The Postnatal Course
The postnatal course takes place on Wednesdays but of course with the babies! It is every other week, over an 8 week period. It’s currently taking place at Prestwood Village Hall and is thankfully staying *in person* during the November 2020 lockdown period! (With the same strict COVID secure guidelines in place to keep us all safe!)
The Postnatal Course includes postnatal support as required, a baby massage session to learn some techniques with Charyn from Mama Baby Bliss, a session with experienced women’s health physio Chrissie Edley about your postnatal body plus a session with Sammy from Happy Hearts First Aid on baby and toddler first aid. It primarily gives you the time and space to discuss you and your postnatal recovery – everything else is about your baby, but this is about YOU! We reflect on how you’re doing and I cover relaxation techniques from my hypnobirthing course to help with early parenting, feeding and bonding!
Session 1: A discussion with the other mums about how you’re doing, challenges you’ve come across with support/advice from a midwife as needed. We discuss baby’s development and bonding during the session and cover some relaxation techniques for both of you.
Session 2: First aid session with Sammy from Happy Hearts First Aid – covering baby/toddler first aid skills
Session 3: A session on our favourite topic, Sleep! We discuss how to maximise your baby’s sleep potential
Session 4: A session on baby massage with Charyn from Mama Baby Bliss – High Wycombe
Session 5: A session with Chrissie Edley, experienced Women’s Health Physiotherapist about your postnatal body and returning to exercise/looking after yourself – where she can also check if you have a diastasis recti. This is followed by a discussion about how everyone’s doing and more of a chance to chat!
*Plus* we want to get partners involved too! We have a 2 hour weekend first aid session with Happy Hearts First Aid in addition to the postnatal course that’s just for partners to discuss new parenthood and learn the valuable first aid techniques that have been covered by you in the postnatal course.
The Prestwood postnatal course has mums from local villages as well as High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Amersham, Chesham and Wendover and takes place on Wednesday mornings from 10am until 12pm.
The postnatal course can also be bought as a gift/baby shower present which is a popular option!
Postnatal course dates
13th January – 24th February 2021 *Limited availability!*
March/April 2021 (dates tbc)
May/June 2021 (dates tbc)
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