Beyond the bump
Becoming a new parent is an incredibly exciting experience but you do need to plan for it – otherwise, it can become overwhelming.
Join us for our newborn care workshop, helping you to prepare for your 4th Trimester.
*Our next class is FACE TO FACE in Farnham on 21st August 10am - 12pm
Virtual options, via zoom - available upon request
Your baby’s 4th trimester starts at birth and goes on until your baby reaches 12 weeks of age. The term is used to describe a period of great change and development in your newborn bundle – as they adjust to life outside of the womb. It will also be a time of great change and development for you and your partner too – believe me – having your baby to care for outside the womb does present a huge challenge!
Beyond The Bump workshop is designed to give you evidence-based, realistic information to help you both manage. After the birth of your baby you will possibly feel as though you are on a continuous ‘night flight’ for the first few weeks and find it difficult to maintain any type of routine/schedule. It is important to be kind to yourselves and try to take your days one day at a time.
Our classes give you practical advice to support your early parenting skills so that you and your partner gain the confidence you need to embrace your parenthood journey positively. We cover –
Getting to know your new baby – including moulding, vernix, jaundice, umbilical cord care, nappies and everything – wee and poo too!
The 24 hour clock
Your post-natal body changes and lochia etc
Clothing, temp, equipment, and slingsGuthrie test and vaccines
Feeding – access to FB feeding group and bespoke lactation support package on line (videos) to refer to.
Dad’s role and visitors
Emotions after birth….
Who is our class for?
Our course is designed as a follow on from birth education antenatal classes, or hypnobirthing, but can also be taken as a stand alone module. It is suitable for all – whether it is your first baby or whether it is baby number 2 – 5. Beyond The Bump workshop acts as a comprehensive refresher for you and your partner. You may have had an operative birth previously or be feeling very unsure/anxious this time round. We feel that we have the skill sets to assist you – to prepare you so that you can enjoy!
When should we attend Beyond The Bump?
Ideally you should attend during the 3rd trimester of your pregnancy. The information you will gather will be more relevant the closer you are to your due dates. However, you may find that you want to be able to be more in control, so basically anytime after halfway is good – you know you, best – your wellbeing and mental health are so important – anxiety and worrying about change is not for you, your bump or your partner.
How does the session run?
The workshop is held at the beautiful Garden Gallery at the Museum of Farnham, Surrey, with our experienced midwife Sally. The session is interactive and fun. We aim to have small groups for you and your partner to attend together, as well as a follow up Q&A session for any information you need to recap on. Refreshments provided! Alternatively we are still running ‘Zoom’ workshops, so if you are not local to Farnham, or would prefer to attend the course virtually then check out booking options for dates.