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The Parent course

A workshop for expectant parents. Designed to ensure you have all the education, tools and support you need as you prepare for your upcoming birth and the early days of caring for your new baby. 

Course Description:

The Parent (Antenatal and Newborn Care) Course is a 15-hour course for expectant parents, delivered over 6 consecutive weekday evenings. The course will help you and your partner confidently prepare for birth and life with baby.

 

Over the duration of the course, you will learn all you need to know about birth, infant feeding and how to care for your baby in the early weeks and months of parenthood. Drawing on elements of active birth, hypnobirthing, parentcraft and traditional antenatal classes, this course is packed full of tools, techniques, evidence-based information and practical demonstrations. 

From birth plans to massage in labour, informed choices to packing hospital bags, feeding your baby to changing their nappy. We’ve got you covered with all the essential education and support you’ll need. 

And the best bit – you can complete the full course or just choose the elements that are right for you!

 

Your course will cover:

Birth Preparation Session – Week 1, 2 and 3

• Evidence based antenatal education 

• Breathing techniques, relaxation and birth hypnosis 

• Movements for labour 

• Massage techniques for pregnancy and labour 

• Getting Prepared 

• Role of Birth Partner 

• Pain Relief

• Interventions

• Caesarean Sections

 

Infant Feeding Choices – Week 4 

• The Science behind breastfeeding 

• Understanding position & attachment

• Expressing 

• PACED feeding

• How & when to sterilise equipment 

• Role of partner

 

Newborn Care – Week 5 and 6

• How to care for your baby in the 4th trimester

• Calming & Soothing Techniques 

• Practical Baby Care including bathing/dressing & nappy changing

• Understanding newborn sleep & safe sleeping 

• Creating a safe environment for your baby

• Postnatal recovery & self-care

• Role of partner

 

Investment: Per birthing couple 

• Full 6-week course (6 x 2.5 hour sessions) £275 (with a £25 discount)

• Birth Preparation (3 x 2.5 hour sessions) £150

• Infant Feeding (1 x 2.5 hour session) £50

• Newborn Care (2 x 2.5 hour sessions) £100

 

Important Course Information

The Parent Course is ideal to attend from around 28/30 weeks of pregnancy right up until baby’s birth and we support all birth and parenting choices. The ticket price is for the birthing person plus their birthing partner, but you are welcome to attend on your own. If you feel you don’t need the full course, then The Parent Course can also be booked by each session. Your ticket includes the following: 

 

• Refreshments throughout the sessions

• Comfortable seating – chairs/mats/cushions/birthing balls

• Detailed electronic notes after each session

• Group Whats App

• Ongoing support 24/7 via Whats App

• Access to my private Facebook Group 

• An invitation to our community events

 

When: Weekday evenings (TBC) from 7pm-9.30pm

 

Where: Thelwell – Holyrood Early Years Centre, 233 Thelwell New Rd, Thelwell, Warrington, WA4 2XT

 

How long: 15 hours of content delivered in a series of 6 x 2.5 hour sessions PLUS a meet up once all the babies have arrived. 

 

Book your place now and if you have any questions then please get in touch. 

I look forward to welcoming you to The Parent (Antenatal and Newborn) Course 

Jo X

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