1. Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

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About this course

This course is for parents, grandparents and carers - for everyone in the new arrival's life who wants to access an antenatal course and build a strong, healthy relationship with the baby.

It integrates the traditional information given on an antenatal course with a new approach to starting your relationship with your baby before your baby even makes an appearance!

It explains how and why you are so important to this baby, whether you are the mother, father, partner, grandparent or birth partner.

The course has content you can trust. It was developed by Registered Midwives working with Clinical Psychologists and Health Visitors in the Solihull Approach team. This course has the same content as an antenatal group. So even though most of you can't attend a face to face antenatal group during COVID-19 you can be reassured that the same antenatal course is right here for you, if you carry on to the end of the course.

This is a course, a journey through knowledge. If you are looking for information on specific topics you might prefer NHS Choices or RSB in Scotland. Each modules takes around 20 minutes to complete. There are interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. There is also an optional voiceover. Your Christmas GIFt has arrived in Module 2!


Welcome!

A quick introduction to learning in Ourplace

3 Units

Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth

Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth. We are going to be thinking about feelings and how it feels for you and your baby. Pregnancy is an emotional time for everybody. Everybody is on a journey: mums, dads, grandmothers, and friends. It’s going to bring up different feelings for different people.

13 Units

Getting to know your baby in the womb

This session will be about: • the home activity • getting to know your baby in the womb and beginning the relationship • understanding how your baby is developing in the womb. • knowing about how your baby’s brain develops • understanding the positions of the baby in the womb now and in labour • understanding the importance of the relationship for your baby’s development

11 Units

Teacher

John Doe
John is the WordPress teacher at College Name. He has an extensive background in web design and WordPress education, having taught and help run college and high school web programs. You can often find him attending and speaking at local WordCamp meetups.