Antenatal Classes Louise February 6, 2020

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Antenatal Classes Galway

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Woman leaning over an exercise ball at an Antenatal Class

Independent, evidence-based antenatal classes in Galway that help you build your confidence in birth and early parenting and provide information on all your options to enable you to make your own informed choices. These antenatal classes take place in Galway city, and one-to-one classes in the comfort of your home (online or in person) are available.

I’m a fully trained and licensed Cuidiú Antenatal Ireland Childbirth Educator, accredited by Fedant (Federation of Antenatal Educators).

Preparation classes can make a world of difference to your birth and new parenthood experiences.

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families prepare for birth and early parenting

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additional families prepare for breastfeeding

Ideal From 24 to 36 Weeks of Pregnancy

Birth & Early Parenting Preparation

Running over two half-days or one full day, these small group courses offer expecting parents time to ask questions and discuss concerns, to practice skills and to get to know the other parents. They include:

  • Realistic information about what happens during labour and birth
  • Your full range of choices and options
  • Comfort measures and pain management techniques
  • Medical pain relief options (benefits, risks, alternatives)
  • Possible complications and common interventions and ways to avoid them
  • Informed decision making skills
  • Partner support skills and knowledge, for birth and beyond
  • Nurturing your newborn and yourself in the early days and weeks, including infant behaviour, breastfeeding and the transition to parenthood
  • Information on local services and supports in the community
  • Membership to Cuidiú parent support network included.
Room set up for an antenatal class - chairs around in a circle with blankets on them, exericse ball, white boards

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Only €50 is due at booking. The balance is paid 2 weeks before the course.

If you are facing hardship or on low or no income, please contact me for reduced rate services.

Ideal From 24 to 36 Weeks of Pregnancy

Birth & Early Parenting Preparation

Room set up for an antenatal class - chairs around in a circle with blankets on them, exericse ball, white boards

Running over two half-days or one full day, these small group courses offer expecting parents time to ask questions and discuss concerns, to practice skills and to get to know the other parents. Ideal for 24–36 weeks of pregnancy. They include:

  • Realistic information about what happens during labour and birth
  • Your full range of choices and options
  • Comfort measures and pain management techniques
  • Medical pain relief options (benefits, risks, alternatives)
  • Possible complications and common interventions and ways to avoid them
  • Informed decision making skills
  • Partner support skills and knowledge, for birth and beyond
  • Nurturing your newborn and yourself in the early days and weeks, including infant behaviour, breastfeeding and the transition to parenthood
  • Information on local services and supports in the community
  • Membership to Cuidiú parent support network included.

Only €50 is due at booking. The balance is paid 2 weeks before the course. If you are facing hardship or on low or no income, please contact me for reduced rate services.

From 14 Weeks of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Relax Stretch Breathe Classes

Pregnancy Relax Stretch Breathe Classes combine a gentle yoga-based class with information about pregnancy and birth.The groups are a mix of first-time expectant mothers and those who’ve previously given birth so there’s lots of sharing of wisdom and tips within the group.

These classes can help during pregnancy by:

  • improving posture
  • improving confidence about labour and birth
  • helping with breathing for labour and birth
  • promoting informed decision making
  • relaxing the mind and aiding sleep
  • helping with some pregnancy ailments
  • increasing flexibility
  • increasing familiarity with positions to aid birth

Pregnancy Relax Stretch Breathe is for complete beginners as well as those who have some yoga experience. If you have a specific ailment you should check the suitability of this class with your care provider. You can join the class from 14 weeks in pregnancy right up to birth.

If you are facing hardship or on low or no income, please contact me for reduced rate services.

These classes take place on the 11th, 18th & 25th of July from 18:00 – 19:30 @ SoulMoves. 

From 14 Weeks of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Relax Stretch Breathe Classes

Pregnancy Relax Stretch Breathe Classes combine a gentle yoga-based class with information about pregnancy and birth.The groups are a mix of first-time expectant mothers and those who’ve previously given birth so there’s lots of sharing of wisdom and tips within the group.

