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Parent Education video classes

Welcome to our series of Parent Education videos, enabling you to explore the content of the three face-to-face classes offered at the Trust. I hope you find them empowering and help to increase your confidence in preparing for birth.

In the comfort of your own home, you may choose to watch them all (approximately three hours in total) or just the subjects of interest to you, with your birth partner too. Should you require any additional support or wish to ask any questions you may contact me at hdft.parent.education@nhs.net.

Videos on ‘choosing and preparing for home birth’ and ‘meeting baby and the early days’ will follow shortly.

I really hope that you enjoy them and find them of use.

Rachel Robson
Parent Education Midwife

Hello and an introduction


Advice for concerns in pregnancy, including reduced fetal movements


Cervical changes and having a show


The ‘piece of string’ explored


What should I do if I feel my waters have broken?


We are designed to birth – how to keep active


The importance of a birthing environment


Piece of string to active labour – how to keep comfortable (first stage)


Building a nest


Keeping relaxed during birth


Using the birthing pool


Using Entonox and Diamorphine


Using epidural in labour


Transition and birthing your baby (second stage)


Delayed cord clamping, delivery of the placenta, and the first few hours after birth (third stage)


When nature needs a hand and induction of labour


Assisted birth


Caesarean Section


Birth preferences and role of the birth partner