Tiger Stripes Classic Antenatal Course
The Tiger Stripes Classic Antenatal Education course is designed to prepare you and your birth partner from pregnancy, through birth and onto early parenthood.
The antenatal content is midwife devised and evidence based so you can be confident you are getting accurate, unbiased information to empower you to make the right choices for you.
The course is delivered in an informal and down to earth manner to create a relaxed and safe space for you to ask any questions you have without any fear of judgement. We also aim to provide signposting to local services and resources to help you on your transition to parenthood.
You will be with a group of local parents who are all due around the same time and we will also organise a reunion session for you after all the babies have arrived!
Outline of the course is as follows. On each week we discuss the role of the Mother and the Birth Partner, although single mothers are equally as welcome to attend.
Week one - Labour & Birth:
Understanding the physiology of Labour & Birth. Signs & Stages of Labour. Hormones of Labour & Birth
Week Two - Variations from 'The Norm'
Induction, Cesearean, instrumental Birth. Pain Relief Options
Week Three - Active Birth:
Movement & Positions for Labour. Breathing Techniques. Massage
Week Four - The Postnatal Period.
Physical Recovery for Mum and how to support her. Mental Health for Both Parents
Week Five - Practical Parenting:
Practical Parenting skills and how to manage the 4th trimester. Newborn feeding -breast & Bottle
'Tiger Stripes offers great courses that really helped me during my pregnancy as a first time mom. I took the Tigress Empowered Birth Course that includes prenatal movement, breathing exercises and hypnobirthing techniques and after every session I was always feeling more relaxed and confident about my birth and delivery journey. I also took the antenatal course with my husband and we were both very pleased with the information given and we now feel a lot more prepared to welcome our first baby. Karen really knows how to create a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Thank you so much Karen!!' - Isaura
'This antenatal course was very helpful and it helps you tremendously to build your understanding in what's coming! Karen, the facilitator, is really nice, knowledgeable and patient when she was providing us with the necessary information. I would definitely recommend the course to any couple that are expecting. Many thanks Karen!' - Anastasios