Had a baby before? Need a bit of a reminder about what happens during labour and birth and in the early days? Wondering how to introduce your newborn to their older sibling, or how you are going to keep them occupied whilst you feed the baby? Worried about sibling rivalry or family dynamics?
Sometimes second time around, healthcare professionals may wrongly assume that having done it before, new parents feel confident in labour, birth and early parenting. You may have less appointments antenatally, or not have as many visits from your midwife after birth. You may need a refresher on the mechanics of labour, birth and parenting, but not know where to find it.
Locally, it can sometimes be hard to find a Refresher Antenatal Class to book onto, so I also offer one-to-one private sessions for women and their partners, either during the day, or in the evening to help them feel more confident approaching the birth of their second or subsequent baby.
During private sessions we can talk over and debrief your last birth experiences, discuss any concerns for the upcoming birth, and re-cap what labour might be like. We can also discuss parenting topics. The agenda can be completely driven by you.
Refresher Classes are charged at £80 per hour or £150 per two hour session.