The Complete Pregnancy & Motherhood Course
A complete online course for mums and mums to be.
Includes topics such as; Pregnancy, labour & birth, hypnobirthing, pregnancy nutrition & weaning, baby first aid, infant feeding & more!
The Complete Pregnancy & Motherhood course has been developed with support from 21 professionals working in the mother and baby industry, including NHS NMC Registered Midwife Abigail Latif, Hypnobirthing Coach Anja Moncrieff, Registered Dietician Nichola Ludlam-Raine, and NHS Health Visitor Aimee Booth, who each provide valuable insight and information on their specialist areas of expertise.
You're about to discover how much more enjoyable it is when you know what you're doing. When you feel confident, comfortable and less worried about birth and being a parent, it's far easier to navigate those challenges you may face!
We're here for you throughout Pregnancy and Motherhood
Whether you need some advice on what to expect in Pregnancy, how to have a calm birth, learn the best breathing techniques and positions for birth, learn how to breastfeed and position baby (Including TWINS), how to perform CPR on your little ones, advice on baby sleep and routines, weaning, pregnancy fitness and nutrition, what to expect in the early days after having baby, how to change, bathe and feed baby, babywearing advice, to toilet training tips...we have it all covered
This is the MOST EXTENSIVE Online Pregnancy & Parenting Course you will find (Check out our course curriculum below - expand the triangle to see the full course)
Labour & Birth
Abigail is an NHS, NMC Registered Midwife and Founder of Maternal Matters
Abigail is a mother of three children and has over ten years experience working within the NHS as a Midwife. She has worked in various maternity settings (Birth suites and community midwifery). She also owns Maternal Matters where she helps women throughout Pregnancy & Early Motherhood.
You will learn the following in this module:
* Labour & Birth
* Is it Labour? Braxton Hicks, Contractions - When to call your midwife
* Birth Preferences & Your Options
* Positioning for Birth, What to do if baby is Back to Back, Breech
* Pain Relief Options
* Intervention - Induction, Stretch & Sweep, Instrumental Birth, C-Section
* What to expect straight after birth..... and more
My Midwives UK
Georgia & Sheridan are Independent Midwives based in Manchester, UK and Founders of My Midwives UK - They will be answering Common Pregnancy FAQ'S and giving you an overview of each trimester.
We are passionate about providing a flexible and woman-centred service and believe that this is promoted when strong, trusting relationships are built between the woman and her midwife and that pregnancy and birth outcomes are enhanced as a result.
We provide continuity of care througout pregnancy. We specialise in perinatal mental health and so we are aware of how challenging the early postnatal period can be, and how crucial excellent support is during this time.
Anja is Founder of Hypnobirthing with Anja.
Are you anxious about birth? Do you want to know how to have a calm birth, learn the best breathing techniques to avoid tears and assisted delivery? Anja will be guiding you on your journey to a calm birth.
You will learn the following in this module:
* What is Hypnobirthing?
* The physiology of birth - how does your body work in labour, stages of labour and how to work with your body in the birth process
* How to breathe in labour and stay relaxed and focussed during contractions. The best techniques, how they work, when to use them
* Why fear can cause more pain in labour and how to eliminate it for a calm/positive experience
* How your birth partner can play a hands-on role in the birth
* How to ask questions of your care team to make informed choices to have an empowering birth
* Anja has also created some Hypnobirthing audio's to help you relax
Nichola is a specialist Registered Dietician with 10 years of clinical experience working for the NHS. She is a regular on the BBC Breakfast Sofa. She has appeared on CBBC's Newsround, ITV Tonight, as well as several Prime Time shows on Channel 4 and 5. www.nicsnutrition.com
In the Pregnancy Nutrition module you will find:
Meal Plans for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trimesters (Managing Morning Sickness, Eating for Indigestion & Constipation, Eating for energy) foods to eat / avoid in Pregnancy, which supplements to take and their benefits to you and baby, advice on foods to avoid if vegan or vegetarian, Pregnancy Nutrition FAQ'S, and a useful nutrition checklist.
In the Breastfeeding Nutrition module you will learn:
Why it's important to look after yourself when breastfeeding (not just for baby, but your mental health too), how your diet may affect your breastmilk, supplements that will benefit breastfeeding mums, tips for breastfeeding on a vegetarian diet and more...
