Antenatal 1 Day Course –Itinerary 

Part 1: Your pregnancy 

  1. Pregnancy care 
  2. Choosing your caregiver and type of birth – options available in Pretoria  Short break for leg stretch / snacks & refreshments / questions 


Part 2: What to expect during the birth process

1. All about birth

          a) how labour begins

          b) what happens to your body in labour

         c) basic coping mechanisms for labour/breathing exercises

         d) pain relief in labour – Epidural/injections

2.Intervention in birth

        a) induction of labour

        b) drips/enema’s/monitoring

       c) instrument births

       d) caesarian sections

                       Videos of the various birth options will accompany this Section


Part 3: What to expect after your baby is born

  1. The newborn – apgar/tests/appearance
  2.  Your body after birth - Lunch break – hot and cold beverage and something to snack on.


Part 4

  1.  Basic baby care
  2. Breastfeeding
  3. Pregnancy exercises - Short break for leg stretch / snacks & refreshments / questions


The tour of the hospital will take place after the class. This is to see where it all is going to happen.

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