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FURTHER DATES FOR 2018 SESSIONS WILL BE ADDED SOON

 Please only book on to one antenatal course - Jessop Wing (one day), Community (two sessions) or Preparation for Birth and Beyond (five sessions). The same information will be covered in each course however slightly more information is provided in the Preparation for Birth and Beyond.

The Jessop Wing opened in 2001 and is a purpose built maternity unit in Sheffield where approximately 7000 babies are born every year. Jessop Wing Community Midwifery Service attend approximately 200 homebirths per year.

 The Jessop Wing also provides neonatal intensive care and special care for sick and premature babies born in Sheffield and those transferred from other units who require this expertise.

 On the ground floor of the Jessop Wing is the Antenatal Clinic and Gynaecology Outpatient Clinic. The Gynaecology Service also includes two wards on G Floor of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

 The Jessop Wing also has an Assisted Conception Unit for women who require this specialist treatment.

A vidoe tour of the Jessop Wing is available at http://www.sth.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-services?id=171. Further information which you may find useful during your pregnancy is available on the STH Jessop Wing website at https://www.sth.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-services?id=171&page=89.  

If you are attending a course and have any special needs please do not hesitate to contact us. All sessions are wheelchair accessible and have toilet facilities.

Please only book on to one antenatal course - Jessop Wing (one day), Community (two sessions) or Preparation for Birth and Beyond (five sessions). The same information will be covered in each course however slightly more information is provided in the Preparation for Birth and Beyond. Please note - The Preparation for Birth and Beyond courses are only for women who live in Sheffield as the information is tailored to our local information/events/services. Please accept our apologies for any dissappointment this may cause.

Please find below a rough agenda for the weekend day classes. The actual content on the day will vary dependant on the needs of the group however the below will provide an idea of what to expect. If the antenatal class you book on to is split over two sessions - session one will cover the topics from the morning of the all day session and session two will cover the afternoon topics of the all day session. 

10:00 – 10:10      Welcome and Intro

10:10 – 11:15      Labour & Birth

  • When to call triage/am I in labour scenarios
  • Overview of 3 stages of labour
  • Introduce Hormones
  • Introduce skin to skin
  • Support in labour
  • Assisted Birth
  • C-Section

11:15 – 11:30      BREAK

11:30 – 12:00      Hormone and birth environment, physical skills for labour

12:00 – 12:30      Perfect pain relief activity

12:30 – 13:00      LUNCH

13:10 – 13:25      Womb to world, Crying baby & Skin to skin

  • What is life like for your baby now in the womb?
  • What changes when they are born and placed on mum’s chest?
  • What will help to calm them just after birth?
  • Infant led attachment/skin to skin
  • Baby brain development – oxytocin

13:25 – 13:40      Building a happy baby

13.40- 14:00        PND/Support networks

14:00 – 14:10      Nappy Changing

14:10 – 14:20      Baby cues

14:20 – 14:50      Responsive feeding

14:50 – 15:00      BREAK (if needed)

15:00 – 15:30      Practical baby care

15:30 – 16:00     Evaluation forms & final questions

 

The five session Preparation for Birth and Beyond antenatal course agenda is –

 Week 1

Communication and parenting styles

Building a Happy Baby

Transition to Parenting

 Week 2

Transition to parenthood/PND

Life changes ahead.

Healthy lifestyles.

Promoting good mental and physical health, support networks,

Maintaining relationship.

Managing change.

Building resilience and coping strategies

Week 3

Labour, birth, The early days

Womb to world (seeing things from baby’s perspective).

Signs of labour - Am I in Labour?

‘Stages’/progress of labour and what might happen, skin to skin/3rd stage

Skin to skin

Pain relief

Week 4 

Being responsive to your Baby-calming, feeding and comforting. Issues that may arise following birth

Caring for your Baby –What do Babies Need?

Nappy changing and bathing

Safe sleep practical

Feeding cues

Breastfeeding/Infant feeding– group work and practical Hormones -Oxytocin Prolactin

Week 5

Transition to parenting

Minor ailments

What promotes a good start for a Babies Development

Planning ahead

Revisit infant feeding

Minor ailments

Building a positive future/ what works best for your family-getting support

Hopes and worries

What comes next? CC Baby groups etc

Please note - The Preparation for Birth and Beyond courses are only for women who live in Sheffield as the information is tailored to our local information/events/services. Please accept our apologies for any dissappointment this may cause.

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