and my husband... read more

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Tamzin B.

Friendly and informative course without being scary! Freya is full of knowledge and feel ready for the next chapter in our lives! Also a bonus having a weekend course to... read more

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Emma P.

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.

I would recommend this course to new parents and exsisting parents who feel they need a refresher. My story that I’m an exsisting Mother of an amazing girl. I wanted... read more

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Evelyn H.

positive review The classes worked really well for us as we were both working full-time and they took place in the evening at a venue close to home. My husband and I... read more

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Michelle J.

A friend recommended the Expecting Antenatal classes to us, and we were so pleased that we went ahead and booked them. Freya is extremely knowledgable, very approachable and friendly and... read more

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Riona M.

We were recommended Expecting classes by friends, and we are so glad we were! The classes were very laid back and friendly, as well as being full of great information... read more

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Hannah D.

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.

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.

positive review As expecting parents, embarking on this incredible journey for the second time, my husband and I were looking to refresh our knowledge. We were amazed at what this marvellous course,... read more

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Natalie B.