Choose Antenatal Classes that suit your needs and lifestyle:
Antenatal Group Classes
The group classes will be able to resume in the Glenview Hotel in Sept. 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 you will be informed by me closer to the date. Depending on the situation, if it is deemed to be safer to reduce contact time in a group setting, we may have to provide parts of the class online and part in the hotel. Groups will be kept small to a limit of 8 couples to be able to accommodate appropriate social distancing between the couples.
At present, the July & August group classes will still be running online.
After my experiences of teaching online classes over the last 2 months, I have learned that an "all-day" antenatal class is just not a good idea when it comes to online learning and teaching. So, therefore, I have decided to break up the program over 3 sessions, spread over 1 weekend as follows:
Dates for the next classes:
August class: Sat. & Sun. 29 & 30-08-2020 (online)
September class: Sat. 26-09-2020 (Glenview Hotel)
October class: Sat. 24-10-2020 (Glenview Hotel)
December class: Sat. 05-12-2020 (Glenview Hotel)
Session 1: Healthy life in late pregnancy and early signs of labour
Saturday morning 10.00 - 11.30
Session 2: Labour & Birth
Saturday afternoon 13.00 - 14.30
Session 3: Postnatal recovery and early moments with your baby
Sunday afternoon 15.00 - 16.30
Online classes:€60/ couple, including backup email and a download link to a handbook
Hotel classes: €150 / couple, including backup email, download link to handbook, tea/coffee & biscuits
Note for online classes: when booking your class in my online booking calendar you will only see the Saturday class pop up. Please just book Saturday and know that your 3rd session will take place the following Sunday.
Everyone signing up for my Online Antenatal Group Class can attend my Antenatal Breastfeeding Class for free.
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 September onwards these classes may take place again in an actual group setting. Venue to be confirmed.
Dates for the next classes:
Fri. 24-07-2020 @19.00h
Fri. 07-08-2020 @ 19.00h
Fri. 11-09-2020 @ 19.00h
Fri. 09-10-2020 @ 19.00h
Fri. 06-11-2020 @ 19.00h
Fri. 11-12-2020 @ 19.00h
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 session)
Elective C-section class (1 session)
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, Kilmacanogue, Newtownmountkenedy
€130 per session
Outside Area: South Dublin - Bray & North Wicklow €140 per session
Note: If you wish to book a complete antenatal course (same program to one-day group class) you will need to book 3 private one-to-one sessions. Costs including 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
*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. Hand-out notes are provided.
This program is available as a one-day antenatal group class or over 3 private one-to-one sessions.
Did You Know:
*YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND FROM YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR POLICY.
*PREGNANT MOTHERS ARE ENTITLED TO TAKE PAID TIME OFF WORK TO ATTEND ONE SET OF ANTENATAL CLASSES. THIS IS A ONCE-OFF RIGHT WHICH COVERS ALL PREGNANCIES WHILE IN EMPLOYMENT.
for more info see: www.citizensinformation.ie
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