What is the best stage in my pregnancy to attend the classes?
Ideally you should aim to start the antenatal course around week 28 of your pregnancy and aim to complete the course by week 37. However, you are welcome to start the antenatal course from 20 weeks of pregnancy
What happens if my baby is born prematurely (that is before week 37)?
A full refund will be given if you have not attended any of the classes. A partial refund will be given if you have attended some of the sessions.
What happens if I have a question or concern and I wish to speak in private with the midwife , rather than during the session?
You will have the opportunity to speak with Alison after the session. You are also welcome to email Alison at any time via email@example.com .
Is the course suitable for second or subsequent pregnancies?
Absolutely! From our experience of leading classes it is great if there is a mixture of first time parents and parents expecting a subsequent baby. The parents who have experienced labour and birth are usually happy to share top tips and what worked well for them.
The course gives a window of opportunity to focus on this pregnancy, this baby, and this birth, and to feel fully prepared for your new baby’s arrival. The friendships formed are precious too, as you journey through the pregnancy and beyond with others expecting a baby around the same time. As babies grow they also develop friendships with little ones of their own age.
What happens if I am ill or unable to attend a class?
Unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund. If your partner attends the session, they are very welcome to link you into the session live via their WhatssApp or FaceTime apps. If you are able to attend the same session on the next course before your baby arrives you are welcome to do so.
How often will courses be running?
Little Seeds Antenatal courses run throughout each year during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. These months have been chosen to optimise class sizes and to avoid the main summer holidays and Christmas.
Sessions are held on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The course consists of four consecutive Monday evenings.
What size will the groups be?
The antenatal classes will run with a minimum number of three expectant couples, up to a maximum size of 12 couples. Most of the antenatal classes run with an average of 4-8 couples.
I would like to attend but can’t afford the full course fee.
If you are genuinely in a difficult financial situation and would like to attend then help can be given to cover some of the fee. Please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential discussion.
What happens if my partner can’t attend?
You are very welcome to bring a family member, such as sister or mum, or a friend with you. Ideally it should be one of your birth partners.
Do I need to bring anything to the sessions?
You don’t need to bring anything with you, unless you need a cushion for your back. Refreshments will be served on arrival and half way through the session. Feel free to bring your own water bottle with you if you wish.
Can other children be brought to the classes?
No, we are sorry but children/toddlers/babies cannot attend. We feel that it would be distracting for couples attending and would stop people getting the full benefit of the sessions.
If you have any other questions or queries please feel free to contact Alison via email at: email@example.com. Alternatively you are welcome to call Alison on 07731 992111.