Expert / 3 September, 2020 / Marie Louise The Modern Midwife
Being pregnant is one of the most exciting times that any mum-to-be will ever experience. The excitement is usually accompanied by an array of other feelings that no one quite prepares you for.
In the Pregnancy & Birth series, The Modern Midwife explains why things happen the way that they do. By the end of the course, you will understand what happens to your body and mind during pregnancy and be well and truly prepared to be the birth boss!
If you’d like to sign up to The Modern Midwife’s online antenatal classes, you can enjoy 15% off with code MYBABA15.
Antenatal education is such a key aspect of feeling in control, understanding your options and making informed decisions. Quite simply, if you don’t know your options, you don’t have any!
One of the biggest concerns that women have when it comes to having a baby is that they did not feel they were in control or had enough information. The feeling of being in control and making informed decisions is key to having a positive experience.
Many mums feel anxious at some point on their journey to motherhood. In all honesty, a certain level of anxiety is normal but something that can really help is understanding. Understanding what happens to your body and why, the hormones that help you during labour, the role of your midwife, how to make a birth plan A, B and C, what your birth partner really needs to know, normal newborn behaviour, and why no mum ever really bounces back has the power to change your entire experience and significantly reduce fear of the unknown.
After seeing how much of a difference knowledge and antetantal education makes to women and their families I decided to record an online antenatal and postnatal course that you can watch in the comfort of your own home, when you want with whoever you want to. You deserve to be empowered with knowledge, feel confident and be in control.
At the time of writing this blog I am pregnant with my first baby and recorded the whole course during my pregnancy as I too have been navigating decisions, making a birth plan, communicating my needs with my partner and preparing for a newborn! It isn’t easy at times, I know, but with the right tools, support and information you can ease your very unique transition to motherhood.
The key takeaway from the online antenatal and postnatal course is to know that you are the boss and you call the shots. Even if things do not go according to plan you are still in control of what happens next. Ask about your options, why things are being recommended to you and make sure to get the information you need to move forward.
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For more information about the courses click here and if you have any questions about the antenatal and postnatal course don’t hesitate to drop me an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Marie x
The Modern Midwife