These classes can help during pregnancy by:

  • improving posture
  • improving confidence about labour and birth
  • helping with breathing for labour and birth
  • promoting informed decision making
  • relaxing the mind and aiding sleep
  • helping with some pregnancy ailments
  • increasing flexibility
  • increasing familiarity with positions to aid birth

Book Now

Pregnancy Relax Stretch Breathe is for complete beginners as well as those who have some yoga experience. If you have a specific ailment you should check the suitability of this class with your care provider. You can join the class from 14 weeks in pregnancy right up to birth.

If you are facing hardship or on low or no income, please contact me for reduced rate services.

These classes take place on the 11th, 18th & 25th of July from 18:00 – 19:30 @ SoulMoves. 

more antenatal classes

1:1 options

Couple at an antenatal class sitting opposite each other with their hands out in front of them. Their hands are touching
Saturday Afternoons in Galway City

Tailor-made Antenatal Classes to Suit Your Needs

You chose the dates, times and topics. This 1:1 option over two sessions (2hrs 15mins each) is ideal for first-time parents (ideally a week apart), while a single sessions works well as a refresher for subsequent-time parents.

Note on venue: to access the space it’s necessary to walk up two flights of stairs. Alternatively, the classes can be held in your own home or online.

 

Pregnant woman in a house looking down happily at her bump. Man holding a dog in the background smiling at her
In Your Own Home (up to 30km Radius of Galway)

Tailor-made Antenatal Classes to Suit Your Needs

You choose the dates, times and topics, and I come to you. This 1:1 option over 2 sessions (2hrs 15min each) is ideal for first-time parents (ideally a week apart), while a single session works well as a refresher for subsequent-time parents.

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From the Comfort of Your Own Home

Tailor-made Antenatal Classes to Suit Your Needs

You choose the dates, times and topics. This 1:1 option takes place on Zoom in the comfort of your own space. Two sessions (2hrs 15min each) are ideal for first-time parents (ideally a week apart), while a single session works well as a refresher for subsequent-time parents. Ideal for busy people and those who don’t live close to Galway.

book now

1:1 Antenatal classes

Only €50 is due at booking. The balance is paid 2 weeks before the course. If you are facing hardship or on low or no income, please contact me for reduced rate services.

If you still can't find something suitable, don't hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you.

Other Workshops

Breastfeeding Preparation Workshops

Breastfeeding basics are covered in all my Antenatal Ireland 1-day and 2-day courses, but these workshops offer more in-depth information and support.

Woman smiling while breastfeeding her baby
  • They are fun and interactive.
  • Both you and your partner/support person will leave feeling confident, and with lots of new information to support a positive breastfeeding journey.
  • The workshops cover the basics of how breastfeeding works, latch and positioning, common pitfalls and solutions.
  • They work well as a stand-alone workshop or as a bonus class after a full antenatal class.
  • Based in Galway

Upcoming dates: June 24th BOOK HERE. The workshop, subsidised by Cuidiú Galway, will take place on Zoom from 18:30 – 21:30. Click on the dates for links to book.

Other Workshops

Breastfeeding Preparation Workshops

Woman smiling while breastfeeding her baby

Breastfeeding basics are covered in all my Antenatal Ireland 1-day and 2-day courses, but these workshops offer more in-depth information and support.

  • They are fun and interactive.
  • Both you and your partner/support person will leave feeling confident, and with lots of new information to support a positive breastfeeding journey.
  • The workshops cover the basics of how breastfeeding works, latch and positioning, common pitfalls and solutions.
  • They work well as a stand-alone workshop or as a bonus class after a full antenatal class.
  • Based in Galway
Upcoming dates: April 29th and June 24th. The workshop, subsidised by Cuidiú Galway, will take place on Zoom from 18:30 – 21:30. Click on the dates for links to book.
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