Antenatal Classes

Antenatal Classes

Why attend our Antenatal Classes?

With the progression of the pandemic and the change in Covid19 regulations we have made the decisions to stop Zoom sessions and to continue with classes at our practice. This as we have enough space and safety protocols in place to safely host classes, and because the quality of the education is just so much better when attending personally. Couples who have already booked for upcoming Zoom sessions will be contacted to make arrangements.

  • Our Labour and Birth Workshop and our Babycare and Breastfeeding Workshop is now again combined in a one-day Saturday workshop.
  • The number of couples attending will be limited and spots will be booked on a first-come-first-serve basis. If necessary more sessions will be added.
  • Rates include refreshments.

Why attend our workshops?

  • Our sessions are live and interactive, and give you the opportunity to ask questions and get input
  • Up-to-date and relevant information
  • Practical coping skills
  • Presented by an experienced midwife and lactation consultant with hands-on knowledge on natural pain relief methods and breastfeeding
  • A strong focus on gentle parenting and on supporting your body’s natural mechanisms for birth and breastfeeding
  • Hand-outs and extra information and links will be made available
  • The option to receive extra information from some of our partners:
    • In-the-womb baby stimulation techniques
    • The new technologies of cord blood banking and newborn screening
  • You receive a goody bags filled with treats and information
  • The opportunity to start a journey with a team that can provide you with long-term well-baby care and support

Basic course content includes:

Labour and Birth

  • Understanding the South African birthing scene
  • Normal labour and birth – what happens on the day
  • Coping skills and pain relief methods for natural birth
  • Labour detours and interventions
  • Caesarean section – optimising your experience.
  • The post-birth recovery period

Breastfeeding and Babycare Workshop

  • What to expect from your newborn baby
  • Coping skills and tips
  • Getting breastfeeding off to a good start: positioning and latching
  • Understanding milk supply
  • Normal breastfeeding patterns
  • Dealing with dificulties: sore nipples, engorgement

Booking information and upcoming dates (subject to change):

  • MAY: 14 May 2022
  • JUNE: 04 June 2022
  • JULY: 02 July 2022
  • AUGUST: 13 August 2022
  • SEPTEMBER: 03 September 2022
  • OCTOBER: 01 October 2022
  • NOVEMBER: 05 November 2022
  • DECEMBER: 10 December 2022
    Time: 08h30-15h00
    Cost to attend: R  1200 per couple

Please note:

  • A full payment must be made in order to receive your link for the class
  • Depending on your medical aid option we may be able to claim the amount on your behalf; alternatively we will issue you with an invoice to submit for reimbursement
  • For any queries, please contact storksnest@birth2baby.co.za  or call 012 329 1301.