In traditional antenatal education, there’s a lot of talk of ‘normal’ and the ‘perfect’ birth and very little focus on what comes next. Birth is one day. Parenthood is for life.
So, at The Nest Club we share the real scoop on the whole natal period…covering pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Our course has been designed by our expert panel, leaders in their specialist area, to ensure balance (nature vs medicine), lack of bias and relevance for life today.
We want you to know your options, understand your rights and the real ‘need to knows’, to make your journey the most joyful it can be.
Our courses run in your local area on a weekday evening. Each session runs for two hours, across five jam-packed, interactive sessions (the 6th one is a social and over to you guys). Our venues are super comfortable, super social and very close to local transport. The cost of the course is £275 includes a partner should you wish to bring one. Oh and we support single parents, so if you’re on this journey solo, please drop us a line.
Preparing for b-day
OK..it’s happening. The onset of labour. How will I know? Who to speak to, what to do, where and when to go. Types of birth. The birth plan. Pain relief options. Introduction to Hypnobirthing.
Birthrights and decision making. A handy guide to being a birth partner. The kit list. Welcome to Parentville. Newborns, screening and what to expect in the first few days and weeks.
Self care and baby care
Nappy SOS. Baby bathing and skincare. Sleep and how to get more of it, safe sleep, soothing, routines and rituals. Feeding – latch and holds, supply and expressing. Self care rituals.
Paediatric first aid
For your peace of mind. CPR, choking, seizures etc, Vomit and Diarrhoea, Fever, Meningitis and Sepsis, Reflux, Jaundice, Colds and coughs. Blocked tear ducts, Nappy rash etc.
The postnatal plan
All things ‘After Birth’. Lets make a postnatal plan – finding the support you need. Postpartum recovery – physical and mental health. Contraception , fertility, relationships and sex.
Meet the babies
The best bit. Meeting up somewhere cosy and local for pizza, something fizzy to celebrate the exciting and wonderfully crazy journey ahead.
The Nest Club can be found in one of your favourite local hangouts. We do our homework and choose our venues for their great vibe, strong coffee and comfy chairs. Every ‘Nest’ feels a bit like home and we make sure that our venues are well located for local transport.
Find your local Nest Club, then choose your date and book your place.
Bull and Gate
389 Kentish Town Rd.
24 Ray St.
Cupcake Family Club
11 Heathman's Rd.
125-127 Mare St.
191 Wood Ln.
1 Long Ln.
We searched high and low for the most experienced and passionate people in the birth world to run our courses. A collective of midwives, doulas and antenatal teachers, they’ve collectively have been present at 1000’s of births. Above all, they know their stuff, they’re open minded, compassionate and are just plain lovely.
What you tell us.