Antenatal Classes

Breastfeeding Workshops

Promoting Informed Decision Making

Rachel is an Antenatal Ireland educator running private and small group Antenatal Classes servicing Meath, Louth and Dublin.

Rachel's classes focus on labour, birth and the postpartum period, including Breastfeeding. 

The classes are Evidence based and concentrate on Informed decision making.

Rachel also runs 3 hour Breastfeeding Workshops focusing on helping parents get off to the best start with Breastfeeding.

Antenatal Ireland Courses are run by Cuidiu Trained Antenatal Educators. Cuidiu's Antenatal Educator training takes 2.5 years, with ongoing continuous professional development after qualification and ongoing observations to keep their material up to date.

Antenatal Ireland Courses offer independent, interactive workshops exploring all types of birth. A full range of evidence based information is presented and the options available are explored. The focus is on informed decision making. Small Classes allow time for individual questions and focus.

Breastfeeding Workshops are a dedicated session focusing on the early days of breastfeeding, whats normal, what to expect, how to meet your breastfeeding goals. As well as a Cuidiu Antenatal Educator, I am also a Cuidiu Breastfeeding Counsellor.

Cuidiú (Cuidiú is an Irish word that means care and support for all parents- pronounced "Quid-ju") 

Are you wondering what Cuidiu is?  Check out my blog post on Cuidiu and Cuidiu Antenatal Classes.

In an Antenatal Ireland Course all types of births are covered including natural, normal, epidural, induction, other possible interventions and cesarean birth.

There is a focus on informed decision making around your options for your birth. 

We explore Coping Skills for labor including massage, relaxation, working with your environment, movement and positions for labor, your natural hormones.

Further topics include when to go to the hospital, the stages of labour and pain relief (both natural and pharmacological (drugs)).

There is an emphasis on the 4th Trimester, starting with the Golden Hour after birth (the first precious hour your newborn spends outside the womb), the early days with your newborn, including self care for the parents, breastfeeding, babywearing and practical baby care skills.

Dads and partners are included throughout the course. Together you will develop a plan for labour, birth and the postpartum period. 

Included in the course fee is a 1 year membership to Cuidiu.  Cuidiú a parent to parent volunteer organisation who runs groups including bumps and babes, antenatal classes, breastfeeding groups, toddler groups, book clubs, family seasonal events, as well as breastfeeding telephone support.

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