Daisy Parent antenatal course is designed for expectant parents and is a split between birth preparation and practical baby care equally; whilst giving you the opportunity to meet other parents to be with similar due dates.
The classes cover a combination of:
♥️Antenatal and active birth education
♥️Movement, relaxation and hypnobirthing
♥️Parenting choices and parent-craft
♥️Practical baby care and safety ♥️Baby calming techniques
♥️Comprehensive breastfeeding preparation as well as feeding choices
Our entirely comprehensive Daisy Parent format draws on elements of active birth, hypnobirthing, parentcraft and traditional antenatal classes to create one very powerful combination. From birth plans to massage in labour, informed choice to packing hospital bags and feeding your baby to changing their nappy and safety tips – we’ve got you covered. This course really does cover it all.
The classes allow you to feel prepared not only for birth, but for the arrival and care of baby too. We know that many parents especially first time parents want to attend a class that covers it all whilst meeting new friends and that’s why this course exists.
Your first day will focus on labour and birth and will cover the following:
♥️Birth plans and the hospital bag
♥️Stages of labour – what happens, what to do, signs and symptoms etc
♥️ Active Birth Education and techniques
❤️Movement for labour
♥️ Assisted Birth (forceps, ventouse and c sections)
♥️ What happens when things don’t go to plan
♥️ Informed choice
♥️Pain relief options
♥️Birth partner techniques and knowledge
♥️Physiology and hormones of Labour
♥️Massage, rebozo and relaxation
♥️Delayed cord clamping
♥️The golden hour after birth
♥️Postnatal checks for mum and baby including vitamin K and skin to skin contact.
The following day is all about postnatal and baby care and includes:
♥️ Practical information on what to buy, the nursery etc
♥️ Understanding why baby cries and what you can do
♥️Calming and soothing techniques
♥️Winding techniques and understanding wind, colic and reflux and other feeding concerns
♥️Practical baby care such as washing, dressing, bathing and nappy care.
♥️Safety and basic first aid such as recognizing illness
♥️The fourth trimester
♥️Early days with baby
♥️Feeding choices including breast, bottle, combination, sterilisation and expressing.
❤️Postnatal well-being and recovery
The two days will leave you feeling ready for birth and parenthood.
Will I make friends?
Of course! (If you want to) our courses are a fantastic way to make friends with other parents to be. There is time to talk to others and share experiences as well as the chance to form part of a WhatsApp group before leaving and a postnatal reunion arranged after all of your babies have arrived.
EVEN OUR ONLINE CLASSES OFFER THE OPTION TO MAKE FRIENDS SUPPORTED BY AN ONLINE COMMUNITY.
Who is the class for?
These classes are suitable for all birth plans and parenting choices, whether this is your first baby or not.
Term duration and timings:
Classes run every month over a weekend in Woodhouse near Loughborough. Easily accessible from Leicester, Loughborough, Ashby and Coalville and surrounding towns and villages. It is easily accessible across Leicestershire within 30 minutes.
Private sessions are available tailored to your needs. Please email Amy for further information.
We recommend securing your class in advance as early in your pregnancy as after your scan as places do fill up with many couples booking far in advance!
Who should attend Daisy Parent antenatal classes:
Daisy Parent classes are designed for mums and their birth partners and are ideally suited from 25 weeks pregnant onwards whether it’s your first or third baby.
They are a really popular choice for parents to be, particularly first time parents who are looking for one class that covers all they need for birth and baby plus some extras! As well as ongoing support from the antenatal teacher, a community group for support, friendship from the group members attending too! This course covers all bases!
To secure a place please book online in advance. Places do fill up. People book anytime after their first scan.
See you soon x