Caesarean Section Birth Prep Course
Caesarean birth prep - What's covered in the course
You will be given access to 10 lessons including a mixture of videos and practical resources from our experienced midwives and obstetric doctor. Learn at your own pace, rewatch, revise, revisit whenever you need to.
- What they are
- Why they might be performed
- Immediate recovery
- Self care
- Future pregnancies
This course is perfect for anyone planning a caesarean birth or those wanting to be prepared in the event of an unplanned one. You’ll learn how to prepare practically and mentally, understand the procedure and ways that you can make your experience a positive one. Using the information you learn within this course, you’ll finish feeling informed and ready to have your baby.
Taught by Dr Michelle Robinson, an experienced obstetric doctor who has helped a vast number of people welcome their babies into the world via caesarean, along with midwife Marley Hall, an experienced midwife who has also attended a vast number of caesareans. All the questions you have surrounding caesarean births are covered.
What you’ll learn
Jam packed full of information about caesareans, you’ll learn about: What a caesarean is, why they may be recommended, requesting a caesarean for non medical reasons, the decision making process, what you might need to bring with you on the day, what happens when you arrive at the hospital, what to do if you go into labour before a planned caesarean, how your birth partner can support you, anaesthesia and what happens in the theatre, immediate recovery in hospital, caring for your baby after a caesarean, going home, caring for yourself in the days and weeks after a caesarean
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Caesarean Birth Prep Course
Complete preparation for a caesarean.
Caesareans can be either planned (elective) or unplanned (emergency).
A caesarean is major surgery that does come with risks so the decision to have one will need to be considered carefully. In the event that a caesarean has been recommended or requested, It’s important to be informed about the process every step of the way.
An elective caesarean is one which is planned during the pregnancy. It may be planned for numerous reasons, many of which are discussed in the course. Most planned caesareans are due to medical reasons as it’s deemed safer for either mother or baby to give birth that way. Occasional, women will plan to have one out of choice. If this is something that you want to do, all of the risks and benefits can be discussed with your care provider.
Most people will feel soreness and discomfort after the surgery but wont feel anything during it. Once the initial anaesthetic has worn off, regular painkillers can be taken afterwards, some needing them for several weeks after the birth.
May 28 - May 29
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE255]
Jun 8 - Jun 30
Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN072]
Jun 25 - Jun 26
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE253]
Jul 6 - Jul 28
Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN074]
Jul 9 - Jul 10
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE256]
Jul 18 - Jul 26
Monday and Tuesday at 7.00pm [Ref: ANS400]
Aug 3 - Aug 25
Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN075]
Aug 13 - Aug 14
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE257]
Aug 15 - Aug 23
Monday and Tuesday at 7.00pm [Ref: ANS401]
Sep 7 - Sep 15
Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm [Ref: ANS402]
Sep 19 - Oct 11
Monday and Tuesday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN076]
Sep 24 - Sep 25
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE258]
Oct 5 - Oct 27
Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN077]
Oct 15 - Oct 16
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE259]
Oct 17 - Oct 25
Monday and Tuesday at 7.00pm [Ref: ANS403]
Nov 2 - Nov 24
Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN078]
Nov 14 - Dec 6
Monday and Tuesday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN079]
Nov 19 - Nov 20
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE260]
Nov 30 - Dec 22
Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm [Ref: AN080]
Dec 10 - Dec 11
Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am to 1.30pm [Ref: AWE261]
Dec 12 - Dec 20
Monday and Tuesday at 7.00pm [Ref: ANS404]