Antenatal classes are provided by many and the variety makes it very difficult for pregnant women to choose. It is important to shop around. Here is a list of questions you should be asking:
1. What qualifications has the educator got?
A. ideally look for a trained childbirth educator, who has had experience with pregnancy, labour and birth
2. What is the philosophy of classes being offered?
A. philosophy should be teaching ABOUT birth, and not HOW to birth! There is a vast difference. Women know how to birth, but they do need information ABOUT birth
3. Does the educator attend births, either in the role of a doula, midwife?
4. Do the classes give advice about the ‘hospital system’?
A. this is very important, to understand what the policies, procedures are and how to negotiate
5. What is the focus of the antenatal classes?
A. Look for classes that focus on giving invaluable knowledge, confidence and empowerment.
All enquiries welcome for our Inside Birth antenatal classes, which focus on deep hypnosis, connecting with your baby on the inside and outside, and skills to enjoy your labour and birth. Contact Susan Ross directly on: 0419606171, if you want to empower your way to the beautiful connection in this photo.