The Course

''I was really looking for a professional, non judgemental, realistic and friendly approach to provide me with factual information to give me the confidence to make my own choices.  I wanted to share this experience (and hopefully develop a few friendships) with like minded people. Discovering Bump to Cradle was a huge weight off my shoulders and very refreshing!  Miriam is one of the most approachable and friendly hostesses that you will ever meet (and her home cooked treats at break are delicious)''

Amy and Ben, Bristol

 

100% OF OUR CUSTOMERS WOULD RECOMMEND US TO A FRIEND

A Typical B2C Course Outline

The classes are held every Wednesday evening

£325 per couple

Each couple receives take-home course materials.

We also organise an 8 week post-natal reunion.


Specific course schedules may vary, but will all include the content below.

Please check your course for exact schedule - see upcoming courses

   Your Health

 

      Course Leads

      Pregnancy and Postnatal Specialist Personal Trainer 

      Women's Health Physiotherapist

  

WHAT WE COVER

 

Personal Trainer: Exercising in pregnancy and the postnatal period. Pelvic floor and core. Addressing and preventing common problems such as back pain and pelvic girdle pain. Nutritional advice. 

Women's Health Physio: Care of your body in pregnancy including specific musculoskeletal problems individuals may be experiencing, perineum care, pelvic floor rehabilitation, postnatal recovery


    The Birth 

    (partners invited)

 

       Course Lead

       Midwife

       

what we cover

 

Midwife: Preparing your body for labour. When to go into hospital and what to expect. Stages of labour, what are they, coping strategies, how progress is assessed. Water births, home births.  Non-pharmacological pain relief, management of the third stage of labour. Cord clamping. Role of the partner. Immediate postnatal care, discharge home.


    Intervention and Pain Relief 

    (PARTNERS INVITED)

 

       Course Leads

       Obstetrician

       Anaesthetist

       

WHAT WE COVER

 

Obstetrician: General introduction to pregnancy and labour, Artificial rupture of membranes, fetal monitoring and fetal blood sampling. Induction of labour, instrumental deliveries (ventouse and forceps), Caesarean Section, breech babies, twins.

 

Anaesthetist: Pain relief in labour covering all aspects from simple paracetamol and TENS machine through to epidurals and spinal anaesthesia.


    Postnatal Care for You & Baby

    (partners invited)

 

        Course Leads

        Paediatrician

        GP

        

WHAT WE COVER

 

Paediatrician: Apgar score and resuscitation at birth. Reasons for admission to a special care baby unit. The first day baby check. Common issues including weight loss, meconium, jaundiced babies, dry skin. What is normal and abnormal in the first few weeks and when to seek medical attention. Preventing SIDS, first aid. Cord care.

 

GP: Physiological changes, physical problems - mastitis, wound infections, bowel health, pain management. Emotional health (baby blues, anxiety, post natal depression), managing expectations. Contact with your GP in the postnatal period including the 6 week check. Birth debriefing.


    Looking after a newborn & Feeding your baby

    (PARTNERS INVITED)

 

      Course Leads

      Night Nanny

      Infant Feeding Specialist

      

 

What we cover

 

Night Nanny: Organising your home - equipment and layout. What is possible to achieve in the first few weeks - arriving home and natural sleeping and feeding patterns. Advice for Dads on how you can be most effective. Settling a restless baby - Why babies become unsettled and how to calm them. Caring for your baby including nappies, handling, bathing, playtime and activities.

 

Infant Feeding Specialist: Non-judgmental advice on breast and bottle feeding, when and how much to feed your baby, winding. Expressing and storing milk. Feeding problems such as low milk supply, oversupply, nipple pain, mastitis, tongue tie and where to go for help.