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Antenatal Classes

Family Planning

Having taught Antenatal Classes for clients from all over KZN for the past 10 years, we know that you want to be ready for birth AND  baby, so we would like to introduce you to our comprehensive, thorough and gently empowering Antenatal Course for couples. In this course, we focus on BIRTH preparation as well as on NEWBORN BABY basics and BREASTFEEDING!

 

This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other expectant couples who you can share your journey with. Please also remember that Bub Club has wonderful courses as well as Mum and Baby classes that you can start once baby is born, most of our antenatal Mum's join these and are then guaranteed to get a big group of mum friends for that all important support!

 

What’s included?

  • Birth 101 Preparation for Vaginal and Cesarean Birth

  • Baby 101 Preparation

  • Comprehensive Breastfeeding Class by Sr Lindsey, SACLC

  • Course content is either broken down over 5 weeks or 3 weeks - Venue depending.

  • Messaging access to Tasch and Sam as your ‘Virtual Doulas’ for expert advice before birth and up to 6 weeks after baby arrives.

  • An ongoing WhatsApp group for all couples to use as a support.

 

Upper Highway Venue at Curro HCA

When? Tuesday Evenings x 4

Time? 17:30 - 19:30

Cost? R2180 per couple (claimable from medical aid)

Venue at AAK Private Hospital, Mayville

When? Saturday Mornings x 3

Time? 8:30 - 12:30

Cost? R2180 per couple (claimable from medical aid)

Course Breakdown

 YOUR BIRTH 101:

 

The psychology of becoming parents

  • Understanding what pregnancy, birth & parenting means to us as individuals and a couple.

  • expectation Vs reality of being a parent

Pregnancy

  • Normal symptoms Vs warning signs

Labor & Birth (Vaginal & Cesarean)

  • Understanding the physiology of Labour & Birth

  • The stages of labour

  • Birthing options

    • Vaginal Birth options

    • Cesarean Birth options

  • Practical session: Positions for labour and birth

  • Managing discomfort in labour

  • Pain relief options

  • Mindset and relaxation

  • Breathing techniques

What to expect in hospital

  • Hospital procedures for mother

  • Hospital procedures for baby

Breastfeeding

  • Expectation Vs Reality

  • Why breastfeeding is so important for mother & baby & how to succeed

  • Skin to Skin & the Microbiome

  • Positions for feeding

YOUR BABY 101:

Early Days after the birth

  • What to expect on the first day

  • Practical session: Changing a nappy, Dressing & correct Swaddling technique (and the science behind it), how to bath baby.

  • Setting up your home environment for maximum convenience

  • Understanding your baby: hunger cues, tired clues and stress signals

  • How to comfort and respond to your baby

Settling into life with Baby

  • Common baby problems and what to do: Crying, Fever, Constipation, Diarrhoea & Dehydration

  • Where should baby sleep?

  • Cot Death (SIDS) and factors that are proven to reduce it

 

We would love to offer you a supportive, evidence based and honest approach to your prenatal and postnatal education! 

Interested in booking? Contact us!

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