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
Sarah, East Sussex
I would highly recommend Birthing and Beyond to any parents to be. My husband and I did the 6 weeks course and found it to be extremely informative. After the course I was feeling calm about the labour as knew about all the different paths it could take. We have now welcomed our baby girl and have Katie, Lorna and Marie to thank for all the information and support they gave us.
Katie, East Sussex
Lorna and Katie came to mine and my partners home for a 1:1 class as we couldn't make the 6 week course. They gave us a 2 hour personalised session on what to expect as first time parents, they were honest and didn't make it frilly which was exactly what we were after. So informative, we both feel very prepared for our due date and have now done a birth plan when we originally weren't going to do one. If only they could be our midwife on the day!! Couldn't recommend enough, thank you!!
Louise, East Sussex
Katie and Lorna came along to our home and they were lovely!!! So down to earth and friendly. The session was delivered exactly to our needs and it actually just felt like a group of friends having a chat about birth - except we were being educated at the same time! I'm not the best in a group so this suited us well!
I think Katie, Lorna and Marie are a lovely team. Exactly what is missing from the Eastbourne area in relation to maternity services, which are sparse on the NHS. These lovely ladies are experienced, practising midwives sharing their up to date knowledge.