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Courses for Parents

If this is your first pregnancy, you will find the classic ante-natal course in this section, as well as a range of courses to support you in all aspects of parenting.

We have the knowledge but we would like to deliver it in a way that suits you.

So do call or email us to plan your course or consultation, and follow us on Facebook to be kept informed of courses and events happening in your area.

Early Bird

This course focuses on the early weeks and months of pregnancy and is tailored to the requirements of the attendees. It covers the health and development of the foetus, coping with pregnancy and work and when to organise yourself for labour and birth.

Duration of the course

6 sessions of 2.5 hours

Suitable for

Mothers from 15-20 weeks pregnant

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Classic Ante-Natal

This Ante-Natal Weekend Course takes place at the Hotel Tresanton, 9th-11th February 2018.

Duration of the course

This Ante-Natal Weekend Course takes place at the Hotel Tresanton, 9th-11th February 2018.

Suitable for

Parents from 30 weeks pregnant

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Ante-Natal Express

The course is aimed at people who cannot commit to the same evening every week for six weeks.  It covers all the same information as the Ante-Natal course but in one weekend.

Duration of the course

10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday (or consecutive Saturdays)

Suitable for

Busy parents from 30 weeks pregnant

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Fathers Matter Too

Fathers are welcome at all our courses but we have also designed a workshop enabling you to explore your own role during this special time.

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

Fathers and partners

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C-Section

For parents who know they are going to have a Caesarean section, we offer this in addition to the ante-natal course so we can explore how your birth plan might differ, amongst other things.

Duration of the course

2.5 hours

Suitable for

Parents planning a C-section

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Vaginal Birth After C-section (VBAC)

There are a lot of misconceptions about VBACs; during this workshop we will explore all the information and its relevance to you, your pregnancy and birth.  

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

Any parent who wants to know more about natural birth having had a C-section

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Water Birth

An opportunity to spend more time exploring water birth, developing what you learnt in the ante-natal course so you can understand how it might benefit your labour and birth.

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

Any parent interested in water birth

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Twins and Multiples

Parents expecting multiples will find this course builds on the knowledge gained at the ante-natal course.

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

Parents expecting multiples

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Refresher Course

An opportunity to remind yourself of all aspects of childbirth, this is also a valuable opportunity to debrief from your previous birth experiences as well as managing the expectations of your older children. 

Duration of the course

8 hours (can be delivered in one or more sessions)

Suitable for

Parents expecting second and subsequent babies

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Practicalities of a New Baby

The world of baby equipment has become bewildering in its diversity.  Here is an opportunity to explore which kit best meets your needs, how everything works and what will suit your lifestyle.

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

all parents

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Breastfeeding Course

This course is designed for mothers and fathers who want more information and practical guidance to help them breastfeed successfully.  There is also the opportunity to discuss when and how bottle-feeding can be introduced if you chose.

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

Any parent who wants to know more about breastfeeding.

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Early Days Care

This course can be delivered before the birth of your baby but ideally will happen just after you come home from hospital.  A specialist in newborns will come to your home to show you how to manage the practicalities and care for yourself as well as your new baby, focussing on all aspects of the first few weeks at home.

Duration of the course

2 hours

Suitable for

All parents

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Post Natal Depression

This course is particularly helpful for extended family, enabling them to explore the meaning and impact of PND.  With greater knowledge and understanding, it is easier to deal with its consequences and to offer support appropriate to the medical care being received.

 

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

All parents and their support network.

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Returning to Work

Most mothers will need to address this issue at some stage and with some planning and forethought it can be easily managed.

Duration of the course

4 hours, depending on your requirements

Suitable for

Any parent returning to work.

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Weaning Onto Solids

Weaning can be a daunting prospect so we have designed a course that covers both traditional and baby-led weaning to allow you to understand and feel confident in each method.

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

Any parent who is about to wean their baby on to solids.

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“Mummy’s having a baby”

This course is perfect for mothers who already have one or more children, or for blended families where each person’s relationship and expectations of the new baby need to be considered and addressed.

Duration of the course

3 hours

Suitable for

Mothers who have already had one baby.

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