Journey to Motherhood

Midwife Run Education In the Comfort of Your Home

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Our 8 session, online antenatal course begins with the Journey to Motherhood class – which explores in detail the third trimester and preparing for your baby’s birth.  

We start off with getting to know each other – finding out about pregnancies and when baby is due, as well as an overview of the next few weeks.

Our midwives, who all work within the NHS and private practice, will then share their knowledge and expertise on understanding your pregnancy care, what to expect in upcoming appointments and important information such as which healthcare professional will be supporting you during birth and after.

We know that for many parents preparing for labour and birth can be daunting, which is why our live and interactive class delves into options on where to have your baby – at home, in a birth centre or hospital and what this means, as well as your pregnancy well-being and health, especially when to call for help.

There is lots of practical advice too – and questions are always welcome, we don’t mind being interrupted at all!  Our midwives will use their experience to advise on essential information such as what to pack in your hospital bag, what a birth plan is and what to include in it – as well as advice on changes to your body and diet to be aware of.

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Journey to Motherhood Course Details

During the Journey to Motherhood class we guide you through:

    • The role of your midwife and maternity care team
    • Your antenatal appointment schedule
    • Self-care in pregnancy
    • Pregnancy health & complications
    • Diet and things to avoid
    • Birth options – where to have your baby
    • What to pack in your hospital bags
    • Creating a birth plan – where to start

Journey to Motherhood

Midwife Run Education In the Comfort of Your Home

Journey to Motherhood – 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 journey to motherhood class 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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    Journey to Motherhood FAQ

    How much weight should I gain in pregnancy?

    Weight gain in pregnancy varies from person to person. It also depends on your weight before you become pregnant.

    Most pregnant women gain between 10kg and 12.5kg (22lb to 26lb), putting on most of the weight after week 20. Much of the extra weight is due to your baby growing, but your body will also be storing fat, ready to make breast milk after your baby is born. Putting on too much or too little weight while you’re pregnant can lead to health problems for you or your unborn baby. But don’t worry, it’s easy to make healthy food choices.

    We discuss in detail during our Journey to Motherhood class diet and healthy eating choices.

    I have heartburn and am pregnant! Why is it happening and what can I do?

    Heartburn feels like a strong burning sensation in the chest and can be extremely uncomfortable. It is also known as acid reflux and indigestion.

    Heartburn is caused by the valve between your stomach and the tube leading to it relaxing during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. This means stomach acid can pass into the tube and cause the burning feeling. In later stages of pregnancy, your growing uterus can press on your stomach and make the problem worse.

    You’ll probably hear a lot of advice on what to do but the following are tried and tested:

    • Eat smaller meals, more often – about every three hours.  Larger meals can make your heartburn worse.
    • Avoid eating late at night or a few hours before you go to bed
    • For some fatty and spicy foods, chocolate, caffeine and fizzy drinks or fruit juice are common triggers – cut back or avoid altogether if you can
    • Try acupuncture – it might help you sleep better through the symptoms.

    Ask your GP or midwife for advice if symptoms of heartburn persist. Your heartburn may not be completely relieved by medication, but your doctor or midwife can prescribe an antacid that is safe during pregnancy.

    Do I need a birth plan?

    No – but it can really help you prepare for your baby’s birth.  

    A birth plan is just what it sounds like — a written plan that communicates your wishes and goals for before, during and after labour and birth. It’s often added to your notes to let your midwife know what you would like in labour and during birth and what to avoid.

    It’s a great opportunity to really examine what kind of birth you would like, how you feel about things like pain relief, assisted birth, having your baby in the birthing pool etc – and a chance to discuss it in detail with your partner too.

    Birth plans help parents-to-be determine their best-case birthing scenario: how they’d ideally like labour and delivery to play out if all goes according to “plan.”  And also, to plan for the alternatives if it doesn’t!

    During our Journey to Motherhood class, we discuss in detail what a birth plan is, how long it should be and what to consider in preparation for your baby’s arrival.

    Journey to Motherhood – We love helping new parents

    “The third trimester is all about changes and preparing for your baby’s arrival. It’s also when you start to notice changes most in your body and get some of those aches and pains. By knowing what to expect and getting started with your birth plan or packing your hospital bag can really help you in starting to get prepared and ready for your baby’s birth.”

    Amina, Course Leader

     

    Journey to Motherhood

    Midwife Run Education In the Comfort of Your Home