Are you thinking about your options for antenatal education during these uncertain times?
Have your previous antenatal classes ceased? Self isolation for extended periods? I am now offering LIVE online, interactive antenatal classes for you to attend in the comfort of your own home, throughout New Zealand. I am a diploma-qualified birth educator with fifteen years experience and have helped thousands of parents prepare for their birthing experience. Other providers offer static, online antenatal education with videos and work books to go through but this hugely limits your online contact with other parents-to-be and can be boring.
From Bellies to Babies Antenatal Classes wants to put the "fun and interactive' back into online classes.
I'm here to share everything you need to know to feel less scared and more prepared for childbirth. And no, we’re not talking about my personal opinions about what you ‘should do’. I'm all about evidenced-based, non-biased, up-to-date information shared in a live, online format. Not only are my online antenatal classes educational.....They’re fun! You’re meant to enjoy this exciting stage of your life Mumma and Dadda and I want to help guide you through it in the most straightforward, practical way possible.
I will help prepare you and your partner with everything you need to know for the late stages of pregnancy and during labour and birth and all your options including how to feed your newborn and practical tips to make sure you are prepared for those early weeks. There is also a checklist of topics below.
Classes are live and interactive, fun, friendly and educational and held over four Monday nights starting at 5.30 pm. I welcome your questions and would like you to participate during discussions. As these classes are live, they will naturally evolve. If I'm unsure of something, I may have to do a little research and come back to you either privately or the following week.
Your link will be sent via email for you to join Zoom - you may have to download the app depending on what device you are using, It will prompt you if needed.
Along with these live classes, you will be invited to join a closed facebook group with other parents-to-be. I will post regular updates, links, photos and information relevant to you. I also have a Q & A weekly facebook post where you can post those curly questions you need answered. https://www.facebook.com/hbantenatal/
Topics that will be covered and backed up with links, photos and info.
Pregnancy: Optimal fetal positioning - for an easier labour and birth Pelvis anatomy and pelvic floor muscles Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) role
Labour and Birth: Signs of labour - how do you know you are really in labour? Stages of labour - all the info you need to know Positions for laboring and birthing - to help you have an efficient labour Benefits of being upright and active during labour Self help pain relief options Medical pain relief options Obstetric interventions How partners can support Mum during labour How to make the labour room comfortable and relaxing for you Birthing options - home birth, water birth and active birth Informed choices What to pack?A tried a true list of essentials for mum and partner/support person - via email &/or facebook group
Life after Baby is born: Immunisation and Vitamin K Post natal depression support and baby blues self help Checks and tests available for Mum and Baby Shaken Baby Syndrome - discussion and video link via email &/or facebook Safe sleep NZ guidelines Breastfeeding
Parenting skills: Swaddling How to bath your baby - discussion and video link via email &/or facebook Poos and wees for your newborn - discussion and video link via email &/or facebook Colic/reflux/wind/gas information Baby Massage Benefits - via email &/or facebook
I'd love you to join me. Sign up today!
Please include your phone number and mention you are booking for the live online antenatal classes. Thank you. Janine x