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Antenatal Education

Antenatal education - Pilot Sessions

All things pregnancy, Birth and early postnatal through a African/ Caribbean lens - led by a Black international Midwife.

We are piloting our first antenatal education sessions from January 2024 which will be held virtually for mums/parents that are over 20 weeks pregnant.

 

This cohort will begin on -

Thursday 25th January 6.30pm - 8pm (GMT) then on a Thursday, at the same time, for 3 weeks - ending 8th February 2024. Please bare in mind that we will be talking about navigating the maternity system in the United Kingdom.

Week one

  • How your body and birth works

  • The hormones that play apart in birth

  • What can affect your birth hormones (positively and negatively)

  • Variations of “Normal” birth

  • How your birth partners can help

  • Comfort measures

Week two

  • Pain relief options and locations where they are available

  • What does advocating for yourself actually mean and look like

  • How to make informed decisions

  • What questions to ask when interventions are being recommended or offered

  • Caesarean section

  • Assisted delivery

  • Epidurals

  • Common interventions and their benefits and risks

  • Your rights and the responsibilities of midwives/obstetricians

Week three

  • What to expect in those early postnatal days – emotionally and physically

  • Preparing for the forth trimester

  • How to look after your newborn (changing nappies, bathing etc)

  • Newborn behaviour

  • Infant feeding 

To book a space via Eventbrite click here 

We will evaluate the course and feedback before commencing this on a regular basis.

Please book a place if your available to attend all 3 sessions and are willing to give feedback.

The link and further information regarding content, will be sent out close to the start date

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