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

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Jan 2020 (Thu), 22nd, 23rd Feb (Sat+Sun), 27th Feb, 5th, 12th, 19th Mar (Thu), 23rd, 30th Apr, 7th, 14th May (Thu)

Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.

positive review Could not recommend Freya’s classes enough! Me and my husband found the sessions to be excellent and highly informative. Friendly atmosphere with other couples who were also becoming parents for... read more

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Julie W.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 Fully recommend expecting classes with Freya she was an excellent facilitator and the content exceeded our expectations. 10/10.

You are made to feel at ease and encouraged to ask questions and...
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Joanne M.

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.

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.

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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