Has anyone experienced these? Have 7 month old, and due again end of Oct. I want to join a class to meet other 2nd time mothers in SW19, but don't really need to know all about pain relief etc, as experienced it all too recently!
I wanted to do them, tew. I signed up as soon as I reached 13 weeks, and the best they could offer was the week of my due date - so I decided to decline. However, I did have a phone call last week saying that they hadn't filled my space and did I still want it - so if you fancy a course in the end of April, I know they have space. Our branch apparently has the highest birthrate in Europe, which is why it is so hard to get in, I guess!
Sue Lewis classes are great. Run out of St Mary's Church hall, SW19, she is a trained obsteriapath and psyiotherapist (sorry about spelling!) I started doing the classes when dg was only 3 weeks old. She employs girls to look after the babies in the next door room, they can give the babies a bottle if nec, a cuddle, a walk or anything they need.
Found it was a great way of having to get out of the house on time, and although the classes get more difficult, I found that chat, and people sharing their experiences invaluable.
I found the refresher NCT courses great. I didn't go to NCT classes for my first pg, so can't really compare, but that said I thought the refresher classes were much better than the NHS ones that I had attended before.
Would love to do a general meet up, I work Mon, Tues and Weds - so may have to wait till June! Can't believe I didn't know about this website the first time round, would have helped fill in those hours between 5am and the rest of the world waking up, when I was always awake!
Dh & I went to these and they were pretty good - the teacher asked us what we wanted to cover and there were just 3 couples - we spent a lot of time discussing pain management techniques and how best our partners could support us in labour. We had 2 evening sessions and were going to have a daytime session for women only but I gave birth a week early so this was cancelled!