good information | an experienced birth practitioner | practical skills
With small groups and only eight courses a year, this is an exclusive way to gain professional birth preparation and to access ongoing support.
Booking onto this course also includes Labour & Birth Handbooks plus email and phone support in early labour and during the first week with your baby.
Sessions are based on first-hand experience and up-to-date research and this course has been designed to prepare you well for the reality of labour, birth and the early weeks with your new baby.
IN FIVE SESSIONS YOU WILL GAIN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT…
EARLY LABOUR – because knowing what to expect in the early stages of labour is important
ESTABLISHED LABOUR & GIVING BIRTH – what to expect, managing your contractions, managing your energy, pain relief, knowing your options
WHAT CAN HELP & WHAT CAN HINDER – the small things can make a big difference
GOOD BIRTH SUPPORT – so birth partners know how to help
EFFECTIVE POSITIONS FOR LABOUR & BIRTH – to move, to rest, to use positions and gravity to help your contractions and to be more comfortable
USING YOUR BREATHING – to stay calm and to encourage effective and manageable contractions
INDUCTION, EPIDURAL & CAESAREANS – these can all be a necessary part of labour and birth so it helps to be better prepared, to know what to expect and to know what your options are
USING PAIN RELIEF EFFECTIVELY – so you know what your options are and how to use them well
PANIC POINTS – and how to manage them
EARLY DAYS WITH YOUR BABY – what to expect and how soothe and settle your baby in those first few days and weeks as parents.
With Janine Smith – a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting
It is important to me to be able to support parents in the best way possible so I don’t teach large groups of people – my sessions run with 2, 3, or 4 couples so they are informal, so you can focus on the information and the skills, so you chat and ask questions while feeling comfortable and relaxed.
I am an experienced birth practitioner – I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 and I have also attended births – and my sessions are about providing good information and practical skills so you can be better prepared for the birth of your baby and so you can think about your options and what might be helpful for you.
These antenatal classes are ideal for first-time parents from across Tyneside
5 sessions | 7-9pm | £135 | North Shields
Book your place…
(through paypal with a £5 booking fee or get in touch to make an online bank payment with no booking fee)
Monday: April/May THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL
Monday: June 11, 18, 25, July 2 (plus Sunday, July 1)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL
Monday: July 16, 23, 30, August 6 (7-9pm) & August 11 (10am-12)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL
Monday: September 3, 10, 17, 24 (7-9pm) & September 29 (10am-12) ONE SPACE LEFT
Wednesday: September 19, 26, October 3, 10 (7-9pm) & Sunday, October 14 (6-8pm)
Monday: October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Monday: November 12, 19, 26, December 3 & 10
Wednesday: November 21, 28, December 5, 12 & 19 (7-9pm)
Birth Essentials | Birth Debrief | Induction Preparation |
Caesarean Preparation | Birth Preparation for Second-Time Parents | Anxiety in Pregnancy
If you have any queries, just send me a message.