Venue: The Perrymount Clinic Studio
Saturday 20th July 9.45 am - 4.30 pm
Time: 09.45 am - 4.30 pm
In the second half of your pregnancy you can attend The Perrymount Antenatal Class along with other parents-to-be to find out more about labour, birth and how to look after a newborn.
You can come to the class by yourself, or with your birth partners, family or friend (2 people).
We have specifically designed this intensive course (6 hours) following NICE guidelines and local trust policies.
We have chosen to run our classes on a Saturday to cater for working parents who can not make weekday/evening classes.
Our class is midwife led with Jennie Starkey who is a full time midwife at our local hospital The Princess Royal.
Jennie will bring her 25 years of knowledge to you and also her absolute current understanding of what goes on in the hospital you will most likely give birth at.
Midwife Jennie currently works at Princess Royal Hospital Haywards Heath and can also offer FULL CASE-LOADING CARE through her work as a Private Midwife. She is also a Breastfeeding Counsellor and teaches local staff in Maternity departments.
Midwife Emma works at Crowborough Birth Centre and runs our Baby Wellbeing Clinics at The Perrymount on Friday mornings. Free to drop in! Every Friday from 10.00 hrs.
You will learn relaxation techniques, pain relief options and the different stages of labour to help you prepare for the big day. All of this will be invaluable when you come to writing your birth plan. If you’re still making up your mind about where you’d like to give birth, we can help you to find the best place for you as we have a wealth of local knowledge of all the services available, whether in hospital, at home or in a water pool.
For some, the most important reason to sign up to a class is to meet other expectant parents who live locally. It can provide a reassuring social group made up of people who know what you’re experiencing. Both mums and dads to be attending our classes have created lasting friendships long after the teaching has finished.
Antenatal classes can be a great place to get that first introduction to life with a new family member. The Perrymount Antenatal classes will cover feeding, sleeping and common baby health questions.We will teach you all about different positions for breastfeeding and how to know if your baby is latched on correctly. You will also learn how to feed responsively which is essential in the early days of motherhood, so we have a practical hand expressing session included during the day. And don't worry dads will be asked to leave the room for this and any other part of the course that mums may want privacy over. We can also provide breastfeeding support at home in your early days if required (packages and single appointments available).
Keeping active during pregnancy can help you feel healthy and some exercise classes are specifically designed to help you prepare for childbirth.
Prenatal yoga and pilates are popular pregnancy classes as they can help you learn to relax and stretch in a safe way.
The Perrymount offers pregnancy yoga and pilates classes that we recommend are attended from your second trimester onwards.
It’s also worth considering swimming and aquanatal classes too when you’re pregnant, as the water reduces the weight on your joints, making it easier for you to keep active. We work closely with local providers and have the best deals and voucher codes available.
We recommend you attend our Midwife Led Antenatal Class anytime from 34 weeks until your delivery. As our course are so popular we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited! Early bird discounts apply!
Our unique class has been designed by Midwives using NICE guidelines and local hospital policies. We will ensure you are fully prepared for parenthood with a series of teachings and practical sessions. Our classes are detailed, educational, fun and friendly. You will be given free beverages during the day and a healthy lunch and snacks will be provided. You will be given an information pack to take away full of the latest information. This extensive pack will include vouchers and discount codes for our affiliated services and treatments at The Perrymount Clinic. No other classes offer such extensive post-natal support. You will also be entitled to discounted Midwife Breastfeeding sessions and Postnatal Midwife Support Packages. The Perrymount also runs a free baby weigh in every Friday morning in their studio space which is attended by a midwife.
YES! And yes again… :-) The Perrymount Clinic is the number 1 private support clinic for babies and new families locally. We strive and take pride in our services offering the maximum help. We feel continued support for new families is essential - you will be invited to join a secret WhatsApp group just for the members of your class. This will enable you to ask questions to the Midwives, read relevant information, ask any questions and most importantly arrange coffee with your classmates. This group is optional and no information will be shared out of the group.
The Perrymount Clinic also offers baby help with cranial osteopathy, birth therapy with Emma one of our midwives, osteopathic help for the new mum, pregnancy massage, baby massage, hypnobirthing and we have more plans!
Did you know that The Perrymount Clinic has a fantastic reputation for looking after babies that might be excessively crying, have colic or not sleep well? We have you fully backed up once you have had your baby and we even provide lots of vouchers to help you along with our other services. Make sure you grab you clinic goodies pack.
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Setting up of WhatsApp group
COFFEE & TEA/ WATER