Antenatal Classes

A series of topics will be covered during these classes

Hormones in pregnancy

  • Their role and the effect it has on the body
  • Common complaints in pregnancy
  • Your changing body
  • Understanding the role of hormones in pregnancy
  • What to do and why it happens

A session with your partner

  • Labour rehearsal with breathing techniques
  • The role of the partner in pregnancy, labour and the first 6 weeks after baby has been born

Breastfeeding

  • The Advantages
  • How to get a good latch
  • Advice on techniques
  • Breast and nipple care

Urinary incontinence

  • Pelvic floor and kegel exercises

Exercise in pregnancy

  • Appropriate whole body and core exercises
  • Back care
  • Breathing exercises
  • Pelvic floor exercises

The role of physiotherapy in a C-section

How to get out of bed for the first time
Advice on what to avoid and how to cough to prevent lung infections

Newborn baby care – those first 6 weeks

  • Sensory care
  • Understanding your baby’s cues
  • Bathing and baby massage
  • Burping and feeding
  • Dressing a baby
  • Umbilical stump care
  • Things to look out for