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Antenatal class tips

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Pointers / Questions

Reasons

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Who should attend?

First time mothers and parents-to-be.

2.

Where are these classes conducted?

The classes are normally conducted by maternity hospitals, private hospitals or even through private classes conducted by healthcare professionals.

3.

Who will conduct the class?

The classes are conducted by a facilitator with medical background such as midwives, doctors, dieticians, physiotherapists and other health specialists.

4.

Are these classes expensive?

Classes held by local maternity hospital – generally not expensive. Private hospital/ classes – will vary from moderate to expensive.

5.

What’s the number of participants per class?

Normally antenatal classes are conducted in small groups to give focus and a session will last for about 2 hours. They may run for 4-6 weeks (one session per week) or as day program (example: on a weekend)

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What do they teach you in these classes?

In general antenatal classes aim to:

  1. Impart knowledge on pregnancy.
  2. Prepare you for labour.
  3. Prepare you to care for your new baby.

These lessons will be conducted both in theory and practice, to give you hands on experience. You will also meet other expecting parents and you can share information and experience with them.

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