The Antenatal Classes are comprised of 4 classes per course and cover 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. 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.
Classes roll over into the next session, therefore you do not need to only start with the first class, as long as you attend all 4 sessions.
The course outline is as follows:Week 1: Natural birth and pain relief Week 2: Caesarean section and parenting Week 3: Breastfeeding Week 4: Baby Care
R1200 per couple for all 4 classes. Clients need to pay cash when starting and claim from their medical aid. Medical aids will reimburse according to the plan you are on.
Dates and times:
The Antenatal Course consists of a schedule of 4 classes per cycle, which runs on certain Wednesday evenings from 19:00 to 21:00 at Genesis Maternity Clinic.
- October / November 2018: 24, 31, November 7 & 14
- October/December: 28 November, 5, 12 & 19 December
Dates for 2019:
- January 16, 23, 30 and February 6
- February 20, 27 and March 6, 13
- March 27 and April 3, 10, 17
- May 8, 15, 22, 29
- June 12, 19, 26 and July 3
- July 17, 24, 31 and August 7
- August 21, 28 and September 4, 11
- September 25 and Oct 2, 9, 16
- October 30 and November 6, 13, 20