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“This course is fantastic for first-time parents – as a couple with very little experience of babies between us, there was a lot we needed to know and we feel so much more prepared now. Each topic was well-defined and delivered clearly and informatively with plenty of opportunity for questions. Some of the topics covered were sensitive and challenging and the group leaders always dealt with this sensitively and ensured that everyone’s opinions were listened too and validated. Having sessions delivered by midwives was amazing, their knowledge and confidence really helped make me feel more confident about birth.

The course was all centred around reducing potential anxiety and increasing confidence through the provision of clear and relevant information and it’s been very effective for us. We feel calmer and more confident which has even allowed a little bit of excitement to creep in! I also credit the session which covered pregnancy complications for my swift diagnosis of obstetric chloestasis – which has symptoms I may not have otherwise thought to get checked out with the Community Midwives. We couldn’t recommend this course highly enough. Thanks Iona and the team.”

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