Group Courses

Antenatal Ireland Group Courses are fun and informative. We pride ourselves in supporting you to make informed decisions for birth and parenting. We take a maximum of eight couples in our courses. This ensures that you get the time and attention to have all your questions answered. All our educators facilitate through the principals of adult education.  Classes are interactive and participate with lots of time for questions and for practicing skills needed for labour and early parenthood.  Every course is tailored to the individual needs of the group.

 

Some of the topics covered include:

 

  • Informed decision making
  • Positions for Labour & Birth
  • Stages of labour
  • Role of hormones and how to get them flowing
  • Comfort measures
  • Role of the partner
  • Pain relief (natural & pharmacological)
  • Induction, Assisted Birth, Caesarean Birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Early parenting

 

Courses come in various formats to suit your needs.

Weekend Courses

These are two half days and fully interactive. They allow you some time to process the information from Day One before taking in more on Day Two.

 

Two Days Over Two Weeks

These are also two half days and fully interactive but take place on two consecutive Saturday or Sundays. They allow you even more time to process the information from Day One before taking in more on Day Two.

 

One Full Day

These allow you to complete the course in one fun and informative day.

 

Group and Private Courses include membership to your local Cuidiú branch worth €25.