12 Mar The Baby Academy from Home
Given the evolving nature of Covid-19 and the uncertainty facing a large number of antenatal classes around Ireland, we have made a number of decisions to support expectant parents during this time.
To ensure the on-going availability of antenatal education, our team here at The Baby Academy have created an online antenatal class, ensuring you receive evidence-based information to make the best decisions for you and your baby.
The online class is designed to help first-time expectant parents navigate the often overwhelming amount of content around pregnancy and early parenthood.
We understand that becoming a parent for the first time can leave you wondering where to start. We provide the Mums and Dads of today with the most up-to-date and evidence-based information, whilst leaving you in control of making your own decisions. This is The Baby Academy from Home.
- You can pause, re-watch and rewind as you like and you have access to the video for 14 days.
- All you require is a standard laptop or PC and internet connection.
- We recommend that both mother and partner watch the class together.
- You will be given access to the Online Antenatal Class at 9:30am on the date you choose. You will then have 14 days access.
- If there is anything else we can help with, let us know and we’ll do all we can to help. In the meantime, wishing you all the best with your pregnancy.
- Baby bath
- Changing nappies
- Skin & nail care
- Cord care
- Dressing baby
- Safe Sleep and Temperature control
- Birth cert & child benefits
- Role of your Public Health Nurse and GP
- Heel Prick Test
- Key signs to recognising labour
- What is happening physically during the 3 stages
- What can you do to help
- Best positions for labour
- How to know when to go to hospital
- Understanding birth preferences
- Coping strategies
- Understanding pain relief options
- Tips for your hospital bag checklist
Birth and Potential Complications
- Birthing positions
- Role of birthing partner
- Instrumental birth
- Caesarean birth
- Induction of labour
- What happens immediately after the birth
- Skin to skin tips
Baby First Aid
- Baby Choking
- Baby CPR
- Baby-proof the home
- How to check baby for response
- Baby recovery position
- Clearing airway
- Unconscious baby
The 4th Trimester and baby-feeding
- Going home from hospital
- Breast changes
- How to know my baby is hungry
- Positions for breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding latching advice
- Supplementation – EBM and formula
- Supports available
- Winding tips
- Vitamin D
- Bonding tips
- Awareness around signs and symptoms of postnatal depression