Preparing For Birth

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  • Preparing For Birth
    • Ante-nateal Classes
      • Last 8 weeks of pregnancy mothers can attend classes as local hospital or clinc
      • Excellent way to meet other mums and mums-to-be and get valuable information
      • Most sutitable for fathers
      • Run by Midwives
    • The Role Of The Father
      • During pregnancy, fathers can...
        • Attend all scans and appointments
        • Read up on pregnancy and child birth
        • Go to ante-natal classes
        • Provide emotional support
        • Offerpractical help
      • During labour he can..
        • Be present at birth
        • Let the Midwife know his partners wishes
        • Offer reassurance and pratical help
    • Birth Plan
      • Things to includ
        • Place of Birth
        • Who will be present
        • How to monitor labour
        • Personal Requirements
        • Relgious/Dietary requirements
        • If  oxytocin should be given to deliever placenta
        • Views on episiotomy
        • Who will cut the umbilical cord?
        • If Vitamin K is to be given to the baby
        • What happens to baby after wards
  • Provide advice on child birth and childcare
    • Ante-nateal Classes
      • Last 8 weeks of pregnancy mothers can attend classes as local hospital or clinc
      • Excellent way to meet other mums and mums-to-be and get valuable information
      • Most sutitable for fathers
      • Run by Midwives
  • Type of pain relief and birth position you prefer

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