Preparing to give birth
You can expect to find out about relaxation techniques, pain relief options and the different stages of labour to help you prepare for the big day. All of this will be invaluable when you come to writing your birth plan.If you’re still making up your mind about where you’d like to give birth, we can help you to find the best place for you as we have a wealth of local knowledge of all the services available, whether in hospital, at home or in a water pool!
For some, the most important reason to sign up to a class is to meet other expectant parents who live locally.
It can provide a reassuring social group made up of people who know what you’re experiencing. Both mums and dads to be attending our classes have created lasting friendships long after the teaching has finished.
Looking after your baby
Antenatal classes can be a good place to get that first introduction to life with a new family member. The Perrymount Antenatal classes will cover feeding, sleeping and common baby health questions.We will teach you all about different positions for breastfeeding and how to know if your baby is latched on correctly. You will also learn how to feed responsively which is essential in the early days of motherhood, so we have a practical hand expressing session included during the day. And don't worry dads will be asked to leave the room for this and any other part of the course that mums may want privacy over. We can also provide breastfeeding support at home in your early days if required (packages and single appointments available).
Keeping active during pregnancy can help you feel healthy and some exercise classes are specifically designed to help you prepare for childbirth.
Prenatal yoga and pilates are popular pregnancy classes as they can help you learn to relax and stretch in a safe way.
The Perrymount offers pregnancy yoga and pilates classes that we recommend are attended from your second trimester onwards.
It’s also worth considering swimming and aquanatal classes too when you’re pregnant, as the water reduces the weight on your joints, making it easier for you to keep active. We work closely with local providers and have the best deals and voucher codes available.
When should you sign up to our antenatal class?
The Perrymount Antenatal Classes tend to start from about 28 to 32 weeks. Even if you’re quite early in your pregnancy it’s still worth booking our classes now as they do fill up quickly.
The Perrymount also run early pregnancy information events where our practitioners, from antenatal classes to pregnancy yoga and baby swimming, come together. Please ask for our next event details.
What can I expect at The Perrymounts Antenatal Class?
Our unique class has been designed by Midwives using NICE guidelines and local hospital policies. We will ensure you are fully prepared for parenthood with a series of teachings and practical sessions. Our classes are detailed, educational, fun and friendly. You will be given free beverages during the day and a healthy lunch and snacks will be provided. You will be given an information pack to take away full of the latest information. This extensive pack will include vouchers and discount codes for our affiliated services. You will also be entitled to discounted Midwife Breastfeeding sessions and Postnatal Midwife Support Packages. The Perrymount also runs a free baby weigh in every Friday morning in their studio space which is attended by a midwife.
Is there any continued support after the class?
YES! At The Perrymount, we feel continued support for new families is essential - you will be invited to join a secret WhatsApp group just for the members of your class. This will enable you to ask questions to the Midwives, read relevant information, ask any questions and most importantly arrange coffee with your classmates. This group is optional and no information will be shared out of the group.
Did you know that The Perrymount Clinic has a fantastic reputation for looking after babies that might be excessively crying, have colic or not sleep well? We have you fully backed up once you have had your baby and we even provide lots of vouchers to help you along with our other services. Make sure you grab you clinic goodies pack.