Most parents put a lot of thought into how they wish their birth to go. Classes are attended, birth plans or preferences are made and the baby eagerly awaited.
But what happens after the baby arrives?
Who looks after mum?
Who looks after partner?
This course aims to give you the knowledge and tools to have the best postnatal period possible, allowing your little family to flourish!
We will also focus on building friendships and learning where to get the best support when needed.
Twelve hour face to face course set over four sessions.
Sessions will take place over 2 weekends in the new Beautiful Bonds studio.
Relaxation scripts at the end of each session
Receive a gift bag of goodies, including a postnatal planning booklet
A great complementary course to hypnobirthing and other birth antenatal courses for both the birthing partner and the non-birthing partner or support person.
Get £50 off if you book The Beautiful Fourth and Hypnobirthing with Beautiful Bonds.
Maria has over 5 years experience in helping families settle into life as a new family.
She brings together her training in feeding support, carrying consultancy, time as a commmunity maternity care assistant and doula training to bring you the full postnatal care package.
Some sections of this course are based on Sophie Messager's book and course "Why Postnatal Recovery Matters"
The 4th Trimester
What is the 4th trimester?
Getting to know you activities
Walking in a babies shoes
Learn a little human biology
Delve into societal
expectations vs reality
What is normal infant sleep
What is skin to skin and why is it important
Have a play with cloth nappies
General baby care
How does it all work?
How to breastfeed, some practical tips with the use of dolls to practice
How to know it is working
What to do if its not working
What to expect in those early months, what is normal?
Bottle and Formula feeding
Where to get support
Why babies want to be carried
A brief history of baby carrying
A look at the different types of carriers
How to use a Stretchy wrap, a hands on demonstration using dolls to practice
How to use a stretchy wrap to aid feeding
The option to purchase your own discounted Lifft stretchy wrap
Learn some old traditions
Learn the four pillars of recovery
How to rest when you have a baby who doesn't?
Discuss different ways to get the best foods and nutrition
Learn who and what can help your body to recover
Build a support network that will work for you and your new family
You'll receive your very own Beautiful Bonds Postnatal Planning booklet
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