Daisy Parent is a practical and fun antenatal course for expectant parents, helping you and your partner confidently prepare for birth and life with baby. Designed with up to date and evidence based educationto ensure you have all the education, tools and support you could need. An alternative to NCT or hypnobirthing classes we help you to truly prepare confidently for your upcoming birth and the early days of caring for your new baby.
Preparing for your baby’s birth and caring for their needs in the early days can be a confusing time. There are so many guides, check lists, shopping lists, experts and education that it can be hard to know where to start. Not to mention being on the same page as your partner!
Daisy Parent workshops are the perfect alternative to NCT classes as it draws on elements of active birth, hypnobirthing, parentcraft and traditional antenatal classes to create on very powerful combination. From birth plans to massage in labour, understanding and making informed choices to packing hospital bags, feeding your baby to changing their nappy – we’ve got your covered with all the essential education and support you’ll need.
Important class information
Daisy Parent workshops are for expectant mums and their co-parent or supporter. Classes are adapted to suit all pregnancy related conditions, birth plans and parenting choices.
When: Classes are held throughout the year on Tuesday evenings, 7.15-9.45pm. Check the drop down menu to the right for available dates
Where: Classes are held at St Lawrence Church, 2 Bridle Road, Eastcote, HA5 2SJ
How long: Daisy Parent is a 15 hour course delivered in 6 x 2.5 hour sessions
Cost: £260 per couple (£280 from April 2023)
Your course will cover;
Starting with the labour process and journey. Learning how to confidently work with your body to help labour move along.
Then we’ll work through common decisions that may need to be made. What interventions you may encounter; instrumental and c-section delivery and what to expect during these
Active Birth Education
Learn wonderful techniques, positions and movements to understand how to encourage the birthing process.
We’ll discuss what to pack, your birth plan and preferences, place of birth choice, when to contact the midwife and considerations of labour environment
Breathing, movement, relaxation and birth hypnosis techniques
Learn and practive proven Daisy breathing, movement, and relaxation techniques. Perfect for pregnancy, labour and beyond. 3 Daisy breathing techniques for each stage of labour but also for every day life!
Massage techniques for pregnancy and labour
Learn a range of importnat massage and hold methods to help lower adrenaline and encourage labour. Practice them alongside all the other techniques that you’ll learn
Role of the Birth Partner
The role of a birth partner is vital and we include tips and techniques for your to be central to the process for all eventualities. As a birth partner you’ll get a chance to practice techniques to calm, relax and support.
From birthing choice to choices surrounding newborn checks and tests. From resusable or disposable nappies and wipes, babywearing to buggies. Routines to being baby-led and so much more, we’ll help you figure out your options.
Postnatal and Babycare
Understand postnatal plans and why they are so important. We’ll discuss how you might feel physically and mentally and how to be kind to yourself as you recover during the first few months.
Importantly we discuss postnatal depression and PTSD so you know the signs and understand what to do.
Get hands-on practice of handling, holding, dressing, nappy changing, cord care, bathing and winding a baby.
Learn about baby’s sleep patterns to help you set your expectations.
How to tell wheh they are hungry and how many nappy changes to expect!
Gain practical and evidence based education and information on all aspects of infant feeding. We cover everything you need to know for breastfeeding, expressing and bottle feeding. We’ll troubleshoot the common challenges, set expectations of normal newborn behaviour and learn how to know when feeding is going well.
Gain confidence in the recommendations and guidance for keeping your baby safe as we start to think about household safety and babyproofing.
Calming and Cues
You’ll learn how to interpret baby’s cues and learn techniques for calming baby’s cries. Most notably we incorporate some of what we do in our baby classes too so you can be off to a confident start.
Partners and Relationships
We discuss how partners might be feeling, how they can bond with their little ones and how they can be actively involved in caring for their baby.
Start to think about how a new baby might change things in your relationship and what you can do to prepare.
If you are trying to work out which is the best class for you, have a look at my blog post which explains more about the options or give me a call. https://www.bethowen.uk/post/antenatal-classes-which-is-right-for-me
I look forward to welcoming you to your Daisy Parent workshop
Please look at my main booking page if you are also interested in our weekly Daisy Birthing classes or baby classes.
If you have any questions please message email@example.com or call me on 07521 280133