What to expect if you have a Premature Birth
Bliss Charity has provided various resources (video's, podcasts and printables) that parents would usually receive if their baby is in the neonatal unit. They cover everything from what to expect if your baby is premature, what happens if your baby needs to go to neonatal, your mental health and looking after yourself, what to expect on the neonatal ward and what everything means.
"As a mum of a premature baby born at 34 weeks, and twins born at 35 weeks I know how worrying it can be when your baby is taken away straight after birth. I wanted parents to be able to access this information and be prepared for what may happen if their baby was born premature. I know how much support Bliss Charity give to new parents of premature babies" 5% of your course fee will be donated to Bliss. Another 5% will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities
Make Birth Better
Make Birth Better was founded by Dr Rebecca Moore, Perinatal Psychiatrist and Dr Emma Svanberg, Clinical Psychologist. Make Birth Better is a collective of experts who bring together lived experience and extensive professional knowledge of birth trauma
Make Birth Better have provided printable resources on various aspects of birth trauma and your wellbeing:
What is birth trauma? Am I traumatised? Therapies and treatments, Birth after trauma, Trauma Informed Birth, Your couple relationship, supporting your partner before and after birth, self care and mindfulness
Baby First Aid
Mum of six, Kate Ball set up Mini First Aid in January 2014, offering quality baby & child first aid classes to parents and carers. Mini First Aid now trains over a 1000 families each week in basic and life-saving first aid. The Multi Award winning first aid sessions for Mum to Be by Mini First Aid are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style and give you the confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency.
The amazing module covers CPR, Choking, Bumps, Burns, Breaks & Bleeding and Infant illnesses, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
Baby & Bump Hideout
The Early Days After Birth
Do you know how to change baby? How to bathe a baby?
Tracey has 18 years experience as a birth and postnatal doula, hypnotherapist and Hypnobirthing practitioner. Owner of The Bump & Baby Hideout she is here to guide you through those Early Days
You will learn the following in this module:
The first few days after birth - what to expect, How to baby demonstrations - How to bathe a baby and clean the cord, How to change a nappy / diaper, how to make a bottle, how to wind baby, Birth recovery tips, Relationship changes, Hormones, mood & post natal lowness, Birth debrief focus- if birth didn’t go as you planned and you need to talk
Aimee is an NHS Public Health Nurse / Health Visitor. It is my absolute privilege to work alongside families from the antenatal period until their child starts school aged five
I go by the phrase that ‘Everyone wants to hold the baby, but who holds the mother?' My mission is to be just that, a hand to hold, who can guide you through this beautiful crazy thing called motherhood
You will learn the following in this module: What is a health visitor, how your health visitor can support you, baby brain development and milestones, preparing for a sibling, immunisations, potty training how to guide, Health Visitor top tips, tummy time ideas
Breast Feeding, Bottle Feeding & Expressing
Are you wondering how to breastfeed, or feeling anxious about it?
You may be wondering things like: How do I latch baby to my breast? How do I position baby? What happens to my milk if baby is premature? What happens if my baby has tongue tie? What happens when I go back to work?
Claire has extensive experience helping families with infant feeding and is very proud to have attained the prestigious IBCLC qualification. She is passionate about working to ensure that parents are fully informed and feel supported in their decisions around infant feeding. It can be a very emotive and sensitive subject and the right help at the right time can make all the difference.
Claire has put together an extensive Infant feeding module which includes everything you need to know about Breast and Bottle Feeding.
In this module you will learn: Benefits of breastfeeding, when to start, what to expect in the first few days, how to position baby and how position changes over time, how to know baby is getting enough milk, breastfeeding barriers - engorgement, hand expressing, supplements, tongue tie, breastfeeding and returning to work. We also cover bottle feeding options and FAQ's...and so much more We have also Included Breast and Bottle Feeding logs that can be printed to keep track of feeds
Are you expecting Twins or Multiple babies? Are you wondering how to breastfeed multiple babies?
In the Breastfeeding Twins & Multiples Module you will learn:
Preparing to breastfeed, tandem feeding positions, babies born premature, full term babies, dropping top ups, hand expressing and more..
