Our Ante-natal Classes
***At the moment we are only offering virtual classes at a reduced cost of £30 - please email Marie for more information**
Starting in the third trimester, we will prepare you as much as possible for all realities of birth and parenthood, from knowing what to expect in labour, being as mentally and physically prepared as possible for the birth, the immediate time afterwards and the weeks that follow.
The course runs for 6 weeks (each session is 2 hours 7-9pm) 3 x sessions covering late pregnancy, labour and birth, 1 x session covering caring for your baby, 1 x session on feeding and the last session is a social evening (venue TBA) where we will be testing your freshly learnt knowledge with a pub quiz!
Eating & Drinking
Over the counter pain relief
Staying at home/ When to go in
What a contraction feels like
Pain relief options - Entonox, Pethidine, Water, Epidural
Three stages of labour fully explained.
Complications - Meconium, Breaking Waters, Oxytocin IV, Continuous Fetal Monitoring, Fetal Blood Sampling, Early breaking of waters
Induction of labour- possible reasons
Instrumental/ Assisted births
Immediate Post Delivery
Transfer to Postnatal ward
Feeding – breast and bottle
Postnatal Depression/ Baby Blues
Midwifery support at home
Recovery from Birth
Exercise/ Pelvic Floor
If this is not your first baby but there has been a large gap in between - maybe you feel unsure about the different options available to you now and need a quick refresh?
We can also offer a 1-on-1 session for you in the comfort of your own home, tailored to your needs
Left it too late?
Prefer not to be in a large group?
Unable to do the above dates?
We offer 1-on-1 intensive sessions done in the comfort of your own home at a time to suit you. Our midwives can tailor the session to suit you and your partner's individual needs. Cost £120
My partner and I were really looking forward to starting the Birthing & Beyond course after being recommended by a friend as quite frankly, we had no idea what to expect about having a baby! Learning the ins and outs of labour was most helpful because they provided us with lots of information that I had no idea about. The session that spoke about c sections was particularly helpful to me after having to have an emergency c section, it meant I was able to go into it with some idea of what to expect. Lorna was absolutely fantastic and it was so nice meeting a lovely group of new mums and dads. I now have a support group of other mums going through the same as me. Also, the homemade cake they provided weekly never disappointed! Thank you so much.
There's so much to think about when your a 1st time mum to be, labour is not always what you expect or hope 🙃
Having knowledge of all eventualities really helped me to stay calm throughout my labour, I can't thank my tutor enough (as she also by chance delivered my baby!)
Plus you meet a bunch of new friends all with newborns to help you get out the house when you just need a coffee and a chat.
Always a good piece of cake 🍰 on offer at each class too 😋
Really glad I took these classes - despite missing the last few due to having my baby early! I was so glad to have an arsenal of pain relief/comfort techniques ready when I went I to labour and my partner stayed so calm throughout, even when I was shouting that I'd changed my mind and wanted an epidural, he reminded me that I was just hitting the wall as Lorna had described 😆 Also grateful that Lorna talked about the 4th Trimester which, I discovered, is very, very real! X