Courses

Supporting you for the journey ahead

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All prenatal classes will be delivered online using the Zoom platform until restrictions are lifted. As soon as permitted, I will offer both online and face to face classes. Call me 0470 474 322 to discuss should you want to.

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All classes partially reimbursable. Our midwife – led prenatal classes given in English prepare the pregnant woman and her partner (attendance alone is fine too!) realistically for what is to come; we recommend that you aim to complete your education by your 36/37th week of pregnancy. No more than 9 couples/singles per course. Same-sex couples and single attendees warmly welcomed.

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HYPNOBIRTHING or MINDFULNESS?: Affirmations and breathing techniques 1-hour practical workshop ONLINE. Cost 15 euros for either couple or single place

A refreshing approach to learning breathing patterns that will equip you in coping with the changing intensity of your contractions. An hour of discovering new breathing techniques,  wrapping these around different labouring positions and environments. These techniques can assist you in achieving an active birth, or until you choose to have an epidural. Techniques learned can also be applied to breastfeeding.

PLANNING and pregnancy – 50 euros per 30 mins private appointment. Individual sessions to meet your needs. Covering administrations of pregnancy, passport/nationality issues, hospital policies, reimbursements and entitlements, and creche bookings.

COMPLETE 6-session courses – 265 euro per couple, 210 euros per single place. Weekdays 6.30-8.30pm and weekends. These are run continuously throughout the year and prepare you completely for what is to come to include:  Breastfeeding and Confident baby-skills workshops and a 2-hour practical session emulating labour; strategies of coping, mindfulness, hypnobirth, massage, epidural and how to push!. Please do ask for a sample course plan. From August 2020, there is an option for ONLINE classes

SURVIVE! Labour ward. Cost 95 euros per couple

Refresher course for the experienced soon – too – be – parents – again, or a fast-paced course for the busy first-time mum.

 A 4-hour workshop, to include taught skills to cope with contractions. Within a group of maximum 9 couples/singles, you will learn how to recognise the onset of labour, labour preparations, and how to breathe, move and push (!) You will practice different positions of labour and delivery and find one that suits you.

BREASTFEEDING workshop (included within the 6-session course) or 55 euros. This should be attended during the prenatal period and is a 2-hour, fun -packed class containing the most important instruction we can give you to prepare you for breastfeeding. We practice latch and discuss optimal feeding management so that you and your baby optimise sleep. Partners are encouraged to attend as it is our firm belief that surviving the postnatal period is most definitely a team event. Breastfeeding support then follows- on from this instruction in the form of clinic appointments should you need this. Classes run Saturdays and some Sundays. This is included in your 6 session course fee but can be attended on a stand-alone basis and are run 2 or 3 times per month, usually on a Saturday.

Included within the 6-session course, but please do choose your date from the selection below, and let me know when booking. Scroll down for dates

Cancellation policy; Refund if notification given at least 2  weeks prior to commencement of course/session for any reason. No refund given if less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course unless for medical reason. There is a 20 euros cancellation fee.

COURSE DATES; Updated 19/05/20

Here Are The Classes

A ‘space’ denotes a space either for a couple or a single attendee. Max 8-9 couples/singles per class

6-session courses; 5 sessions within schedule plus a chosen week-end breastfeeding workshop  (BFW).  All taught online via Zoom until restrictions cease.

Email me if you can’t find space – I will try and squeeze you in somewhere antenatalandbaby@gmail.com.

B8 FULL  ONGOING

B9 FULL ONGOING

B10 FULL ONGOING

B11 9th June 18.30-20.30, 11th June 18.30-20.30, 13th June 13.30-15.30, 16th June 18.30-20.30, 18th June 18.30-20.30. Please chose your breastfeeding workshop. BookingHere
B12 10th June 18.30-20.30, 17 June 18.30-20.30, 24th June 18.30-20.30, 1st July 18.30-20.30, 4th July 13.30-15.30. Please choose a breastfeeding workshop date. BookingHere
B13 23rd June 18.30-20.30, 25th June 18.30-20.30, 30th June 18.30-20.30, 2nd July 18.30-20.30, 7th July 18.30-20.30. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop. 1 SPACE for a couple/single left BookingHere
B14 8th July 18.30-20.30, 11th July 10.00-14.00, 14th July 18.30-20.30, 16th July. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop. Booking; Here
B15 18th Aug 18.30-20.30, 20th Aug 18.30-20.30, 25th Aug 18.30-20.30, 27th Aug 18.30-20.30, 29th Aug 11.00-13.00. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop. BookingHere
B16 ONLINE Wednesdays 18.30-20.30hrs; 26th Aug, 2nd Sept, 9th Sept, 16th Sept, 23rd Sept, and the Breastfeeding workshop date is 30th Sept. BookingHere
B17 All 18.30-20.30hrs; Tuesday 1st Sept, Thursday 3rd Sept, Tuesday 8th Sept, Thursday 10th Sept, Tuesday 15th Sept. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop. BookingHere
*Please note that swapping sessions with another course if the course is online, is permitted.

Breastfeeding workshop 2-hours (BFW) 

If you can’t find a convenient date – email me antenatalandbaby@gmail.com

Tuesday 26th May 18.30-20.30 ONLINE 2 SPACES left
Saturday 6th June 11.00-13.00 ONLINE 2 SPACES left
Saturday 13th June 11.00-13.00 SPACES
Saturday 4th July 11.00-13.00 2 SPACES left
Thursday 9th July 18.30-20.30 CLOSED
Saturday 22nd August 11.00-13.00 SPACES
BookingHere

Survive!Labour ward 4-hour workshop, which works well as a refresher course 

2020 (Cost 95 euros per couple, 85 euros per single place)
Saturday 20th June 10.00-14.00 SPACES
Saturday 5th September 10.00-14.00 SPACES
BookingHere

Breathing in labour 1-hour workshop

Saturday 23rd May 11.00

Monday 22nd June 19.00

Wednesday 19th August 19.00

Thursday 17th September 19.00

BookingHere