An Antenatal Course to Suit You
So much choice, so much conflicting advice…
It may be just starting to feel real - you’re having a baby! Exciting times but in the quiet times when your mind begins to wonder, questions start to arise.
Breath, we have got you
Decision don’t need to be made straight away. Keep an open mind and explore all the possibilities.
It isn’t either - or, just options.
Our small class will allow you to discover what kind of parent you would like to be.
We can discuss the pros and cons of a hospital birth vs home birth. Of pain relief.
How to use hypnobirthing for calm birth, alongside standard pain relief or no pain relief.
Feeding options – the choice is always yours!
APPROACHING BIRTH – Sunday 3rd February, 5pm—7pm
In this session, you’ll learn:
what to expect as your due date approaches
signs and symptoms of labour (and the false alarms)
the physiology of labour
pain relief options – pros and cons.
The session will be run by:
Ann Malynn RN, RM
Ann is a NHS practicing midwife at the Princess Royal Hospital (you may have met Ann at the early pregnancy event).
She has gained a vast amount of experience in her 40-year career.
Ann has a particular interest in assisting parents in actively understanding and preparing for labour, as well as providing postnatal support.
HYPNOBIRTHING & SELF-CARE – Sunday 10th February, 5pm—7pm
In this session, you’ll learn hypnobirthing techniques to prepare you for a calm, confident and empowering birth experience, wherever and however you choose to give birth.
You’ll learn about:
the important role dads can play during labour.
This session will be run by:
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID –
Sunday 17th February, 5pm—7pm
This session will cover:
the recovery position
It will be run by:
Tracey from Daisy First Aid
Tracey is a mum and has been working as a NHS paramedic for 15 years.
She passionately believes that every parent should have some basic paediatric first aid knowledge to help protect their children.
PRACTICAL TIPS & NEWBORN CARE
Sunday 24th February, 5pm—7pm
This is a hands-on session which focuses on preparing you for looking after your newborn baby – a period known as the 4th trimester.
We will be joined by all the experts from the other antenatal sessions: practising midwife Ann Malynn, hypnobirthing specialist Rea from Calm Mama, and paediatric first-aider Tracey from Daisy First Aid.
We will cover:
how to create a calming birth environment
feeding options and common questions
dressing a baby
bathing your newborn
making up a bottle in the dark.
You will also learn about the importance of relaxation and self-care during this period with an introduction to reflexology.
This session will be run by:
Choose the Sessions You Want
With access to a variety of local experts who wish to share their knowledge and experience, the course allows you the chance to explore all the possibilities available to you.
Either sign up for the full course or pick and choose the sessions you want.
Our groups are small, giving you the chance to ask as many questions as you wish, with plenty of opportunity to establish new friendships.
Our Session run every month, starting on the 1st Sunday and running for four consecutive Sundays
Take a look at the sessions on offer:
Jane is a qualified reflexologist with twenty-five years’ experience as a nanny and fifteen as a mother.
She now runs Altree Rose, providing baby massage and mother and baby wellbeing classes and managing the Baby Hub in The Glades, Bromley.
Jane is passionate about supporting mums from pre-pregnancy through to the first year of their child’s life.
Our course is held in the Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley Upper Mall, in the soft play, next to New Look from 5pm -7pm.
Being surrounded by restaurants and cafes means you can grab something to eat before or after the class. Almost a night out!
All courses are on Sunday at 5pm-7pm at the Glades Shopping Centre
February: 3rd,10th, 17th, 24th
April: 7th,14th,28th and May 2nd
June: 7th,14th,21st and 28th
Individual sessions: £70 for each session (includes a mum-to-be and birth partner)
Book the 4-week course: £275 (for a mum-to-be and birth partner)
The course should be paid in full before the start of the 1st session.
Alternatively, pay a £75 deposit on booking the course, followed by four instalments of £50.