Antenatal Education

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Whether you are planning to give birth in hospital, a birth centre or have a home birth, preparation and knowledge is key to feeling confident about your baby’s birth. These private and personalised birth preparation classes takes place in the comfort of your own home on a day and time the suits you.
The information and knowledge gained will enable you to make choices that feel right for you, enabling you to have a
positive experience whatever the circumstances.

Prepare to birth 1-day workshop, 6hrs.

Work Shop Includes:
 

Hopes & fears

Influences on birth

The physiology of birth

Back to basics

The birth process

Coping methods

Practical skills for labour

Interventions

Relaxation session

Personalising birth preference document

Telephone support in early labour

Prepare to birth 1/2 day refresher session, 3hrs.

​​A condensed version of the full day session but still packed full of information, suitable if you would like to refresh your knowledge following a previous birth.

Physiology of birth

Back to basics

Birth process

Coping methods

Practical skills for labour

Birth preference document​​

Birth Option session,  2hrs.

A useful session in addition to antenatal classes you may have already had.
These sessions are for anyone who has been classed as “high risk” having additional risk factors.  They are also beneficial for anyone unsure about which hospital to choose or who may be contemplating a home birth. During this session we will discuss all your options, enabling you to decide what will work best for you. We will put together a birth preference document, which you can then talk through with your midwife or consultant. Ongoing support is available via phone and email.

Life with a newborn, 3hrs.

Designed to prepare you for the first few weeks of life as a new parent. Preparing and learning skills ahead of the birth will help make the transition to parenthood a little easier. This session is designed around your personal needs and takes place in the comfort of your own home on a day and time that suits.

Practical preparation during pregnancy for baby's arrival        

The early days and weeks with your baby – what’s it really like?      

The partners role & family & friends       

Practical skills – nappy changing, umbilical cord, bathing, carrying       

Comforting & soothing techniques   

How to look after yourself – healing, emotional support       

Safe sleeping         

Sleeping and feeding patterns.

Please ​email me  
for my price list and availability.

Caesarean birth prep session 2.5hours

Talking through all your options

Family centred abdominal birth

Drafting a birth preference document

Discussing feeding options

Preparing for the birth.

"The one to one antenatal classes in the privacy of our home were very beneficial, we where able to ask lots of questions and the detailed written information Siobhan provided enabled us to quietly read and reflect on the myriad of choices and options available”. 
 


- Tanya & Darren, Croxley, Hertfordshire.