Antenatal Courses Antenatal Courses

Find out more information about our antenatal courses run in Haywards Heath, Sussex by highly experience local midwives who have come together to provide pregnant women in Mid-Sussex, the best possible preparation for birth. Full course details are outlined below.

When should you book?

We recommend that you consider starting your antenatal course from 30-34 weeks. You can of course book earlier if you want to be super-proactive, it’s never too early to start learning!

Week 1 – Pregnancy and Early Labour

Final stages of pregnancy:

  • Birth Planning
  • Partners role in preparing for labour
  • Local birthing options
  • Tens hire
  • Breast pump hire

Early signs of labour
Coping at home in early labour
When to call the maternity unit

Week 3 – Breast and Bottle Feeding

Getting started:

  • Milk supply
  • Positioning
  • Attachment
  • Feeding cues

Feeding and sleeping patterns
Common Breast-feeding problems and when to seek advice
Antenatal preparation including hand expressing
Storage of breast milk
1:1 feeding counsellors

Formula feeding:

  • Preparing and storage
  • Bottle making machine

Also included with every Antenatal Course…


Run over 4 weeks, each month you’ll have plenty of time to relax, get to know other new mums and learn invaluable lessons to prepare you for parenthood.


  • Girls afternoon tea party
  • The group reunion
  • Free membership to our social media group for support & guidance
  • A free 1:1 feeding hour at a time to suit you
  • Partners social night

Week 2 – Labour

Normal labour
Natural strategies
Interventions – what they are and what they mean
Induction of labour
Positions and movements
Water birth
Home birth
Instrumental delivery
Caesarian sections
Breech presentation
Compound presentation
Oblique/transverse lie
Role of professionals
Golden hour
Delayed cord clamping
Skin to skin
Special Care Baby unit
Transitional care for babies
Vitamin K
Labels and NHS number

Week 4 – Neonatal Care and Maternal Post-natal Care

Baby early days:

  • Weight issues
  • Cord care
  • Rashes ◦ Jaundice
  • Temperature regulation
  • Swaddling
  • Layers of clothing
  • Bathing
  • Crying babies
  • Colic

Nappy changing and what’s normal:

  • Nappy rash
  • Thrush

Good sleeping patterns
Maternal post-natal Care – what to expect

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Headaches
  • Urinary issues
  • Constipation
  • Anaemia
  • Pelvic floor exercise
  • Baby blues and post-natal depression

Role of Community Midwife, Health Visitor and the Six Week Check with your GP
Registering the Birth
Safe sleeping and cot-death prevention

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Coronavirus Update

All Courses Moving Online

With the unprecedented situation currently happening with Coronavirus, we still want to provide our exceptional Antenatal Courses to all you new parents, so you can be prepared for the arrival of your new born.

With this in mind we have taken steps to setup digital classes for all our Antenatal Courses moving forward for the time being.

Please book as normal through the website in the month and location you wish to attend and we will provide details on how to join the digital classes by email once you have signed up.

We look forward to meeting you online and hope you stay safe and healthy in these difficult times.

Work for Us

We’re looking for qualified midwives to run more local Antenatal, Feeding and Post-Natal Coaching Courses across Sussex.


Get in touch to find out more!