Bump & Beyond Course
Our Bump and Beyond antenatal and postnatal course will help prepare you for parenthood, from knowing what to expect in labour to being as mentally and physically prepared as possible for the birth of your child, and the days, weeks and months that follow.
The course combines a comprehensive antenatal course to ensure you have a positive birth experience, and then a postnatal course to prepare you for the practical side and how to look after and care for your baby and yourself.
It contains a series of video workshops and audio guides from leading, trusted birth, antenatal and postnatal support specialists and Midwives who give not only their professional expertise, but practical tools and information to make sure your journey to meeting and caring for your baby is as positive as it can be.
As well as covering all of the basics we also look at topics that are not generally included in other parenting courses.
What's in the Course?
Antenatal series (Birth & Bump)
✔ Antenatal colostrum harvesting
✔ Choosing a Doula
✔ Birth place choices
✔ Pain relief options
✔ Positions in labour
✔ The three stages of labour
✔ What happens on the postnatal ward
✔ Understanding a difficult birth experience
✔ Those early days, weeks and months at home
✔ Feeding your baby; breastfeeding, bottle feeding and weaning (our breastfeeding expert taught Kate Winslet and Kate Beckinsale to breastfeed)
✔ Preparing your dog to meet your newborn (from Channel 4’s Puppy School presenter, Oli Juste)
Postnatal series (Beyond Birth)
✔ Creating and managing a routine
✔ Babywearing techniques
✔ Introducing your newborn to their sibling
✔ Baby's health and wellbeing
✔ Recognising and treating tongue-tie
✔ Spotting the signs of teething and how to soothe your baby
✔ The benefits of baby massage and baby yoga and how to practice
✔ Baby proofing your home
✔ How to get your baby to sleep and safely
✔ Postnatal fitness exercises and yoga
✔ Nutrition and wellbeing for mummy
✔ Recovering from birth and your pelvic floor
✔ Mental health for new parents
✔ Navigating relationship changes with your partner
✔ Returning to work after maternity leave