Ante – Natal Classes

All aspects of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn baby are covered with the aim that the choices you make for you and your baby ensure a wonderful birth experience.

My post-natal clinic offers you continued support for the first two years of your baby’s life.

The course is structured as follows:

Classes are once a week for 6 weeks. Lessons 1, 3, 4 and 6 are attended by both parents-to-be. Lessons are from 18h00 – 20h00/20h30. The ante-natal classes are held at The Hillcrest Private Hospital lecture room, 1st Floor. The cost of the course is R1950,00 for both you and your partner.

Please provide us with the following details when booking a course:

  • Your name
  • Partners name
  • Due date
  • Gynaecologist
  • Contact number
  • Email address.

 

Contents of the Ante-Natal Course:

The ante-natal course is intended to alleviate any fears the expectant mother may have so that we can guide her into having:

  • A healthy, enjoyable pregnancy
  • A well informed labour
  • A controlled delivery that she is comfortable with
  • A confident partner who is able to deal with assisting her before, during and after the birth

Lesson One

  • Aims and expectations of the course
  • Introductions
  • How your baby is growing in utero
  • Birth Methods
  • Emotional changes
  • Fathers Role
  • Birth plans
  • Stem Cell Banking
  • Hospital tour

Lesson Two

  • Changes in the body during pregnancy
  • Diet and exercise
  • Weight gain
  • Packing for hospital
  • Recovery physically and emotionally after giving birth
  • Care of your episiotomy
  • Inductions

Lesson Three

  • Vaginal birth
  • The four stages of labour
  • Pain relief options in labour including epidural
  • Birth of a baby
  • Medical Interventions
  • Video on birth of a baby
  • Breathing, relaxation and visualization techniques
  • Managing pain
  • Pushing techniques

Lesson Four

  • Caesarean birth
  • Spinal Block
  • Recovery after a caesarean
  • Video on birth by caesarean
  • Apgar scores

Lesson Five

  • All aspects of Breast feeding
  • Bottle feeding

Lesson Six

  • Bathing demo
  • The care of your new born baby
  • Post-Natal Clinic details