Midwife, Louise Brennan, gives Top Tips for preparing for the arrival of your Baby

Midwife, Louise Brennan, gives Top Tips for preparing for the arrival of your Baby

 

On Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 8pm we will be chatting LIVE on our Facebook Page to Louise Brennan about all things pregnancy, antenatal, birth, postnatal and birth reflections…

Hi I’m Louise. I’m a midwife delivering a range of antenatal and postnatal services. I offer –

  • Antenatal classes for first time parents;
  • Antenatal classes for parents who already have children;
  • Postnatal support; and
  • Birth Reflections.

The aim of my antenatal classes is for the couple to understand the process of birth and to discuss the realities of having a baby while building confidence in their ability to birth their baby.

Here are my top tips on preparing for the arrival of your new baby:

Attend all your antenatal appointments. During your appointments, important checks are made on you and your baby to ensure you are both well. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Buy things gradually – babies are expensive! To help spread the cost, shop throughout your pregnancy for the essentials that you will need such as nappies and wipes. Check your local supermarket for when baby products are on deal and bulk buy then.

Buy eco-friendly if you can! We do need to look after our planet and there are changes we can all make. There are eco-friendly companies selling nappies and wipes that are environmentally friendly. Again, buy throughout your pregnancy. These are also practical gifts that your friends and family can buy for you to help out or as baby shower gifts.

Enjoy your time together – If this is your first baby, enjoy time together as a couple before baby arrives. Couples will often have one last holiday together, a babymoon! It maybe your last chance for a little while!

Prepare your other children – If this is a subsequent pregnancy, you will have another child/children to think about. A new baby can be an exciting but stressful time for siblings. Keep them involved in your pregnancy with things like feeling the baby move and talking/singing to your bump.

Book your antenatal classes! Antenatal classes are vital for preparing you for labour, birth and what happens after your baby is born. They will help you make decisions as where to you like to have your baby and options for pain relief. There are lots of different types of antenatal classes so you need to choose one that suits you both. If you want a group class, book early to avoid disappointment!

My antenatal classes are one to one sessions and are held in the comfort of your home. You can choose the time and date of your class and you can ask all the questions you wish!

For more information on my antenatal classes, please go to www.louantenatal.com

Hi I’m Louise. I’m a midwife delivering a range of antenatal and postnatal services. I offer –

  • Antenatal classes for first time parents;
  • Antenatal classes for parents who already have children;
  • Postnatal support; and
  • Birth Reflections.

The aim of my antenatal classes is for the couple to understand the process of birth and to discuss the realities of having a baby while building confidence in their ability to birth their baby.

Here are my top tips on preparing for the arrival of your new baby:

Attend all your antenatal appointments. During your appointments, important checks are made on you and your baby to ensure you are both well. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Buy things gradually – babies are expensive! To help spread the cost, shop throughout your pregnancy for the essentials that you will need such as nappies and wipes. Check your local supermarket for when baby products are on deal and bulk buy then.

Buy eco-friendly if you can! We do need to look after our planet and there are changes we can all make. There are eco-friendly companies selling nappies and wipes that are environmentally friendly. Again, buy throughout your pregnancy. These are also practical gifts that your friends and family can buy for you to help out or as baby shower gifts.

Enjoy your time together – If this is your first baby, enjoy time together as a couple before baby arrives. Couples will often have one last holiday together, a babymoon! It maybe your last chance for a little while!

Prepare your other children – If this is a subsequent pregnancy, you will have another child/children to think about. A new baby can be an exciting but stressful time for siblings. Keep them involved in your pregnancy with things like feeling the baby move and talking/singing to your bump.

Book your antenatal classes! Antenatal classes are vital for preparing you for labour, birth and what happens after your baby is born. They will help you make decisions as where to you like to have your baby and options for pain relief. There are lots of different types of antenatal classes so you need to choose one that suits you both. If you want a group class, book early to avoid disappointment!

My antenatal classes are one to one sessions and are held in the comfort of your home. You can choose the time and date of your class and you can ask all the questions you wish!

For more information on my antenatal classes, please go to www.louantenatal.com

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