Who should attend: Both parents, from 20 weeks through to the Birth. The sessions are for both parents.
Where: Royal Hillsborough Village Centre
Duration: Delivered in 3 x 2hr sessions
The BirthDays Birth Prep course covers everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and the early days. It will help you navigate the overwhelming information and options available in maternity care, ensuring you get accurate and useful advice.
The course will provide comprehensive information about how to look after yourself mentally and physically. Topics covered include the below:
- The importance of physical and mental health during pregnancy
- How to create a positive birthing room
- How the uterus works
- Movement for active birth
- Optimal fetal positioning
- Writing your birth preferences
- Using a birthing/peanut ball
- Everything you need to know about birthing hormones
- How your body works in labour
- Rebozo techniques
- Signs of labour and when to call a midwife
- Skills to manage early labour
- Packing your bag for birth
- The birth partner’s role
- Pain relief options for birth
- How induction works
- Medical interventions
- Perineal massage and repair
- How babies are birthed including water births, assisted births and Caesarean section births
- The golden hour and bonding with your baby
- Self-care in the early days
- Caring for your baby including cord care, feeding and bathing
- The role of the community midwife
On completion of the course you will have a wealth of knowledge to bring with you to your baby’s birth and beyond. With this education comes understanding and confidence which empowers you to be in control.
As practicing Midwives, we have a wealth of experience looking after Mums-to-be and new Mums. We know how vital it is to be prepared so you can make informed decisions relating to your pregnancy and birth.
Exclusive offers: When you book this course, award-winning maternity and baby photographer, Claire Butler will give 50% off the session fee when you book your newborn photography session with her and an enlarged print.
Discount on BellaMoon products will be provided on purchase of this course via access to BirthDays’ Members Area.
Please email us on email@example.com to arrange your sessions.
Ruth P –
Absolutely loved the birth prep class with BirthDays! Got so much from it and feel empowered for my birth. Could not recommend enough xx
Stephanie P –
We had an amazing time at Birth Days. Annie and Joyce were fantastic hosts and we received so many tips that we will take with us! The atmosphere of the meetings was so lovely and calming. We looked forward to attending each week and would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone considering Birth Days.
Stuart & Steph
Eimear C –
Annie and Joyce provide an invaluable course for Mums to be and their birthing partner. The knowledge and support shared by these two experienced mid wives during the Birth Prep classes has 100% reduced my apprehension surrounding what is to come as a first time Mum! The classes were engaging and informative from start to finish. I would recommend Birth Days to anyone who wants to gain some extra information and reassurance!
Hannah H –
Myself and my husband highly recommend the classes that Annie and Joyce run. They are very knowledgeable in their field and come with a lot of experience. Each night, we came away with more knowledge about before, during, and after birth and how to use calming techniques to remain as calm as possible during all stages. Annie and Joyce really get to know you in the classes, and we felt very welcomed and comfortable to ask any questions we may have.
Highly recommend getting in contact with Annie and Joyce and attending their classes.