02. Guide to Positive Labour & Birth

The most comprehensive and engaging antenatal class online.

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About the Guide to a Positive Labour & Birth Course

A detailed guide to labour and birth preparation, in short easy-to-follow learning modules. All the key questions answered and all the essential information you need to go into your labour and birth feeling relaxed and capable.

About the Guide to a Positive Labour & Birth Course

What will I learn?

Childbirth education at your fingertips.

  • How to prepare for labour and birth.
  • Signs, symptoms and stages of labour.
  • Options for managing pain.
  • Common birth complications and interventions, including caesarean birth.
  • How to care for your newborn, including safe sleeping recommendations.
  • Understand the recovery process after birth - physically and emotionally, including postpartum exercise guidelines.
  • How to nurture your emotional wellbeing.
  • Tips for adjusting to parenthood, including how to stay connected with your partner.
  • Real parents sharing their experience of labour and birth.
What will I learn?

Course Content

Click on the modules below to find out what you'll learn at each stage of the course.

  • Module 1
    Preparing for Labour
    • Lesson 1
      How to Prepare for Labour
    • Lesson 2
      Support in Labour
    • Lesson 3
      How to Write a Birth Plan
    • Lesson 4
      Hospital Bag Checklist
    • Lesson 5
      Dad's Hospital Bag
  • Module 2
    Induced Labour
    • Lesson 1
      Why might my labour need to be induced?
    • Lesson 2
      How will my labour be induced?
  • Module 3
    Stages of Labour
    • Lesson 1
      When to Call the Hospital
    • Lesson 2
      Admission to Hospital
    • Lesson 3
      First Stage: Early Phase
    • Lesson 4
      First Stage: Active Phase
    • Lesson 5
      Monitoring Your Baby
    • Lesson 6
      Labour Positions
    • Lesson 7
      First Stage: Transition
    • Lesson 8
      Second Stage: Pushing & Birth
    • Lesson 9
      Third Stage
    • Lesson 10
      Immunisations & Newborn Tests
  • Module 4
    Managing Pain
    • Lesson 1
      Labour Pains
    • Lesson 2
      Pain Relief Options
    • Lesson 3
      Non-Medical Pain Relief
  • Module 5
    Assisted Birth
    • Lesson 1
      Birth Complications & Interventions
  • Module 6
    Caesarean Birth
    • Lesson 1
      What is a Caesarean?
    • Lesson 2
      Risks & Complications
    • Lesson 3
      How to Prepare for an Elective Caesarean
    • Lesson 4
      Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
  • Module 7
    Caring for Your Newborn
    • Lesson 1
      Newborn babies
    • Lesson 2
      Newborn hearing test
    • Lesson 3
      Jaundice
    • Lesson 4
      Newborn Feeding Cues
    • Lesson 5
      Normal Newborn Nappies
    • Lesson 6
      Safe Sleeping Recommendations
    • Lesson 7
      Do I need to swaddle or wrap my Baby?
    • Lesson 8
      How to safely wrap your baby
  • Module 8
    Recovery after Birth
    • Lesson 1
      When will I be me again?
    • Lesson 2
      Recovery after a Caesarean Section
    • Lesson 3
      Postpartum Diet Tips
  • Module 9
    Emotional Health
    • Lesson 1
      How to Nurture Your Emotional Wellbeing
    • Lesson 2
      Baby Blues and Managing Your Expectations of Motherhood
  • Module 10
    Adjusting to Parenthood
    • Lesson 1
      How to Stay Connected with Your Partner
    • Lesson 2
      New Baby, New Mother: How to Navigate Early Parenthood
    • Lesson 3
      Managing Relationships
    • Lesson 4
      Good Enough Parenting
    • Lesson 5
      How to Set up a Support Network
  • Module 11
    Pelvic Floor Recovery
    • Lesson 1
      Recovering from Pregnancy & Birth
    • Lesson 2
      Pelvic Floor Recovery
    • Lesson 3
      Core Strength & Posture
  • Module 12
    Postpartum Exercise
    • Lesson 1
      Exercise Guidelines
    • Lesson 2
      Abdominal Separation Self Check
    • Lesson 3
      Pelvic Floor Exercises
    • Lesson 4
      Cardiovascular Exercises
    • Lesson 5
      Strength Exercises
    • Lesson 6
      Flexibility Exercises
  • Module 13
    Bonus Resources
  • Module 14
    Parent Stories: Labour & Birth
02. Guide to Positive Labour & Birth