Confident Parenting Course

Confident Parenting Course – Price £65 

This course is offered during your pregnancy so that you can start to prepare for caring for yourselves and your baby.  Parents sometimes find parenting overwhelming, and it can be, if you are not prepared.  Yes, you probably already have in mind which cot, moses basket and clothes you would like to buy for your baby, and after the birth you will be given lots of support and advice from midwives however, you may not remember it all.  Also conflicting advice from family and friends can be confusing. 

Our course is evidence based and up-to date. You can attend this course at any time to suit you both during your pregnancy, it will be so helpful to plan your care and recovery so give yourself time before your estimated due date.  You will receive a book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters by Sophie Messager which we will use during session one, it is included in the price.

Venue The Park Centre, Kingswood

Parent Care & Wellbeing – Session One

We will discuss as a group the four pillars: Rest, Food, Social support and Bodywork and write your own Postnatal Plan

  • Wound care includes perineal pain, tears and c-section scar
  • Immediate care after birth
  • Mother wellbeing: lochia loss, baby blues, postnatal depression
  • Parental bonding/attachment/ sleep deprivation
  • Sleep issues
  • Birth recovery
  • Breast pumps, sterilising
  • Exercise: when do start exercising, diastasis recti, pelvic floor, Postnatal Yoga
  • Postnatal support services

Baby Care and Wellbeing – Session Two

  • Immediate care after birth includes Apgar explanation, and NIPE check
  • Safe sleeping: co-sleeping, SIDs, caring for your baby at night
  • Crying, soothing
  • Nappies
  • Baby Massage the benefits
  • Crying and soothing
  • Baby health and wellbeing:  bathing, skin care, massage, tummy time
  • Babywearing: Sling library and the benefits
  • Lactation Consultant what do they offer
  • Outsourcing support e.g. Doula, Private Midwife, Cleaner, Nanny, Childcare provider

An ebook will be emailed to you after each session, with all information covered and some YouTube videos from different services local to Bristol

Courses:

Course dates:

June 2022 Tuesday 21st and 28th June 7pm until 9.30pm – at The Park Centre, Kingswood
July 2022 Thursday 7th and 14th 7pm until 9.30pm – at The Park Centre, Kingswood
August 2022 Tuesday 23rd and 30th  7pm until 9.30pm – at The Park Centre, Kingswood
September 2022 Thursday 22nd and 29th 7pm until 9.30pm – at The Park Centre, Kingswood

 

More dates to follow, please register your interest for future dates.    

Contact Wendy on 07940 885436 or email me on proctorw2002@yahoo.co.uk