Antenatal Classes

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  1. sophieee18

    sophieee18 Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies. Anyone had antenatal classes yet?
    I've got my first one next tuesday and I would like to know what to expect.
    It's twos hours long, and at my local doctor surgery (not at hospital so not expecting a tour)
    I got put into my classes early, as my midwife said theres people more my age in this group and I am more likely to meet some other young mums, so most people probably haven't started theres yet!
    Should I bring anything with me?
    The letter i recieved was very basic and just said when and where they were!
    What do you actually do in them?
    :shrug::shrug::shrug:
     
  2. alibaba24

    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    Hey iv got my name down for the classes but they dont start until january ill be 32 weeks when i go for mine eeeeek!! Im not planning on taking anything with me? mines are at my local medical centre too as far as i know just take yourself and your memory :rofl: im sure they show you how to do things with baby like bath etc? i could be totally wrong!

    xx
     
  3. sophieee18

    sophieee18 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I don't have a clue. The mid-wife hasn't spoken to me about them, she just sent me a letter lol x
     
  4. CocoaOne

    CocoaOne Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be 33 weeks when I have mine! Eeeeekkkkk!
     
  5. Cactusgirl

    Cactusgirl Home birth hopeful

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    how do you get booked on them? Do they automatically book you on or do you have to call the midwife and arrange it?

    At what week should you start arranging them?
     
  6. sophieee18

    sophieee18 Well-Known Member

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    my midwife asked me a 20 weeks if i'd be interested, then she wrote my name down on a list and sent me a letter when classes were available.
    ask your mid-wife if they do them in your area when you next see her
     
  7. snagglepat

    snagglepat Mum of 1, another cooking

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    You do sometimes have to ask about them. I know several people who have waited to be asked and by the time they did they were all fully booked. The service seems a bit hit and miss in some parts of the country so it's best to ask than risk missing out. :)

    Gina. x
     
  8. jentomo

    jentomo my to 1 and 1 on the way

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    my mw is useless i asked her about them and she just shrugged her shoulders, rang antenatal clinic and they askede when im due which is 26th march and they told me to go to a birth class on the 3rd march, breastfeeding 17th and another class about what to expect 6w after birth on the 22nd march, What happens if my baby decides to come earlier and i miss all these wont have a clue what im doing.
     
  9. sophieee18

    sophieee18 Well-Known Member

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    I have only been told that I have two classes. One on the 15th and one on the 22nd!
     
  10. DonnaBallona

    DonnaBallona newlyweds!

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    Wwe had our birth classes at 31 weeks and my daughter arrived at 32 :dohh:

    It was pretty much just a room full of other expectant mummies and some of their partners, and there was a midwife present who told you what to expect during labour. She came armed with a couple of diagrams, a knitted placenta, a baby doll attached to a plastic pelvis and a birth video.

    She gave us leaflets on positons for labour, breathing techniques, how to manage painduring contractions, pain relief and how to use it-that sort of thing.

    I found it really informative and really out my mind at rest about a few issues. . . shame I never got to use any of it as I had a crash section a week later!! :dohh:

    Id take a pad of paper and a pen, and a HUGE bottle of water :thumbup:
     

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