CONSULTATIONS

Finding the Right Plan for You

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me to add your own content and make changes to the font. 

Birth Prep Courses

pregnant mum group midwife

Why choose us?

Top quality teaching (in English)

Our birth and new baby care courses are taught by midwives who are either bilingual or native English speakers and are experts in antenatal and postnatal care.  This is to ensure the information you receive is up to date, factual, and that nothing is lost in translation!

Modern approach

We believe it is super important to consider all the ways you might want to give birth and parent, and teach it in a practical and non-judgmental way, so you leave feeling confident and calm about your choices.  

Make friends for life

Having friends who speak the same language and live locally with babies of a similar age is invaluable during the early days.  We only provide courses for English-speakers, and we make sure everyone’s due dates are around the same time to ensure companionship and support when it counts! 

In-Person (Central Madrid) or Online 

Our classes are dynamic, inclusive, and friendly whether you are attending virtually or in-person. In person, our usual locations are in Puerta de Toledo or Barrio Salamanca. 

Tailored class sizes

We have a maximum of 10 couples per course to ensure the class is intimate enough to feel comfortable when participating.

Continued support

During the course, our friendly and supportive experts are more than happy to answer your questions or talk you through any concerns.  We are also able to offer support for after the birth (such as sleep, lactation etc..). Please contact us for more information.

The 'BOBS' Booklet and Baby Registering Guide
Included in the course are the 'BOBS' booklet (Baby On Board Spain) and the Baby Registering Guide! Our carefully written guides to having a baby in Spain, registering the birth, and getting essential documents. Our Booklet and Guide tackle essential things to know before becoming a parent and include useful links for further reading. Mobile friendly and easy to understand, they are the perfect addition to our course and a great resource to use during the confusing newborn period.

Covid safe

We take all precautions to reduce the risk of contagion during our classes such as: reduced class sizes, spacious and ventilated venue to allow for social distancing and reduce risk of airborne infections, and disinfection of props between use. 

We offer 2 types of birth prep course, depending on your needs:

The Full Works:

This is a 4 week course, running one evening a week, to teach you and your birth partner everything from how to know you're in labour and when to go to hospital, what to expect and how to cope in the birth.  Plus how to care for yourself mentally and physically after, and how to care for and feed your new baby.  With...a fully organised social event at the end!

Birth Only:
This is a 2 week course, running one evening a week, to teach you and your birth partner specific techniques for how to manage labour and birth. You are also welcome to join our social event at the end.

When to start?
We recommend starting in your second or third trimester (by week 32 of pregnancy for single babies or week 28 for mamas expecting multiples). 

How to do the course?
Whichever course you chose, it can be done in-person in Central Madrid (Codigo Postal 28005) or online. Even if attending only online, you are very welcome to attend our in-person social event!

Our course schedule is:

Pregnant belly

Session 1:
Pregnancy & Labour

No plans availableOnce there are plans available for purchase, you’ll see them here.
baby being born caesarian

Session 2:
Birth

  • What to expect in each of the stages of labour

  • 'Straightforward' vaginal birth

  • Labour interventions (inductions)

  • Birth interventions (Ventouse + forceps delivery, caesarean section - planned + emergency)

  • Immediate assessment of the mother after birth

  • Final stages of pregnancy and what to expect in your body, mind, and from your healthcare providers

  • Preparing yourself for labour and postpartum (hypnobirthing, perineal massage, pelvic floor)

  • Early signs of labour, and coping at home 

  • When to go to hospital

  • What to expect when you arrive at hospital

  • Coping with labour: breathing and different types of pain relief 

mum mom kissing baby

Session 3*:
Postpartum Care of the Mother

  • Postpartum care

  • Going to the toilet and how to care for stitches, sore perineums

  • C section wounds

  • Your recovering body - what to expect

  • Your emotional health

  • Your relationship

* Only available if booked onto 'The Full Works' course.

baby breastfeeding

Session 4*:
Newborn Care & Feeding

  • First days of the newborn

  • Neonatal care babies

  • Going home and the early weeks with your baby/babies

  • Practical skills: Dressing, nappy changing, bathing, nail cutting 

  • Calming and soothing a crying baby

  • Safe sleeping

  • Getting started with breastfeeding

  • Establishing a good milk supply

  • Positioning and technique

  • How to manage common breastfeeding problems and when to seek help

  • Expressing milk- when, how, why

  • Bottle and formula feeding

* Only available if booked onto 'The Full Works' course.

mums mom group opening gifts

Session 5:
Social event

Whilst the antenatal and postnatal information provided on our course is essential, we also place huge importance on the social side of things.

 

We want you to leave your course feeling connected as a group, fully informed, relaxed with each other, and ready to take on this new stage of your lives together.

 

So our 5th and final session is a social event where we book a space in a central Madrid eatery so you can chat properly before babies arrive, get to know eachother better, and exchange contact information if you wish.