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.

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…

CLASSES x4

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.

PLUS…

  • 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
Contraception

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