Our expert paediatricians will talk you through what to expect during and after labour, from the medical perspective, including understanding the Apgar score, labour room equipment, reasons for admission to a special care baby unit. Also understand the first day baby check and learn to recognise some common issues including weight loss, meconium, jaundiced babies and dry skin. Understand what is normal and abnormal in the first few weeks and when to seek medical attention. Preventing SIDS, first aid. Cord care.
Our NICU nurse will also cover the basics of practical newborn care including bathing and soothing your baby, bedtime and healthy sleep routines (for the whole family) and how and when to use a sling with your baby. Expect to be hands on during this session!