Stafford – Midwife Hosted Antenatal Classes

£115 (Pay deposit now of £20.00)

Midwife hosted antenatal course in Stafford with founder, Freya Mahal. 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 7.00pm-9.00pm. Weekend classes run from 2.00pm-6.00pm.

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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

22nd, 23rd Feb (Sat+Sun), 27th Feb, 5th, 12th, 19th Mar (Thu), 27th, 30th Apr, 4th, 7th, May (Mon & Thu), 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Jun (Thu)

Reviews

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.

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.

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.

We attended the Expecting classes in Stafford and they were brilliant. I would definitely recommend these to any first time parent. The classes really helped me feel much more prepared... read more

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Heather J.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Fay H.

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.

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.

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.

Me and my wife attended Freya’s classes early this year. I was a bit apprehensive about going at first but I walked away from the first session looking forward to... read more

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William L.

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.