Essential Preparation for Birth Workshop- FREE
Our 4 hour workshop is offered free of charge to all pregnant women and their birth partner in the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust area, and is the most time efficient way to prepare yourself and your birth partner for labour and the early days with your new baby.
Classes run in a variety of locations, mainly evenings and weekends. See www.suffolkbabies.co.uk for more information.
Every aspect of being a parent is about working as a team. Labour and birth are the first part of that journey. Every birthing mum needs the right support during their labour which has to be supplied by the birth partner (normally Dad) as it is now unusual for the same midwife to care for you throughout your labour and birth.
Every Dad feels nervous and uncertain about labour and birth, the same way that every woman feels unsure, the best way to deal with these apprehensions is to ensure that you are well informed and you know what you can do to be the best birth supporter possible for your partner on the big day.
The hormone adrenaline is released when the body feels threatened or scared, this hormone can have a very negative effect on labour, it is likely that the mother to be and the father to be will both produce adrenaline at the onset of labour, hormones can be exchanged through touch and through absorption through the air. One of the most useful things that any birth partner can do during labour is help the mother control their adrenaline release, this can make the difference between a positive birth and a negative experience. If the partner is fearful and producing adrenaline this will affect the mother. The workshop will teach you how to control the release of this hormone.
How much does it cost?
This workshop is absolutely free – when you book in with your midwife you should be given a leaflet which details the free antenatal courses and workshops available to you.
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