High Quality | Expert-Led | Evidence- based
The Maternity Collective provides expectant parents with comprehensive specialist newborn care sessions in Exeter and the surrounding area, delivered by qualified clinicians practicing in the NHS.
HAVE YOU HAD A BABY BEFORE BUT WOULD LIKE SPECIALIST NEWBORN INPUT THIS TIME?
then this is the course for you!
6 HOURS OF EXPERT-LED SESSIONS
NEWBORN SLEEP EXPERT
Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant led Breastfeeding Masterclass:
Feeding - breast and bottle
In depth session on establishing breastfeeding and milk supply
Positions and Technique
Recognising babies cues
Identifying if baby getting enough milk
Managing possible issues, tips for success
Where to go for help
Co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching and specialising in gentleness, connection and responsiveness - Newborn Sleep and Bonding Masterclass
Specialist Paediatric Doctor Session
Baby first aid - managing emergencies such as seizures, choking, resuscitation (CPR) and what to do if your baby is unconscious including practice on manikins
Your babies development in first few months
Identifying and recognising if you baby is unwell
When to call GP/attend hospital
No hidden costs: price includes birth partner, all expert-led sessions and course material
face to face course on hold currently in light of covid-19 pandemic - please see online antenatal class section for comprehensive online course to undertake in the safety of your own home
Why choose us?
We want to provide you with the best quality of antenatal and postnatal care that you and your baby deserve. That's why our courses are taught by a range of specialists to ensure you are always provided with up-to date information based on real-life experience.
Collectively, we have experience in all areas of labour, birth, delivery and newborn care and we don’t mind if you want to choose a homebirth or Elective Caesarean Section or if you would prefer to breast or bottle feed your baby, we just want to help support you in making the right choices for you and your baby. All of our sessions are aimed at ensuring you have the tools to approach parenthood confidently and empowered with knowledge.
We recognise that every woman and pregnancy is different and want to support you whatever your personal situation. We want you to still feel able to access antenatal classes to prepare you for parenthood led by our team of experts.
Our course is structured to enable parents who wish to undertake specialist newborn classes, led by our Paediatrician, Lactation Consultant and Newborn Sleep and Bonding Specialist, to still do so with their birth partner.
These sessions are grouped together on a Saturday as a 1 day 'Newborn Masterclass' and will be undertaken alongside other couples attending our standard 12 hour expert-led antenatal course program. This will allow you to full access to course content and practical sessions and an opportunity to make new friends without attending the labour and birth sessions.
If you have had a previous baby but struggled with breastfeeding or difficulty establishing bonding and a sleep routine or even if you would like to ensure you are equipped with newborn emergency first aid skills, this course is available to you and your birth partner. Some couples, where one partner has had a baby from a previous relationship, or their has been a significant age gap between pregnancies, may also find this day invaluable in helping rebuild your confidence, rewrite any previous misconceptions and reassure you that you are prepared for your new arrival.
What makes us different?
The antenatal education and class market is an unregulated area, meaning that the information provided to you could be biased and factually incorrect. It is not uncommon that the person leading the class has not seen a birth or cared for women in labour or the postnatal period and may only be a specialist in one particular field of maternity care. This is where The Maternity Collective is special and what sets us apart from the majority of the other antenatal class providers. Take a look at our 'Meet the Team' page for a full description of our individual qualifications and accreditations.
Additionally, unlike other course providers we have designed our course to meet everyone's needs so even if your not planning a vaginal birth or you've had a baby before and would like more expert advice this time we have a course specifically for you!