The Life Centre & Lulubaby antenatal course

The course is taught by experts in their fields including an obstetrician, paediatrician, midwife, women’s health physiotherapist, GP and breastfeeding counselor (see the www.lulubaby.co.uk/who-we-are for biographies of the course teachers).

The course offers continued support once your baby has been born and provides the opportunity to make local friends.

The course costs £565 per couple which includes all sessions, refreshments, detailed file and handouts plus ongoing advice & support.

10% off the Lulubaby antenatal course when you purchase the Mumaste package. 

The next course dates are:

  • Wednesday 29 November – 3 January 
  • Wednesday 10 January – 7 February
  • Wednesday 14 February - 14 March
  • Wednesday 21 March - 18 April

Bookings are to be made through Lulubaby. To book please email info@lulubaby.co.uk or call 07710 380564.

"Lulubaby’s collection of antenatal experts prepare you fabulously for life with a newborn..." —Harper’s Bazaar

The content for each weekly session is as follows:

Session #1 — Looking after yourself (16.30–19.30)

Your health — Led by one of our Nutritional Therapists

  • Keeping fit, exercise
  • Hormonal and physiological changes
  • Nutritional guidance for the third trimester

Your body — Led by one of our Obstetric Physiotherapists:

  • Pelvic floor muscles
  • Common problems, e.g. back complaints
  • Perineum care
  • Optimal foetal positioning

Session #2 — Labour (18.00–21.00) Partners invited

Led by one of our Midwives:

  • Preparing you and your baby for birth
  • Signs of labour / when to go into hospital
  • Different stages of labour
  • How to cope with labour
  • Non pharmacological & pharmacological analgesia
  • Epidural and spinal
  • Transition
  • Pushing
  • Delivery of placenta / 3rd stage

Session #3 — Medical Intervention & Postnatal Care (16.30–19.30)

Medical intervention — Led by one of our Consultant Obstetricians

  • Induction, why & how
  • Instrumental delivery 
  • Caesarean section 
  • Risks associated
  • Other complications eg breech babies, pre-eclampsia
  • Apgar score & Vitamin K

Postnatal care and common problems — Led by one of our GPs 

  • Your emotional health
  • Physical issues eg lochia, healing, infection

Session #4 — Life with your newborn baby (18.00–21.00) Partners invited

Looking after your baby — Led by one of our Antenatal teachers   

  • What to expect during the first few days
  • How dads can help — practical tips & emotional guidance
  • How to look after your baby (changing nappies, handling, dressing, bathing, swaddling & soothing your newborn)
  • Meconium, urate crystals
  • Minor imperfections
  • Cord care
  • What your baby can see/do/sense
  • Sleep & crying
  • What about a routine

Session #5 – Feeding your baby (17.00-20.00)

Feeding your baby — Led by one of our Breastfeeding Consultants

  • Breastfeeding: how it works, positioning & attachment, the importance of skin to skin
  • Baby’s stools
  • Common problems and how to deal with them
  • Weight loss in first few days
  • Where to go for support
  • Bottle feeding and expressing
  • Looking after yourself
  • Postnatal nutritional advice