Antenatal & Hypnobirthing Course (Online)

Antenatal & Hypnobirthing Course (Online)

Dates: 8-week course starting Monday 2nd August until Monday 27th September (break on Monday 30th August)

Times: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (online via Zoom

Cost: £80*

This course offers expectant parents a chance to understand and explore labour and birth. Sessions will focus on giving an understanding of the processes and options for parents and supporting parents to remain in control of their birth experience. We will explore mental health during and after pregnancy and how to prepare a postnatal recovery plan for physical and mental health. Parents will also benefit from our hypnobirthing program included within the course.

Week 1

  • Introduction to the course
  • Your body and baby during pregnancy and birth
  • Everyday movements for optimal baby position
  • Exploring expectations of birth and life with new baby

Week 2

  • The stages of labour and birth
  • Coping strategies for the last weeks of pregnancy

Week 3

  • Pain relief options
  • Intro to hypnobirthing

Week 4

  • When plans change: Staying in control of your decisions
    • Induction
    • Caesarean
    • Informed decisions

Week 5

  • Movement for an easier birth
  • Hypnobirthing skills for labour and birth

Week 6

  • Physical recovery from birth
  • Postnatal recovery planning

Week 7

  • Infant sleep and routines
  • Mental health support after the birth

Week 8

  • Practical baby care
  • Relationships with a new baby

*This course is free for parents who are already actively engaged in support services through The Parent Rooms. This program is part-funded by Belfast City Council.

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