Module 5 Your New Baby
Our New Baby class, as part of our online Antenatal course is all about what happens after the birth of your baby. We know that most parents-to-be are focused on the labour and birth of their baby, and as such, preparing for life with a newborn, what to expect, how it may feel, what choices you may be asked can often feel daunting.
Worry not, in this class we delve into all the practicalities of caring for a new-born. Covering everything from the first moments with your baby, skin to skin contact, safe sleep to changing nappies and bathing your baby.
This class will help normalise the early weeks of your life as a new parent. Our experienced midwives will explore with you how you can help your baby be more at ease by responding to their needs and understanding better what those needs are and help to answer many of the questions you may have, as well as help clear up many of the myths and facts that you may hear as a parent-to-be about life with a new-born.
As always, our classes are live and interactive, we love answering questions and encourage any interruptions – because we know if you have a question, someone else will have thought of it too! 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 nappy changing, or cord care. 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.
This class, which is all about baby, aims to support you in feeling confident in making the right choices for a great life with a new baby
Starting from the first moments where you meet your baby we explore:
- What happens immediately after birth
- Skin-to-Skin contact and the golden hour
- New-born checks after birth. The umbilical cord and healing
- Vitamin K – what it is and your options
- Ways your baby may behave in the first few days and weeks
- Baby hygiene – from nappy changes to bathing your new-born
- Practical skills such as umbilical cord care
- What your baby may look like – from new-born skin to birthmarks
- Safe sleeping advice and what that means practically
- Jaundice in the early weeks after your baby is born
- Common concerns of parenting a new-born
Taught by NHS midwives
Our midwives have extensive experience working in the NHS and private sector to provide you with bespoke one-to-one care and support.