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A BirthPrep Antenatal Class – What to Expect

Walking into an antenatal class for the first time can be daunting. What to expect? Think of an antenatal class and you may imagine couples in a group sitting on the floor with cushions or on birthing balls. Television programmes are full of these images. Even the NHS Choices website on antenatal classes shows an […]

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How many antenatal appointments should you have with your midwife?

Not sure if you are having the right amount of appointments with your midwife? Here is the schedule of appointments for a healthy pregnant woman recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which you can expect your midwife to follow: First baby Subsequent babies First contact with the midwife First contact […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all! I know there are many of you who regularly read our blog so this is a good time to reflect on 2011 and let you know our thoughts for 2012. Couples Courses The couples evening course in Garforth, Leeds, has really thrived with couples attending from Garforth and the […]

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Birth Plan vs Birth Preferences

If you type ‘Birth Plan’ into Google you will get more than 3 million results, and that is just from the UK. Many of these are templates for you to fill in which mostly consist of  lists of  ‘I do not wants’. Often the information is inaccurate. No wonder it is confusing.  Many people worry […]

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Using a birthing ball for pregnancy and labour

You may have found already that your midwife is recommending that you use a birthing ball during pregnancy. Maternity Units also have them available for use while you are in labour. What are the advantages of using a birthing ball? During  pregnancy.  As well as being comfortable to sit on (especially if you suffer from […]

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Antenatal Class Feedback

All of our courses of antenatal classes are evaluated by our parents and we see that as being an extremely important part of what we do. Here is some of our latest feedback from a recent class. These are real comments (we never make anything up) and will help you decide whether BirthPrep antenatal classes […]

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Antenatal Classes for Everyone

Initially we had planned to provide separate refresher antenatal classes for parents who have had a baby before. However, the feedback from our second and third-time parents who have attended our classes has been good and they have felt their needs have been met. Therefore, we are now including everyone in all our classes. We […]

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One-Day Antenatal Classes in Leeds

 The next One-Day Class will be on Saturday 5th November 2011 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Garforth, Leeds. We recently held an evening course there and it’s a really accessible venue for most of Yorkshire, being close to the M1. These One-Day classes are ideal if you haven’t the time for a course or you need […]

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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to our blog. I thought this would be a great way to keep everyone up-to-date with BirthPrep news and also share information, articles and answer questions. Cathy Mullen

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