We found there was great demand for parents having their second child (or third, fourth, fifth…!) needing further information before the birth, and a support network of other families in a similar situation for after the baby arrived. Thus, our Antenatal Refresher course was born.
The course is a shortened version of the full antenatal course, with particular focus on changes in the healthcare system and introducing siblings. We find couples who attend these courses also have a much clearer idea of what they need to get out of it so our educators run a very flexible programme ensuring that the requirements from brainstorming sessions on the first night are met throughout the course.
Previous participants have said they didn’t realise how much they had forgotten from the first time, and it was great to share different experiences from the first time that you wouldn’t be able to do in a group of new mums.