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INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNTS on our new antenatal course in John Lewis White City! Book your place here… INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNTS on our new antenatal course in John Lewis White City! Book your place here…

Chiswick

Place of Birth & Labour

with Bev and Midwife Pam

Monday 2 March, 7.00 - 9.00pm, The City Barge Chiswick

Why does your place of birth matter? What are your genuine options? Physiology & mental processes at work. When to go in, pain relief, birth preparation etc. Lots of time for questions and discussions.

Birth and Caesareans

with Obstetrician Donald Gibb and Midwife Pam

Monday 9 March, 7.00 - 9.00pm, The City Barge Chiswick

Hosted by world-class Obstetrician and midwife Pam, with 30 minutes dedicated entirely to caesarean sections. Expanding upon previous lesson. Strep B testing kits given out. Inductions, pain relief etc.

Partners at Birth and Complementary Therapies 

with Midwife Emily and Midwife Pam

Monday 16 March, 7.30-9.30pm, The Little Gym Chiswick

One entertaining hour specifically on the role of birth partners. Followed by one interactive hour on aromatherapy and reflexology. Great fun and lots to learn!

Baby feeding and Life With a Baby

with Lactation Consultant Chloe and Midwife Pam

Monday 23 March, 7.00-9.00pm, The City Barge Chiswick

A fully qualified Lactation Consultant spends 90 minutes on the mechanics and emotional pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Expressing, storing milk, etc. Thirty minutes on the early days of returning from hospital, dealing with guests, emotional and identity impact, demands on your relationship etc.

Newborn Care and signs of illness in the first 6-8 weeks

with Bev and Midwife Pam

Monday 30 March, 7.30-9.00pm, The Little Gym Chiswick

This newly added class will equip you to understand your baby and monitor for signs of unwellness. What is normal and what may be cause for concern? Safe sleeping habits, room temperature, nappy care, cord care, rashes, eye-care, cradle cap, vomiting, choking etc.

Pub lunch social

Sunday 29 March, 2.00pm, The City Barge Chiswick

Post-natal meet-up

with Midwife Pam

Date TBC after all babies have been born, The City Barge Chiswick

Chiswick due April - May 2020

£300.00
Price per couple

Babies due between 1 April - 31 May 2020

We welcome couples and people from Chiswick and all the surrounding areas including (but not limited to) Hammersmith, Acton, Gunnersbury Park, Ealing and Brentford.

5 antenatal sessions
1 social gathering
1 post-natal session 

Free copy of The Happy Birth Book

Ongoing Midwife support by phone and email

ABOUT OUR COURSE

Our classes are unique. We provide invaluable continuity of care through midwife Pam as well as introducing you to a wide-range of local experts: an Obstetrician, Lactation Consultant, Birth Recovery Specialist, Doulas and Hypnotherapist. The very best in their fields, they will give you priority access to them if you want any extra support.

From the moment you sign up, we send you a copy of The Happy Birth book. Plus, your dedicated Midwife will be on hand to answer any questions by phone and email - there is nothing they haven't heard before!

We also offer our very own comprehensive 4-hour Hypnobirthing workshop which compliments our ante-natal course perfectly. Megan, our fully-qualified Hypnobirthing Coach will train you to cope with labour by harnessing the power of the mind, perfecting breathing techniques and learning to use visualisations. It is invaluable for any type of birth, including cesarean sections. Knowing how to stay calm is also useful for life as a parent! ⁣For further details and to book onto this course, click here. 

WHO YOU'LL MEET ON THE COURSE

Bev Turner

Founder of The Happy Birth Club

About Bev

Whether it's writing for newspapers, magazines or talking to The Happy Birth Club, communication is at the heart of everything I do. Since I had my son 16 years ago (two girls followed who are now 8 & 10), I was drawn to use my love of great births alongside my love of words to help couples transition into parenthood. Whether it's through our book, our forthcoming podcast or - where it all began - our lovely little classes, I still feel privileged to be speaking to people on this daunting but amazing journey. After five years of evolution, we have now perfected our course and I'm genuinely proud of the service we offer: there are no rules, no embarrassment and no finger-wagging – but laughter is guaranteed.

Where you'll meet Bev

At our ante-natal sessions and the post-natal meet-up

Pam Wild

Midwife

About Pam

How to sum up the reserves of knowledge, generosity and experience possessed by Pam? TV Presenter Davina Mcall does a better job than I ever could in this video link - I challenge you not to cry! Having worked in the NHS and Privately for over 25 years there is nothing that Pam does not know about the very latest evidence on pregnancy and birth. Knowing all of our local units but remaining outside of their restrictions, Pam is perfectly placed to advise couples of their genuine choices. Well-loved and well-connected, it's amazing what Pam can make happen in a single phone call! Time after time she helps women get the births they want - be that a homebirth or a planned caesarean section. Post-natally, she is a phenomenon - all baby-care and breastfeeding issues can be tackled in your own home. I was immensely blessed to have Pam catch all my babies and love that her talents are now shared widely through our classes. You can call Pam directly on 07860752651 or send her an email. As our women say, “All I do is keep calm and call Pam!”

Where you'll meet Pam

At all of our ante-natal sessions and the post-natal meet-up

WHAT OUR COUPLES SAY

"Great informative classes in a relaxed environment exactly what we were looking for! Loved all the laughter from our group, who new antenatal could be so much fun! We felt comfortable asking any questions within the class as the environment was relaxed with partners included in conversations. The obstetrician led and the place of birth evenings were very informative and something I could not have found in a book."

Jenna Carter

"Really informative and done in a relaxed, fun & supportive way. Having spoken to friends who have done NCT, this is streets ahead. Being a first time Mum, all the information thrown at you can be a bit daunting but THBC covers everything you need to know and more without over whelming you and with a lot of laughs along the way. The added bonus of the amazing midwife being on hand is invaluable and was an enormous support to us when I had a few wobbles after the birth."

Lucie Young

"Amazing, holistic course covering pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding from all perspectives. Hypnobirthers, reflexologists, aromatherapists, obstetricians, nutritionists and more - honestly something for everyone to learn, from all angles! I cannot tell you how happy our birth was thanks to these classes. A fun, relaxed but informative way to prepare yourself for the most amazing experience of your lives!"

Lindsay Ratliff

ADD ON SESSIONS

Get organised before your baby arrives and book onto classes tailor-made for your due date! Secure your place now on our highly-popular post-natal sessions we pride ourselves on staying by your side even after your baby is born, at a time when you can feel lonely and isolated. As a new parent, you may be confused by conflicting advice so cut through the nonsense and stay with the team of practitioners you have come to trust. (NB - These classes are open to Non-Happy Birth Club members so book early to avoid missing out).

Any date that suits
you ante-natally

4-hour
workshop

Any date that suits 
ante or post-natally

2-hour
training

Date/time 
to suit you

1-2 hour
home visit

Suitable for babies aged between
six weeks and one year old 

5-week
course

FAQS

Do partners attend all sessions?
What's your cancellation policy?
What happens if I can't make one of the dates?
At what stage in pregnancy can I book onto the Hypnobirthing workshop?
Can I contact the midwife who teaches my course directly?

WHERE WILL YOUR SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

The City Barge

27 Strand-On-The-Green, Chiswick, London W4 3PH

Free parking in onsite car park and surrounding areas  
Chiswick overground (12 min)
Gunnersbury underground (16 min) 

The Little Gym Chiswick

University of Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Road, W4 3AN

Free parking in onsite car park
Chiswick overground station (11 min)

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