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Antenatal Classes 

I offer the follwowing two options, on a on a one to one basis, and find that is works very well, as...

  • it allows a more personal discussion and conversation bespoke to your own pregnancy

  • clients can book the topics that they wish Midwife Care to offer

  • clients can book the length of the classes to their own choosing

  • the classes can be arranged at a time which suits you best, dependent on your own commitments.​

Recommended to commence from 28 weeks onwards:

Course programme: 6 hours teaching time - 
  • £325 daytime; £360 evening/weekend

  • What to expect as you approach your "due date" (term of pregnancy), including where to have your baby.....home, midwife led unit and delivery suite hospital
  • Optimal fetal positioning and its relevance to labour
  • Normal Labour & birthing process, and preparation for the big day!
  • Self help coping mechanisms, especially in early labour at home, as well as waterbirth & pain relief for labour, such as TENS machine, entonox, pethidine and epidural. Discussed in light of evidence based care, looking at pro's and cons.
  • Common occurances and interventions in labour such as monitoring baby heartbeat, what happens when my waters go, hormone drip in labour, forceps or ventouse deliveries, caesarian sections,vaginal tears (how to try to ovoid them) and stitching, immediate post delivery for mother and baby
  • Breastfeeding/infant feeding
  • Parenting preparation, including cot death recommendations
  • Postnatal and the first few weeks advice
A course programme and handouts are provided.

Alternatively,if you do not require or want the full programme, for example you would like a session on pain relief only, or stages of labour...teaching fee's on hourly basis...£70 per hour day; £80 per hour evening


Remember....all classes led by myself as practicing midwife....drawing on years of experience, to give you factual, un-biased, evidence based information....facilitating you to make informed choices for labour and delivery, and parenthood!

Please contact Midwife care by email or phone to discuss and arrange your classes.



Testimonials
Thank you so much for the antenatal classes.  The content was covered in excellent detail and we both felt well prepared for labour and parenthood.  We would recommend your classes to anyone considering antenatal classes.  Thank you for all your support.                                                      K & R 

The antenatal classes really prepared us for labour and we both felt more relaxed on the big day "Knowledge is power", despite the fact that labour did not go to plan!                     P & L 

"After having antenatal classes with Helen, we felt clam, comforted and ready for the labour and arrival of our baby.  Although I had some complications at the end of my pregnancy, and had to have a c-section, we knew exactly what was happening without any nasty surprises.
The length of the classes was perfect - they didn't make me too tired with too much information in one go! 
It was the best spent money of all our preparations for our baby daughter.  
I would recommend Helen to every expectant woman!" 
                                                                     E.Q  
"Thank you so much for all your advice and support given in our antenatal classes with you, as well as antenatal appointments.  We followed all your midwifery advice, and the gas and air was much better this time.  Thanks again"
                                                                P.B 

"Thank you Helen for your informative care, allaying my wife's fears.  It has been a great comfort and relief to us.  We both like your honest, relaxed and personal approach to our pregnancy care, and in your presentation of factual information in the antenatal classes.  Helen "really knows her stuff as a midwife" and is able to impart that knowledge in a very user friendly way!"

                                                                  S.W 
The antenatal classes helped massively in making us feel more prepared for the birth. It gave us a clear idea of what to expect and to deal with different situations.  The classes made the prospect of childbirth seem less daunting.
I would strongly recommend Midwife Care to friends and family!
                                                                           J & P 
"We found Helen's antenatal classes really helpful and covered all aspects of pregnancy, labour and new baby.  The classes were relaxed and Helen's knowledge and experience is evidently extensive."     C & R R

Helen Taylor from "Midwife Care" was recommended to us by friends who had had classes with her....we were looking for an alternative to NCT classes (which are not run by midwives). Having one-to-one classes at our home with Helen was a fantastic solution.  Helen took us through everything that we needed to know about preparing for labour and birth and as a result we felt extremely prepared and on top of the situation. Her approach is down-to-earth and pragmatic and she is extremely knowledgeable. We planned a homebirth and Helen was able to talk us through all the finer details and also what would happen if I needed a hospital transfer. With her help we were able to put together a plan of action for pain management and how we would deal with any eventuality - as it was we were transferred to hospital to be induced and ended up having a cesarean. Through it all we both felt calm and informed as to what was happening - Helen's sessions definitely helped put us in the right frame of mind. It was great too knowing we could give Helen a call or drop her an email if there was anything we wanted to ask about! Helen....Many many thanks!!"