Prepare for your upcoming birth and early days with baby in the comfort of your own home, with Nourish's online antenatal classes.
Perhaps your hospital's antenatal classes are booked out, or just impossible to get to because you live rurally or work irregular hours. For some, the thought of group class is simply too overwhelming and for others, all you want is an effortless alternative to dragging your partner along to birthing classes under duress.
Whatever the reason, our comprehensive antenatal class videos and free podcasts are a convenient and practical solution. Fresh, up-to-date 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 labour and birth preparation.
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 also 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.
The other reason why mamas and papas-to-be choose Nourish's online antenatal classes is because our videos and podcasts are compatible with your smartphone, tablet and TV. No other online antenatal class provider currently offers such an adaptable learning format.
Whether you feel like a glowing mother-to-be, or a swollen, uncomfortable, ‘when will this pregnancy be over’ mumma-to-be, your baby shower is a special event that you will no doubt look back fondly on in years to come. It can be hard to settle on an outfit that proudly flaunts your growing bump, flatters your new curves and above all else, is comfortable.
Maternal placentophagy (consumption of the placenta by a mother after birth) is common among most terrestrial maternal mammals yet until more recently, human placentophagy has been a rare occurrence in modern Western society. When I had my first child a little over five years ago, I was completely unaware that you could eat your placenta and even three years ago when I had my second; the practice still wasn’t something that was particularly popular.
Unlike other mammals we do not have a precise gestation period. Normal labour can begin anywhere between 37 and 42 weeks gestation. How labour starts is not really fully understood. It is believed that it is determined by a complex interaction of both mother and baby’s hormones.
During labour, the muscles of the uterus contract and shorten, thereby opening and pulling up your cervix into the lower part of the uterus. This action pushes the baby further down in to your pelvis. At the same time baby’s head is pushing on your cervix and together these complex actions work to facilitate dilatation (the widening of the cervix) and the birth of your baby.