Prenatal (Antenatal) Classes

prenatal/antenatal training in dubai

Do you want to have a helping hand to navigate yourself through pregnancy from the 3rd trimester to birth and the first time after delivery? Our prenatal or antenatal class and training is a great educational session made by midwife malin which will make you physically and mentally fit for your pregnancy journey.

The prenatal training course is split into four sessions:

  • Session 1 : 3rd trimester
  • Session 2 : Labour & Delivery
  • Session 3 : Breastfeeding / Bottle feeding
  • Session 4 : Newborn babies and Coming home from hospital

Welcome your newborn with confidence.

Detailed breakdown of the prenatal/antenatal class training is as follows

(You will have plenty of coffee breaks and bananas with some movie time):

There are two options you can choose from:

  1. Full class – 4 sessions 2 hours each
  2. Split sessions 2 hours each

Session 1 : the 3rd trimester to birth and the first time after delivery

  • 3rd trimester
  • Self hygiene
  • Diet
  • Exercise, kegel exercises
  • Medications
  • Signs and symptoms of: Anemia, high Blood pressure, pre-clampsia, premature contractions, infection, placenta associated bleeding, palpitations, vena cava pressure, symphysis, bleeding / discharge after delivery, contractions, blues, and hormone changes
  • Brainstorming / discussion
  • Relaxing and Breathing exercises together (with equipment)

Session 2: Labour & Delivery

  • Questions from last session
  • Signs and symptoms of labour
  • The 3 labour stages
  • When to call the hospital / doctor?
  • What happens when arriving at the hospital?
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • How to cope during labour
  • Pain relief methods
  • Delivery methods
  • First hours after birth

Session 3 : Breastfeeding/ Bottlefeeding

  • Questions from last session
  • Colostrum
  • First 24 hrs
  • Day 3-4
  • Engorgement
  • Hand-expressing
  • Position/ technique
  • Latching
  • Feeding pattern/frequency/Timings/Duration
  • Skin to Skin
  • Common problems
  • Equipment
  • Cup feeding
  • Formula
  • Bottle feeding
  • Practical demonstration with equipment ( doll and demo-breast)
  • Movie: Skin to skin/ babies position and latching etc
  • Relaxing and Breathing exercises

Session 4: Newborn babies and Coming home from hospital

  • First 24 hrs after birth
  • Skin to skin
  • Tests and procedures
  • Observation of newborn baby
  • Baby table
  • NICU
  • Common complications direct to birth
  • Examinations
  • Feeding
  • Jaundice
  • Weight
  • Vaccinations
  • Rashes and Dry skin
  • Umbilical cord
  • Bringing your baby home
  • Equipment
  • Managing a newborn
  • CPR
  • SIDS
  • How to activate the emergency system in UAE
  • Practical demonstrations, baby table, sleeping positions etc

You can continue with our Postnatal care services if there are any complications or if you need a night nurse.

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