Keep a midwife in your pocket with Nourish's online antenatal classes. Instant and unlimited access to videos, free podcasts and articles designed to help you achieve a positive pregnancy and birth and early parenting success. A wealth of expert information covering everything you could possibly want to know including; pregnancy exercise, tips on what to eat while pregnant, breastfeeding your newborn and of course giving birth.
Parents love that they can refer to our videos over and over again. It's just like having your own personal midwife at your beck and call!
The other reason why parents choose our online antenatal classes is because our videos and podcasts are compatible with your smartphone, tablet and TV. READ > what parents are saying about Nourish's online birthing classes, breastfeeding videos and antenatal class packages.
Traditional antenatal classes can be overwhelming – so much to remember! Our videos are thorough, yet easy to follow, with no time limits or restrictions so you can replay them as many times as you need. This makes them a wonderful supporting resource to hospital birthing and breastfeeding classes. And the key to a positive birth and breastfeeding success is being well informed.
All our contributors are pregnancy, birth and early parenting experts, including; Midwife Caroline Courtis and Simone Casey, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. They are also modern mothers with loads of personal experience to share.
Still not sure whether online antenatal classes are for you? Read more about who this learning format is suited to > >
“You’re going to give birth WHERE?” is a common response when you tell friends and family that you are planning on birthing your baby at home. As a mama who has experienced both hospital and home births, I believe it is important for all women to birth where they feel most safe, most comfortable, and most empowered. For some women that will be in hospital, for others that will be in a birth centre, and for some mamas that will be at home - all birth choices deserve to be respected.
Nappy rash is most often a result of when a baby's skin is contact with a wet or dirty nappy for too long. Though the definition of ‘too long' can vary a lot from one baby to other and the sensitivity of their skin can be a factor, whether the baby is well or unwell may also need to be taken in into consideration. Some babies will get a lot of nappy rash, while others hardly get it at all and sometimes it just occurs no matter how diligent you are at changing them regularly.
Recent advance in brain research has provided great insight into how the brain, the most immature of all organs at birth, continues to grow and develop after birth. Up until the 1990s, it was thought that development was an unfolding of a predetermined genetic map. We know now that brain development is highly dependent on a child’s environmental experiences.
“Catch up on your sleep now”… How many times have we heard these words uttered to expecting parents? Nothing prepares parents for the hours of sleep deprivation that accompanies the joy of a newborn child. And of course catching up on sleep is hardly an option for expectant parents. There is so much to do. Planning the new baby’s room, and buying the cot, pram and all the other necessary items can be a full time job. Of course having a 3.5kg baby in a mum’s stomach hardly makes for a comfortable night’s sleep! Maybe that is nature’s way of preparing her for the many night time feeds to come.