Copy of PRISM course - Online Antenatal and Postnatal Education

Copy of PRISM course - Online Antenatal and Postnatal Education

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Online (link sent prior to event) Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital

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An interactive webinar with the staff at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to provide antenatal education and support for your pregnancy

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About the course

Preparation, Recovery, Inspiration and Support during Motherhood (PRISM) is a course designed to prepare women and their partners for the birth of their baby.

The course focuses on support, recovery and growth as a new parent. The sessions are delivered by the maternity team at St Mary’s Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, part of Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, which includes input from midwives, physiotherapists and doctors.

PRISM reflects the different perspectives that women, men, their families and their caregivers may have, which come together to facilitate a new parent’s journey. The course is only for women registered with Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust. Attendance is recommended from 28 weeks. Birth partners are welcome to join. If your birth partner would like to join the course, it is recommended to book one ticket per couple.

The webinar is delivered using Microsoft Teams and there is an opportunity to ask questions at each event. You will also receive a digital workbook to support you to capture any questions you’d like to ask our midwives before each session.

The course consists of 3 sessions over three weeks . You need to book one ticket per session.

Book your place today and input your hospital number (mrn) in the booking details so we can verify your information. You can find your hospital number on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, test results, and hospital referral or appointment letters.

You will receive an invitation link, and a digital PRISM workbook, before the event. This is the same link to access each event.

If you are not registered with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust we reserve the right to cancel your ticket.

Week 1: The antenatal pathway and Covid-19 10-1200

•Antenatal pathway

•Options for birth settings

•Tips for pregnancy and keeping healthy

•Common complaints in pregnancy

•Positive affirmations and relaxation

Week 1: The truth about labour 1230-1430

•The pelvic anatomy

•Types of delivery

•Length of labour

•Tips (mobilisation and nutrition)

•Tears and perineal preparation

•Different stages of labour

•The placenta

•Pain relief options

Week 2: Birth on the labour ward 10-1200

•Induction of labour (IOL); reasons and the process involved after booking IOLs

•Caesarean births and instrumental delivery

•Alternative pathways - intervention on the labour ward to support your labour

•Emergencies in labour

Week 2: Understanding your baby 1230-1430

•Bonding with your baby

•Myths and fact

•Phases of crying

•The first few weeks


•Recognising the unwell baby

•Strategies for mental wellbeing

•Support networks

•Managing your relationship

•Baby development – support from health visitors, vaccinations, where to seek help, and interacting with your baby

Week 3: Neonatal care 10-1230

•The first few hours and days

•Skin to skin


•Blood sugars



•What to expect on the postnatal ward

•Physical recovery

•Pelvic floor exercises, movement, abdominal care, nutrition, and exercise (pilates and yoga)

•Mental challenges and recovery baby blues

•Developing new self-care habits PRISM, and the supporting workbook, is free to access.

However, donations to our partner charity, Poppy’s Fund, are most welcome.

Who are Poppy’s Fund?

Poppy’s Fund is our partner charity created with the sole purpose of supporting the mothers that use Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust services. You can donate to Poppy’s Fund here.Please quote ‘PRISM course’ when you donate.

If you are not registered with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust we reserve the right to cancel your ticket.

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