One-day Antenatal Group Classes
AT PRESENT THIS GROUP CLASS IS ONLY AVAILABLE VIA AN ONLINE ZOOM GROUP CLASS AT A REDUCED RATE OF €60 / COUPLE.
Online Class Program:
Session 1 Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30 (including small tea break and stretching exercise)
*Healthy life in late pregnancy
*How to prepare best for labour, birth & beyond?
*What is labour, how to recognize it, and what to do next?
*Pain relief methods: medical & non-medical
*Practical exercises: use of a birthing ball, comfort positions.
Session 2: Saturday afternoons 14.00 - 15.30
*When to go to the hospital or call your midwife?
*What happens when you get to the hospital?
*More advanced stages of labour and how to cope with it
*Pushing & breathing advice
*Positions for labour & birth
Session 3: Sunday afternoons 15.00 - 17.00 (including small tea break and stretching exercise)
*First moments with your baby
*Immediate postnatal care & recovery
*Brief information on feeding your baby (breast - bottle)
*Warning signs: when to get medical assistance for you or your baby
*Practical exercises: pelvic floor exercises
10.30 - 11.00: welcome and introductions
11.00 - 13.00: session 1
13.00 - 14.00: lunch break
14.00 - 16.30: Session 2 & 3
-Classes run on Saturdays, in the Glenview Hotel,
or in my house in Willowgrove, Delgany, depending on the group size.
-Min. 2 - max. 4 couples,
When we have a group of 3-4 couples then the class will take place in The Glenview Hotel, Glen Of The Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow. If only 2 couples sign up for the class then the class will take place in my house.
-times: 10.30 - 16.30 including lunch break and short tea break in the afternoon session
-costs: €150/ couple
About my classes:
I aim to keep the classes a very relaxed event with plenty of time for questions, chats and tea-breaks. A "full-day antenatal class" can feel very overwhelming for many. This is why I prefer to work with small groups in a homely setting, so I work with max. 4 - 8 couples per class.
I use slideshows and videos and you will get handouts to take home followed by an e-mail with links to more information and to the videos we watched during the class. You will also get a download link to access my ebook: "Antenatal Course"
Tea, Coffee, biscuits are included, lunch isn't but can be purchased in the hotel.
Depending on the group dynamics, we can run slightly ahead or behind schedule.
Occasionally, a guest speaker like a doula, yoga teacher or dietitian may provide a 20min. additional information sessions. You will be informed of this prior to attending your class.
Note: Check with your health insurance, refunds are available depending on your health insurance plan.
All participants get 10% discount on postnatal services by "Little Miracles"
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