Choose Antenatal Classes that suit your needs and lifestyle:
Antenatal Group Classes
Hopefully, all going well, the group classes will resume in the Glenview Hotel in Dec. 2020, however, in view of everyone's health and safety, strict safety, and hygiene procedures will be in order. These procedures will depend on the COVID-19 situation at the time of the scheduled class and I will inform you closer to the date. Groups will be kept small to a limit of 6 couples to be able to accommodate appropriate social distancing between the couples.
Dates for the next classes:
October class: Sat. 24-10-2020 (moved to on-line class due to COVID, places still available, reduced cost €65) This online class will be split over 3 ZOOM sessions: Sat. morning, Sat. afternoon, Sun. evening
Places still available for this class.
The November course will also go online and will be split over 3 weeks:
Session 1: Sat. morning 31/10: Healthy life in late pregnancy, how to recognize labour, and what to do next
Session 2: Sat. morning 7/11: more advanced labour & birth
Session 3: Sat. morning 14/11: first moments with your baby and your postnatal recovery
Option for people living in Co. Wicklow: in addition to the online course you can book a 1-to-1 session in your house to go through all your questions or concerns, additional advice on natural labour ease methods or parenting-related topics.
Cost: €80 for 60-90 min. session.
All participants will receive a link to download my Antenatal Course e-Book and the option to join our virtual community of parent-to-parent support.
December class: Sat. 05-12-2020 (Glenview Hotel if possible)
Hotel classes: €150 / couple, including backup email, a download link to the handbook, tea/coffee & biscuits, %10 discount on my postnatal classes and services.
Private One-to-One Classes
Private one-to-one Antenatal Classes are available for people living in South Dublin - North Wicklow area. These classes are ideal if you prefer to have a quiet, one-to-one class in the comfort of your own home, at a time suitable for you. Occasionally, private classes can take place in my house. Classes can be combined and tailored to your own needs. Discounts are available if you are booking a combination of 2 sessions or more. One antenatal session takes 90 min.
At present, my private antenatal classes are available both via a one-to-one online ZOOM class and in-person.
Early Pregnancy Class (1 session): information on healthy life during pregnancy and maternity care options explained. Ideal for those who are not sure what system to chose or where to have your baby
Labour, Birth & Baby Course (3 sessions) Same program as provided in One Day Antenatal Group Class but on a one-to-one basis and spread over 3 sessions. For the full program, see above.
Antenatal Breastfeeding Class (1 session) how breastfeeding works, what you can do to help breastfeeding start off smoothly for you and your baby and what to expect in the early days.
Refresher Antenatal Class (1 session)
Expecting Twins or More (1, 2 or 3 sessions)
Elective C-section class (1, 2 or 3 sessions)
VBAC class (1 or 2 sessions) Vaginal Birth After previous C-section
"Bringing Baby Home" Class (1 session) life with a newborn baby and your postnatal recovery.
"Ask The Midwife" (1 session) no specific program, you just line up your questions and ask away...
Costs of Private One-to-One Antenatal Classes:
-ZOOM Class €80 / 90 min. session including backup email and 15 min. postnatal support video call if required.
Local Area: Greystones, Delgany, Kilpedder, Kilcoole, Kilquade, Kilmacanoge, Newtownmountkenedy
€120 per session
Outside Area: South Dublin - Bray & North Wicklow €130 per session
Note: Discounts are available if you book more than one session. If you wish to book a complete antenatal one-to-one course (same program to one-day antenatal group course) you will need to book 3 private one-to-one sessions. Costs including a discount for booking 3 sessions: €300 for local area, €320 for outside area.
Why choose "Little Miracles" Antenatal Classes?
My antenatal classes are designed to both inform and empower you and your birth partner throughout the process of labour, birth and beyond. My aim is to help you gain confidence in your body and your natural ability to give birth to your beautiful baby.You will be given plenty of tips and advice so that you and your birth partner can relax and look forward to this very special journey into parenthood.
Topics covered in Labour, Birth & Baby Classes:
*Healthy life in late pregnancy
*Preparation for labour, birth and beyond
*Physiology of labour and birth
*First signs of labour and what to do next, when to go to hospital or call your Midwife
*Coping methods and pain relief (natural and medical)
*Birth of your baby and first moments with your baby
*your immediate postnatal recovery
*Tips and advice for birthing partners
*Practical exercises: use of birthing ball, labour ease methods, breathing techniques, positions for labour and birth, pelvic floor exercises
I use slide show and video material during classes and there is plenty of time for chats and questions. Back-up information is provided by email and you will get a download link to my antenatal course ebook.
This program is available as a one-day antenatal group class or over 3 private one-to-one sessions.
Antenatal Breastfeeding Class
During the antenatal breastfeeding class, we focus on the early days of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding works, what's normal and what's not, what to expect, and what you can do to help breastfeeding go well for you and your baby. At present this 90 min. breastfeeding class is only available via an online ZOOM class. Costs €20 including backup email and 15 min. video call when your baby is born. From December onwards these classes may take place again in an actual group setting. Venue to be confirmed.
Dates for the next classes:
Fri. 9-10-2020 @ 19.00h
Fri. 06-11-2020 @ 19.00h
Fri. 11-12-2020 @ 19.00h
All participants will receive a back-up email with links to videos and a summary of the information given during the class and the option of joining our virtual community of parent - to - parent support.
Lisolette is such a lovely warm person who inspired confidence in me. Baby number 1 is so daunting and I knew very little about the birth process but Lisolette went through all options and the process and I feel calmer knowing what to expect. Her class is so personable and I loved that approach. Thank you so much
Excellent, would highly recommended this one day course, handy to get everything done in a day, very informative and helpful! Liselotte is very calming, has answers and info to any questions you may have and puts your mind at ease. Thank you Liselotte for a great day!
Really informative class in a relaxed setting. Highly recommended.
Very clear and concise. Good balance of argument for natural vs assisted birth methods