1a. Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

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About this course

9 out of 10 parents-to-be find this course helpful. So we hope you do too! This course is for parents-to-be, grandparents, carers, relatives and friends - for everyone in the new baby's 'bubble'.

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.

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 is a course, a journey through knowledge. If you are looking for information on specific topics, you might prefer NHS or Ready Steady Baby in Scotland. Each module takes around 20 minutes to complete, including interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. There is also an optional voiceover. Keep going till the end of the course to prepare yourself for pregnancy, labour and birth and meet your baby!

1. Welcome!

A quick introduction to learning in Ourplace

3 Units

2. 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

3. 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


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