Antenatal Courses

Six Week Course

Labour, Birth and Transition to Parenthood 

 

A comprehensive course covering all you need to know to prepare for labour, birth, early days with your baby and becoming parents.  Facilitated by experienced educators, including a midwife and postnatal specialist.

labour and birth physiology (what happens in labour)

coping skills

pain relief

common interventions

making informed choices

birth place choices

postnatal recovery

practical baby care skills

life with a new baby

Cost £160.00* (bump plus partner).

Spaces strictly limited so early booking is advisable!

The Woodpecker, Evesham Road, WR7 4QL

 

Email: info@becomingfamilies.co.uk to book.

We run an additional workshop to support those who are choosing to breastfeed.  Details here.

What do you get in our hybrid antenatal courses?

Our hybrid course is designed to meet the needs of the majority of expectant parents during the Covid-19 pandemic, combining our popular virtual course with the addition of some face to face contact.

We create a Facebook group for you to join up with a group of parents with a similar estimated due date.

We meet face to face at our lovely venue, The Woodpecker, Evesham Road, WR7 4QL, for our first session of the course, and meet again later in the course, too.  The rest of the course takes place virtually. Anyone who prefers not to attend the face to face sessions won't miss any content because...

...each week, we post videos in the Facebook group exploring all you need to know about labour, birth and the transition to parenthood. 

 

We encourage the group to make observations, ask questions, interact with each other below each teaching video. Throughout the week, we answer them and are generally always around for you to reach out to.

We post numerous extra evidence based resources for you to refer to as well.

Unlike traditional face to face courses, our resources are still there and easy to access when you have your bundles of joy in your arms.  A huge bonus over traditional classes!

You can "tune in" whenever you want to and once a week, when we're not meeting in person, we hold a "get together" via Zoom to discuss the content, to strengthen relationships with the other group members and generally touch base with each other.

We organise a postnatal get together when all of your babies have arrived.

What we are unable to offer you are top notch video productions!  We are a small not for profit organisation that does not have much in the way of camera resources.  Our video content is fantastic and comes with a very organic feel!  We made some of them during a time of not being able to escape our own families during the Covid-19 isolation.  Our teenage children and pets sometimes make a guest appearance.  It adds to the organic nature of what we're about!

You have ongoing support from us all, wherever you are in your pregnancy or parenthood journey.

Check out our Becoming Families reviews on Facebook to see what people think of them

and more reviews here when we were formerly known as Birth Choices Worcs 

Cost £150 per couple and includes a 2-hour postnatal get-together with your babies.

Terms and conditions:

No content may be shared or published elsewhere.

Hybrid Course Dates

February 2021 Babies

Tuesday Evenings from

15 December to 19 January

December &

January babies

Tuesday Evenings from

3 November to 8 December

COVID-19

Our traditional face to face antenatal courses are currently on hold, but we hope to resume them soon - watch this space!

Please see below for our hybrid  (face to face plus virtual) antenatal course.

The course was really informative and the videos were really useful. I definitely feel much more prepared for birth and having a newborn. My husband also found the course really useful and he feels a lot more confident about supporting me during labour. Highly recommend!!!

Weekend workshops will resume in 2021.

One Day Workshop

Preparation for Labour and Birth 

This 6-hour (weekend) workshop is designed to meet the needs of the group.  Common topics include:

 

  • labour and birth physiology (what happens in labour)

  • coping skills

  • pain relief

  • common interventions

  • making informed choices

  • birth place choices

 

Refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch!

The Woodpecker, Evesham Road, WR7 4QL

 

Cost £90.00 pregnant mum plus partner

 

 Email: info@becomingfamilies.co.uk to book.

Half Day Workshop

Transition to Parenthood/Early Days 

​This 4-hour (weekend) workshop explores a range of issues to help couples prepare for parenthood:

Typical topics include:

  • post natal recovery

  • the Fourth Trimester / understanding your baby

  • what to expect in the early days

  • parenting styles and choices

  • practical baby care skills (bathing, nappies, safe sleep)

  • postnatal emotional wellbeing

Refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch!

The Woodpecker, Evesham Road, WR7 4QL

Cost £60.00 pregnant mum plus partner

 

 Email: info@becomingfamilies.co.uk to book.

One to Ones

​These tailor made sessions are perfect if you are a shift worker, have other regular commitments or just wish to learn in a more intimate environment.  These are offered at a convenient time for you, dependent on availability.

Typical content is:

  • labour and birth physiology (what happens in labour)

  • coping skills

  • pain relief

  • common interventions

  • making informed choices

  • birth place choices

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But you can add in or leave out anything you wish!

We would advise that three sessions are required for a comprehensive birth and early parenting preparation course but we can be flexible to meet your needs and budget.

Cost £50 per 2-hour session during a weekday, £60 per 2-hour session during the evening or at the weekend. There may be an additional cost to cover travel outside of Worcester.

Email: info@becomingfamilies.co.uk to book.  Travelling time and fuel costs are applied on an individual basis.

*Our Pricing Policy

We endeavour to keep prices for clients as low as we can, while ensuring we cover the costs of providing our services in a sustainable way.  As such, prices may fluctuate periodically. Please refer to website for current prices.

Our pricing structure ensures that we are able to offer reduced rates to those on income assessed benefits.  Please speak to us in confidence if you would like to arrange flexible payment terms.

Profits made from any of our services are used to provide our postnatal emotional support group, reduced rate places and services to benefit all.

Refund Policy

Refunds can only usually be given if you cancel no later than 2 weeks before the course start date, unless we are able to fill your space. Refunds, unfortunately, cannot be issued after the course start date if you are unable to attend all or part of the course