NEW VIRTUAL COURSE FOR 2023!!
Previously only available to Birth & Beyond Complete clients we are now offering or our virtual Baby and Me Postnatal group as a standalone course. Suitable from birth ( ideally before your 6/8 week GP appointment) the course is facilitated over four consecutive weeks and provides information and support relevant to your baby's development and your postnatal recovery.
Week 1: Further postnatal recovery and Infant Feeding
In week one we will explore further recovery (beyond the initial weeks discussed in our pregnancy courses) from pregnancy and birth including: what to expect at your eight-week postnatal check, scar massage and tummy muscle separation. We will also look at further feeding issues such as Mastitis, Thrush and DMER, and discuss reliable sources of information and support.
Week 2: Digestion
In week two we will explore the digestive issues that impact some babies such as colic, reflux, constipation and allergy. We will discuss their symptoms, what parents can do to support their baby and where to seek further support if a condition is suspected
Week 3: Baby Sleep
Did you know that most sleep advice on the internet and from well meaning friends is not based on research evidence and doesn't take account of natural variations between individual babies?! This postnatal exploration of sleep uses the latest research evidence to present practical suggestions to support improved sleep patterns for the family unit.
Week 4: Play & brain development
In the final week of the course we take a look at baby body language and use that knowledge to inform our quality time with them. We look at the importance of play and discuss some simple play suggestions to support their brain growth and development , including tummy time.
In addition to allocating time and space to ask your questions*, each session will finish with a short bespoke guided relaxation written by our in house cognitive hypnotherapist, Midwife Natalie
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: VISUALISATIONS AND HYPNOBIRTHING TECHNIQUES ARE USED DURING THE GUIDED RELAXATIONS AT THE END OF EACH SESSION. IF YOU HAVE EPILEPSY OR A MENTAL HEALTH COMPLAINT (LIKE CURRENT OR PREVIOUS PSYCHOSIS OR PERSONALITY DISORDER) THE RELAXATION MAY NOT BE SAFE FOR YOU. PLEASE CHECK WITH A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE JOINING IN THE SESSIONS.
To book this course, or to learn more, please see your Maternity Parent Portal. For those not booked with the Royal Surrey please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.