Genesis Antenatal Classes

The team of Genesis staff midwives run Antenatal Classes each month,which are aimed at couples who are having a midwife-led birth at Genesis Maternity Clinic. 

The Antenatal Classes are comprised of 4 classes per course and covers the topics of labour and birth and what to expect after the birth as well as practical breastfeeding advice. The classes are relaxed, interactive and relevant to the fantastic care you will receive at Genesis Maternity Clinic. You must be in Week 30-32 of pregnancy to start the first antenatal class. 

Antenatal care is an essential part of pregnancy and should start as soon as you find out you’re expecting. Having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Attending antenatal classes will give you and your partner an opportunity to ask questions you don’t always remember at your regular pregnancy check-ups, and you’ll meet other expecting parents and make new friends. 

Antenatal classes can also give partners an opportunity to understand the whole process of pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Many people find their confidence levels are increased after attending a course,which in itself makes both birth and parenting an easier prospect.

 

The Classes outline is as follows:

Week 1: Natural birth and pain relief

Week 2: Caesarean section and parenting

Week 3: Breastfeeding

Week 4: Baby Care

 

Dates:

The Antenatal course consist of a schedule of 4 classes per cycle.
  • Our 2017 dates are now full, please note we will be putting our 2018 dates up by the end of the year.

 

Times:

  • Wednesdays: 19h00 to 21h00

 

How to book:

You must be booked with a midwife at Genesis Maternity Clinic to be eligible to attend the Antenatal Classes.  Maximum of 12 couples per cycle. You must be in Week 30-32 of pregnancy to start the first class!

 

Visitors must book via email only, with your name and surname, contact details and how many people will be attending. Space is limited and booking is essential.

 genesisenquiries@lifehealthcare.co.za