After a lack of specific breastfeeding support for multiple birth families, Kathryn she set up a group to support mums of multiples with breastfeeding. It has now become a UK Registered Charity 'Breastfeeding Twins & Multiples'. Our focus is to support families, training peer supporters and educating health professionals and breastfeeding supporters on supporting multiple birth families.
Sarah Almond Bushell & Lucy Upton
Your Weaning Journey will be so much easier with the help of our professionals...
Sarah & Lucy have put together a beautiful weaning and allergens module as part of this course
You will learn:
How to know when your baby is ready for weaning, Baby led, spoon or mixed weaning, Baby nutrition - foods to eat, avoid and allergens, how to start weaning, responsive feeding, essential equipment, progression to stages 2 and 3, Weaning FAQ's
Sarah Almond Bushell - I’ve been working in nutrition for over 20 years and currently hold the highest position for a dietitian within the NHS as a Consultant, helping families with issues including feeding, food allergies, constipation, weight issues, diabetes and much more.
I’m passionate about getting the right nutrition messages out to mums & dads and blog for publications including Made for Mums, Gurgle, Mother & Baby and also the press such as The Guardian. I also support baby and toddler brands like Annabel Karmel and Tommee Tippee, helping them make the right decisions about food and nutrition.
Lucy Upton is a qualified Paediatric Dietitian and feeding therapist, practicing since 2010 when she graduated with her Master of Nutrition degree from the University of Nottingham. She quickly chose to specialise in Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics and has since enjoyed working with hundreds of children and their families in both specialist and clinical settings. Lucy is also a media Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and regularly contributes to peer articles for professional magazines
Learn how to settle baby and get a better nights sleep with Jemma from Blissed out Babies...
Passionate about gentle and positive parenting, Jemma helps families of babies and young children to get better sleep using strategies that protect bonding and attachment. Jemma’s supportive coaching style empowers you as the parent to understand sleep and enables you to make practical changes that you are able to adapt throughout your parenting journey.
What you will learn:
The Sleep Module of the Pre and Post Natal course will cover everything you need to know about sleep in the first 12 months. From safe sleep and creating the perfect bedroom environment, what to expect in the early weeks, sleep myths, and how to create the perfect bedtime routine through to sleep hygiene and how to lay the foundations for your little one to sleep through the night.
It really is the perfect way to start as you mean to go on and help your child to sleep well from the beginning.
Looking at babywearing options but not sure where to start?
Nikki is SlingaBaby Babywearing Consultant & Director of Dance Like a Mother CIC www.dancelikeamother.com
In this module you will learn:
* The Positive Impact for Baby & Caregiver
* Safe Babywearing practices
* Positioning for baby for Age Range
* Different types of wraps & carriers and how to fit safely & comfortably
Dance Like a Mother CIC is the most unique Mum & Baby class, where you get to have a dance to some great music, get active and have fun, whilst also spending some quality bonding time with your baby, holding them close in soft structured carriers (Ssshhh! they often fall asleep!) We are all about having fun, feeling connected (yes even online!), improving mental wellbeing and being able to get special bonding time with your baby. It's not about being able to dance or be fit, it's just about having fun and taking time out for you.
Now you can learn how to massage your baby and the benefits..
Katie is a holistic sleep coach and baby massage/baby yoga instructor. Holistic Sleep coach Qualified OCN level 5
Katie has put together a Baby Massage Module with lots of useful videos showing you how to perform massage strokes to help soothe and relax your baby. You will learn all about the benefits of baby massage and conditions it can help with.
In this module you will learn:
Massage benefits for your baby, including improving weight gain, aiding digestion, improving circulation, and relieving colic. Massage is a great way for you and your partner to bond with your baby, and to help you relax.
Want to know how to get rid of those Pregnancy Aches and pains?
Nikki has been a Chartered Physiotherapist and Certified APPI Pilates Instructor for over 15yrs. I've specialised as an ante/post natal Pilates Instructor for 10yrs and I have many other qualifications that can help take a mum from any kind of birth all the way to fitness/strength training and beyond.
What will I learn in this module?
