Birth Management Classes

Birth Management Education In the Comfort of Your Home

What Does The Class Cover?

Our birth management class continues the exploration of labour and birth – this time from an alternative perspective to our Labour and Birth Process class. During the live, interactive and online class we explore alternative pathways to birth because we know that labour and birth can be unpredictable, and that birth comes in many forms.

Our ethos for our expert-led online antenatal course is to help you feel prepared for birth (however that may be) and able to plan ahead that meets your needs.

We revisit in this class essential knowledge on how to advocate for yourself and decision making in your pregnancy – using practical skills such as BRAIN & HEART tools so that you can make informed choices.

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Birth Management Class Details

We know that labour and birth looks different for everyone, and for some that is right at the beginning of the labour process. We discuss induction and augmentation, what this means, why you may be advised to have the intervention, what methods are available, and the risks and benefits of each procedure is discussed in detail by our experienced midwives who bring their real-life knowledge and expertise.

The class also explores how you can use skills such as active birth, hypnobirthing, movement, breathing techniques that we have explored in previous classes as well as how monitoring of your baby and being in hospital may impact your labour too.

We then explore in detail pain management and pain relief – methods such as water and TEN’s machine and medicalised options from gas and air to epidural.  Lots of practical advice and examples shared of how you can use different methods to their best affect and how your partner can support you too.

Birth variations such as assisted birth – vacuum assisted or forceps birth, again delving into why they may be used, when and how the intervention may happen and what the risks and benefits are of each. Birth by caesarean operation is also explored in detail – from why it may be advised, what happens during the procedure, what happens after your baby is born and your immediate postnatal care.  We also discuss how to make birth by caesarean empowering and positive using techniques such as gentle caesarean in detail.

In our Birth Management class we learn about:

    • How to advocate and make informed decisions 
    • The induction and augmentation of childbirth
    • Pain management / Pain relief – from TENS machines to Epidurals
    • What is birth variation and why it may happen
    • Addressing the myths and facts about assisted and alternative births
    • Assisted birth
    • Birth by caesarean operation

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    Birth Management Education On Newborn Babies In the Comfort of Your Home

    Birth Management Classes – COVID UPDATES

    With COVID dominating the news, there can be a lot of apprehension about how a new parent should approach pregnancy.

    Starting a family is an amazing experience and from the date your journey begins we will be a part of it with you. Our birth management classes will discuss the latest COVID research and advise on any sign that you should be aware of. We also regulary send email updates so after you book one of our classes your email will be the place to check for any changing information.


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      Birth Management FAQ

      What are the effects of a forceps or vacuum birth on babies?

      Many parents-to-be worry about how their baby may be harmed during an assisted birth. 

      Forceps can cause bruising, marks or cuts on a baby’s head, while a ventouse may temporarily affect the shape of a baby’s head. Small cuts on a baby’s face and head may occur but generally fade and are likely to be short term, resolving within 24 to 48 hours.

      Do I have to have an induction?

      Your views, beliefs and values are very important and valid for decisions about your care. This includes whether you want to accept the offer of induction if you’re overdue.

      Your midwife or obstetrician should explain why you are being offered an induction and explain the risks, benefits and alternatives. They should also encourage you to look at information about it and discuss your decision with your partner or family. Midwives or obstetricians should support you in whatever decision you make.

      When in labour can I have an epidural?

      Epidurals can be given in most stages of labour and will depend upon why it is being requested. They are not commonly used very early or very late in labour. This is because it increases the chance of further interventions if used early, and is less useful later as it can increase the length of the second stage of labour.

      Birth management education – We love helping new parents

      As midwives working in the NHS, we don’t shy away from discussing alternative and assisted birth – we know that parent’s to be often feel worried about this and may have heard of other people’s experiences that will have made them feel anxious.  Our midwives will always discuss with you honesty and openly, what to expect and how you can be supported.

      Information here and within courses are led by Dr Carly, and reviewed by the team

      Birth Management Classes

      Midwife Run Classes In the Comfort of Your Home