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first baby package

A comprehensive package of tools, tips, information, resources, self-assessments and tried-and-tested guides for first-time Mums.  Packed with information, this package complements your antenatal classes, or your care with your doctor / midwife.

Learn about:

Early pregnancy

  • Antenatal (pregnancy) care: what’s it all about?
  • Choosing a model of care and a birth place
  • Birth statistics (that might surprise you!)
  • Recommended reading list
  • Nutrition, including tools and assessments you can use on your own
  • Maternity care providers: their roles and why they may become involved
  • Continuity of care: the new buzz word, but what exactly does it mean and is it helpful?
  • Managing discomforts in pregnancy, including numerous tips and tricks for keeping morning sickness under control

Baby

  • Early days with a new baby: what to expect
  • Breastfeeding, including assessments you can do by yourself and feeding charts to make it oh-so-easy
  • Expressing milk for your baby
  • Exercises after baby arrives
  • How to know if you or your baby may be unwell – and what to do

Labour and birth

  • Best ways of managing the sensations of labour
  • A guide to support in labour
  • Medical pain relief options
  • Monitoring your baby in labour: what are your options?
  • Labour and birth
  • How to manage your labour naturally: learn what is really needed to labour and birth well, under your own steam
  • Birth planning: know what options you have
  • Birth preparation: mental and emotional preparation for birthing
  • Communicating with your care providers: an approach that helps you negotiate the care you want
  • Tips and pointers for your partner so that they can support you best
  • How to minimise the chance of tearing: I’ll teach you an extremely effective three-pronged approach to minimising tearing.  It works!