Private Birth Preparation

All packages include professional indemnity

ANTENATAL CLASSES

Rebecca can offer tailored birth preparation sessions in the comfort of your own home. Each session lasts approx 1.5hours.

Labour care

Tailored to the client's situation and needs labour care is split into two sessions each lasting 1.5 hours and includes writing of a Birth Plan:

  • Difference between early labour and established labour
  • Signs of labour
  • Stages of labour
  • When to call your midwife or go into hospital
  • Breathing exercises
  • Pain relief: pharmacological and non-pharmacological
  • Optimal position for labour
  • Pregnancy yoga for labour
  • Transition
  • Perineum
  • Birthing your baby, skin to skin, cord clamping
  • Birthing the placenta
  • What apgar scores mean
  • Unexpected situations
  • Medical intervention
  • Caesarean section - emergency/planned, gentle caesarean, optimal cord clamping, skin to skin, seeding baby's microbiome

Two sessions £230

 

Infant feeding

This session will help prepare you in advance for when your newborn arrives. 

  • Breastfeeding - physiology of lactation
  • Correct positioning and attachment
  • Signs that baby is feeding well
  • Changing of baby stool colour
  • Weight gain and weight loss in the first week
  • Manual expressing
  • Engorgement and mastitis
  • Bottle feeding - sterilising equipment, formula milk
  • Skin to skin
  • Managing expectations
  • Tongue-tie

Session is £115

 

Postnatal care for mother

  • Emotional health - hormones, baby blues and postnatal depression
  • Colostrum and milk
  • Healing from stitches
  • Wound care
  • Lochia/bleeding
  • Sleep
  • Postnatal nutrition
  • Recovering from instrumental delivery or caesarean section
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Diastasis recti
  • Birth debriefing, organising a re-birth and/or closing of the bones ceremony

Session is £115

With Izzy, Tom and baby Anais
With Izzy, Tom and baby Anais

 

Each session on its own £115

The whole course £495 (14% discount)

 

 

Life with your newborn

How to look after your newborn baby.

  • What to expect during the first week
  • Practical help from family and friends
  • Changing nappies, handling newborn, swaddling, burping
  • What is in the nappy?
  • Cord care
  • Bathing
  • Normal newborn behaviour
  • Basic first aid and CPR
  • When to seek medical help
  • Risks for SIDS

Session is £115

 

"The content of the sessions was fully researched and enormously helpful, Rebecca answered all questions with expert knowledge and both my husband and I came away much more confident in our understanding of what to expect in the coming months."