In this module we shall be talking about how the posture changes in both pregnancy and after having a baby. We shall look at why back and pelvic pain occurs and what we can do to help this. We will learn and practise how to use the core muscles together to protect from pregnancy complications and to manage and reduce post natal such as prolapses, urinary incontinence and tummy gaps. Along with some education about the forever changing body there will be Pregnancy and Post Natal specific Pilates suitable for complete beginners through to the most competent of Pilates students!
Yoga with Jai
Jaina owns Yoga with Jai, she is an experienced Pre & Postnatal Yoga teacher and an Antenatal Educator.
"A positive birth, is knowing your body and your baby. When we feel in control from the inside, we can make better choices. I truly believe yoga helps us build resilience, strength and confidence"
In this module you will learn:
Basic yoga movements to help relieve common Pre & Post Natal aliments, such as back pain, achy shoulders, posture correction and pelvic alignment. And not to forget, understanding & practicing those important Pre & Post pelvic floor exercises!
We will learn breathing exercises to help calm and soothe the nervous system, also helping to reduce anxiety and help promote better sleep. As well as looking after your physical health, yoga can help you bond with your baby; prepare you for birth and beyond.
This module is suitable for everyone including complete beginners through to the more experience Yoga students.
Mental Health with Mind
When you're experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That's what we do. We empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them.
Mind Mental Health Charity have provided video and written content to help you with mental health struggles you may face throughout Pregnancy and Motherhood. Different kinds of mental health conditions and how to spot them, listen to other mums who have experienced postnatal depression, anxiety and postpartum psychosis, treatments available and how to seek help
Mental Health for Fathers
Mark Williams is a Keynote Speaker, Author and International campaigner. In 2004 he himself experienced depression and suffered in silence for years until he entered community mental health services. He founded International Fathers Mental Health Day and #Howareyoudad campaign to make sure all parents are having support for the whole family.
Mark has spoken on television and radio stations around the world while working with Dr Jane Hanley who have both published articles on Fathers ( Paternal) Mental Health together. Mark was awarded Inspirational Father of the year and local hero at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2012 even invited to meet The Royal Family on World Mental Health Day also awarded the Point Of light Award by the Prime Minster in 2019.
Mark has provided some invaluable materials for all the dads who also need to look after themselves. Dads matter too!
Pregnancy & Postnatal Workouts
Robyn is a pregnancy/postnatal exercise specialist and injury rehabilitation therapist. I have 3 children and co-founded The Female Fitness Academy in 2012, a women’s-only fitness studio and exercise rehabilitation clinic. My mission is provide the opportunity for all women to enjoy a healthy, active pregnancy, prepare them to tackle the challenges of childbirth and to smoothly return to an active lifestyle post-pregnancy. My goal is to always empower women to feel strong and capable, both physically and mentally.
In this module you will learn workouts suitable for pregnancy and postpartum. Low Impact workouts which will help you stay fit during pregnancy and also help you tone up after having baby
Frequently Asked Questions
You will have full access to the course for 24 months, including video tutorials, downloadable information, printable Journal & Pregnancy Planner, Checklists, and relaxation tracks. If you need longer please just email [email protected] and we'll be happy to extend it, or if you're expecting another baby we can reinstate it for Free
The Complete Pregnancy & Motherhood Course is aimed at First Time Parents. If you're a second time parent you can still benefit if you feel like you struggled with certain aspects in previous pregnancies (maybe you struggled to breastfeed, or you would like to learn how to perform first aid on your baby, would like some baby sleep advice). Whether you are a first time parent, a new mum struggling to navigate motherhood, or a 2nd time parent - we have you covered.
The Course is a mixture of Video tutorials, printable information and guides to refer to when you need them, hypnobirthing relaxation tracks, and podcasts to listen to at your leisure. You will also have access to a Closed Facebook Group for further support and to meet other course participants .
You will have access to a Private Facebook Group where you can ask our Professionals further questions if you require support.If you have an emergency situation you must contact your own Midwife. You will also be able to chat to other mums to be / new mums and discuss everything babies / motherhood. If you have any further questions please email [email protected]
If you visit www.mumtobe.com/courses you can read about all of our professionals and their backgrounds