As a Registered Midwife, Antenatal educator & Postpartum Doula, I am delighted to be able to offer Antenatal Preparation Classes online or in person.
Antenatal classes? ‘What do I need them for?’
If this is a thought you're having about birth preparation? Then please read on!!
Giving birth is one of the most important events in your life! Think about all the other major life events you may have experienced, wedding, setting up your home, parties, major holidays. How much preparation and research would you put into events like this?? I imagine the answer is LOTS!! Researching venues, caterers, flowers, music, all organised and planned to help build the environment and experience you want on the day and for it to run as stress free as possible.
Preparation is key
So why then when it comes to giving Birth would it be any different.
These preparation classes can help give parents the tools and, more so , the information for you to make informed choices around organising for your birth, breastfeeding and journey into parenthood.
Remember, oxytocin the hormone responsible for helping labour progress is produced when you feel safe & comfortable! Stress produces adrenaline/cortisol which inhibits oxytocin, so the better informed you are the less stress about the unknown. This class will help empower you to prepare for the life altering journey that is birth and parenting!
Full Birth Prep
An inclusive and supportive course for every couple! - €150 per couple
Topics Covered: Make decisions about the birth you want and prepare for the alternatives. Feel more confident and prepared for your upcoming birth as you gain a deeper understanding of the childbirth experience. In this class you will learn about the signs of labour, breathing and relaxation techniques, hospital protocols, the stages of labour, variation in labour, caesarean birth, the role of the birth support person, epidurals and other pain management options, and the postpartum period.
Class Details: This course is broke down into 2 classes that last approximately 2.5 hours each.
Consider bundling this course with my Breastfeeding Class for a discount!
When to take: 28 to 36 weeks!