January 2020 Antenatal Course


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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!

January 2020 COURSE

Limited places available. Book today!


The Yews Community Centre, Haywards Heath


Wed 8th January 19:00 – 21:00
Wed 15th January 19:00 – 21:00
Wed 22nd January 19:00 – 21:00
Wed 29th January 19:00 – 21:00


Girls afternoon tea party | Sat 1st February 
The group reunion | Sat 28th February

Also included with every Antenatal Course…

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

Full Antenatal Course Guide

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 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 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 machines

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

All subjects are subject to change dependant on the class needs. Please inform Midwife if there is something you would like to discuss that is not included in our programme. Individual discussions are available at request.

Haywards Heath Location

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