This course is suitable if you have already had a baby.
The refresher courses are usually just for mums but we do occasionally have partners coming along to the evening sessions and that’s also absolutely fine with us. It tends to be just because the partners tend to be rostered onto babysitting duties rather than not being welcome!
Three 2 ½ hr sessions
1st evening session:
Reflection on previous birth experience and implications for this time
Review of signs and symptoms of labour
Review of the 3 stages of labour
2nd evening session:
Coping strategies and a review of pain relief options
Birth options, including homebirth and waterbirth
What to expect in the first few weeks
Coping with your older child – an opportunity to review issues raised, ask questions and enjoy a more sociable time together