New Mum Class
New Mum Education In the Comfort of Your Home
Live New Mum Class
We know that the changes that occur with your body and emotions after birth are often overshadowed and overlooked by the focus on baby. In our new mum class, we bring the focus back onto you – as a new parent and all the changes that come with that.
The New Mum class, as part of our signature online antenatal course, is focused on helping you explore what parenthood may feel, look and be like for you with a new baby. Nothing is taboo – we begin with what happens with your body straight after your baby has been born, what to expect such as postnatal bleeding, perineal recovery as well as how your body will change and adapt in the first few days and weeks after birth.
As always, the class is live and interactive, with lots of practical advice on a range of topics such as pelvic floor exercises, what to eat, coping with broken sleep – for you and your birth partner to consider to aid your postnatal recovery.
Our experienced midwives also know how important it is to discuss and truly explore your self-care and emotional well-being in the postnatal period. All aspects of how your mental and emotional well-being may be affected is discussed honestly and openly, from what it may feel like, to where you can get help, the effect on your relationships and how your partner/family can support you.
The class is recorded and sent to you to watch back whenever you need – which can be so handy for the practical exercises such as abdominal care or making a ‘padsicle’ at home!. And our support continues after the class ends, with our midwives always happy to offer advice and a chat via email or zoom when you need it.
What people say…
Gemma here….. You’ve managed to get a rather anxious woman to feel almost confident about everything to come! Thank you
Thank you so much for the classes and all your advice, we have loved all of them.
Dear Amina, thank you for the fantastic talks over the last few weeks. We learnt a great deal and I am sure we will be looking back at your talks in the early days! Best wishes
I loved my classes. I really enjoyed each one and they were so informative. Amina is very friendly and accommodates all questions she is asked without any judgement.
New Mum Course Details
Your physical and emotional recovery is important and essential to adapting to life as a new parent – so it’s important to take time to consider your options on:
- Bleeding after birth and what it means
- Perineal tears and care
- Abdominal and pelvic floor exercises
- Breast care information and changes that occur
- Your emotional and mental health after your baby is due
- Adjusting to life with a baby and how to prepare
Online New Mum Classes
Midwife Run Education On Being A New Mum In the Comfort of Your Home
New Mum 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 new mum 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.
Advice and Tips
It’s the most common way labour and birth is portrayed in films and on TV – a big gush of water, lots of screaming and a big rush to the hospital to have the baby. All very dramatic, even more so when waters in film/on TV always tend to break publicly, in the shops, at a party or surrounded by people!
In reality it’s rarely like this …….read on to find out what to expect!
Woohoo! and huge Congratulations! You have just found out you’re pregnant. It’s an amazing, exciting, daunting journey ahead and once you are over the shock and celebration you are probably wondering ‘what should I do now?’
Worry not! – we are with you to make sense of all of the new terminology you are going to come across, the new people you’ll meet and the wonderful changes ahead. We have blogs on it all too if you want to delve deeper, but for the time being let’s cover what you need to do to get your pregnancy off to the best start
Labour rarely begins on your ‘estimated due date’ EDD, especially if it is your first baby. In reality your due date is probably more accurately described as a ‘due window’ – of 5 weeks, as babies are born often between 37 to 42 weeks.
In most pregnancies, labour will usually start naturally on its own within those 5 weeks, but there are times that it may need to be started artificially. This is called induced labour – to help your cervix to soften and open out and your uterus (womb) to start contracting. There are many ways this can be done …..
Whilst breastfeeding is the easiest go to fast food – after you’ve overcome the first few weeks, there are times that you may not be around to feed baby yourself. This is where expressing breastmilk comes in handy – being able to draw off some milk for either someone else to feed your baby or storing up for another day. Expressing can even be a good skill to use to boost your supply if it’s low.
Exercise in Pregnancy Series Running Running is great aerobic exercise and can help you to have a fit and healthy pregnancy. If you were a runner or regular jogger before […]
Swimming in Pregnancy Exercising in water in pregnancy – be it swimming or doing other exercises is a great way of staying active as your bump grows. Swimming is an […]
Planning a pregnancy can feel daunting and it’s perfectly understandable to start thinking about what you need to do to prepare for this big life changing event. Its important to remember that your health before pregnancy can affect the lifelong health of your baby.
These are a number of the things you can do before pregnancy to make your pregnancy and baby healthier – check out midwife’s tips!
We’ve all heard about gas and air, often called laughing gas, being used in labour and stories of the often hilarious effects on the person using it. In fact, most films and tv shows will often portray a woman using it furiously whilst she is rushed off to have her baby.
Entonox – the medical term for gas and air, is the most popular pain relief during labour with around 80% of women choosing to use it.
We’ve all watched labour and birth on tv or in films – and 9/10 births will be happening on a hospital bed of some kind, imbedding into everyone’s mind that birth has to take place on a bed lying down on your back.
In reality, lying on your back in labour can be a real hindrance…..in fact the more upright you are, with gravity on your side the better.
Most of us in the third trimester will find some kind of urge to start nesting – planning, preparing and getting everything ready for baby’s arrival. One of the most common questions we as midwives are asked about is what to pack in the birth centre/hospital bag.
So read on for our top tips on how to pack your hospital bag.
New Mum Class FAQ
How long will I bleed for after giving birth?
Everyone will have postnatal bleeding after giving birth – regardless of the type of birth. And don’t be surprised that the bleeding is a little different to a period.
After birth, your womb will be healing from where the placenta was attached during pregnancy and for a number of weeks after birth you will continue to have bleeding and discharge as your uterus gradually loses its pregnancy lining. We discuss in our new mum class what is normal postnatal bleeding and when to get help, as well tips on other aspects of your postnatal recovery.
It starts off quite heavy for the first few days, then gradually becomes much less but you will continue to bleed for some weeks after birth. Gradually, you may notice that the bleeding will change and look like a heavy darkish discharge and for most it will have stopped by six weeks.
How long will recovery from a c-section birth take?
A caesarean birth is major abdominal surgery, and this is why it is important to rest and recover in the first six weeks. Your midwife will advise you what you should avoid doing – such as not lifting anything heavier than your baby for the first six weeks or the restrictions on driving during this time.
It is different for everyone – but taking time to recuperate and allowing your scar to heal, as well as spending time bonding with your baby and breastfeeding is important. We discuss in detail the postnatal recovery from a c-section in our New Mum class so that you can be prepared.
What are the baby blues?
Baby blues are due to the sudden hormonal and chemical changes that happen in your body after giving birth. Your body (and mind) have just been through an extraordinary experience – it will take a bit of time to adjust.
We discuss in our New Mum class what the common signs of baby blues are such as feeling:
- emotional, irrational or overwhelmed
- tearful (without knowing why)
- irritable and moody
- down or anxious
All these symptoms are normal and usually only last for a few days. “Baby blues” are probably due to the sudden hormonal and chemical changes that take place in your body after childbirth.
New mum education – We love helping new parents
As midwives, we know how focused new parents are on their new baby and doing their best for them, which can often lead to neglecting your emotional and physical recovery. Your well-being is so important and getting it right in the first few days and weeks is crucial to your parenting journey, which is why we are so passionate about ensuring you are aware and prepared for all that life as a new parent brings.
New Mum Classes
Midwife Run Education For New Mums In the Comfort of Your Home