Baby holding parent pinky finger

Course Outline

 
Mother and Baby

Lesson 1

  • Surviving the third trimester

  • Warning signs - DVT, preeclampsia,  gestational diabetes

  • Twins

  • Nappies - changing, rashes, diarrhoea

  • Shopping - nursery, pram, car seat, etc

  • Baby bath demo

  • "In the Womb" Video

Hand on Bump

Lesson 2

​Natural birth

  • Am I in labour?

  • When to go to hospital

  • Stages of labour

  • Partner’s role

  • Doula - guest speaker

  • Coping strategies - breathing, visualisation, positivity, relaxation, music, water, positions, massage etc

  • Practise

  • Advantages of natural birth

  • What to pack for hospital

Expectant Couple

Lesson 3

Pain relief and interventions

  • Pain relief - pethidine, gas, epidural, spinal, hypnosis,TENS, etc

  • How to avoid an episiotomy

  • Suction and forceps delivery

  • Postdates and induction

  • Breech

  • Cardiotocograph (CTG) and foetal distress

Caesarean section ​

  • Video

  • Guest speaker: A mom's positive experience of 5 caesars

  • Indications for elective and emergency caesar

  • Complications

  • Recovery

  • Making your caesar experience special with a "natural caesar"

  • Caesar birth plan

  • How to avoid a caesar

Premature baby

Pregnant Woman

Lesson 4

Breast feeding

· Why breastfeed

· How it works

· Amazing facts

· How to get started, colostrum

· Tips for success—day by day 

· How to know baby is getting             enough milk?

· Problem solving

    Not enough milk

    Cracked nipples, tongue tie

    Mastitis

    Engorgement

    Thrush

· Mom’s diet

· Medicines, illness, smoking

· How long should I breastfeed for?

· Breastfeeding twins

Dummies

  Dummies

Doctor Examining a Pregnant Woman

Lesson 5

Breast feeding practical

  •  Learning to feed (using doll/soft toy)

  •  Different feeding positions

  •  Expressing - by hand and pump,   storing milk

  •  Inverted nipples

  •  Bras

  •  Video

Natural birth practical

  •   Videos

  •   Labour practise

  •   Pushing positions

  •   Relaxation exercise

  •   Pelvic floor​ exercise

  •   Perineal massage

Sleeping Newborn

Lesson 6

Postnatal class

New Mom and Dad

  • Postnatal blues

  • Postnatal depression

  • Tips for Dads

  • Your marriage​

  • Survival tips

Baby

  • Appearance of the newborn 

  • Why baby cries and what to do

  • Dunstan baby language video

  • Colic

  • Encouraging sleep

  • SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome)

  • Jaundice

  • Immunisations 

  •  Survival Tips

  • Guest speaker:  Paediatric  chiropractor Dr Tony Karpelowsky  on milestones and stimulation 

  •  Baby imitation video

  

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