Passport2Parenthood - Navigating the first 6 months

Have you decided how you will feed your baby?

What if you change your mind, or if you struggle, where will you get help?

Do you know where your baby will be sleeping during the day and through the night and until when?

How do you know it is safe, and what is your plan B, C or D if plan A doesn't work?

Have you decided what birth you want, and how will you cope if this doesn't happen?

Do you have support past 2 weeks and are you prepared for the what ifs?

These are just a few things to think about when planning ahead for when your baby arrives. The antenatal classes are brilliant for helping empower you for giving birth, but they don't prepare you for when your baby is here.

This is the course that will give you the answers you need before you know you need them.

Less shock, more confidence.

Don't wait until your baby arrives before realising you didn't know enough. Get ready now.

33 Modules

Introduction (12:23)

This section talks about what is covered in the course.

I will not be providing medical advice in this course - instead I will tell you what to look out for, and provide a list of experts in various fields that you can consult if you are worried.

Preparing to become a parent (15:30)

The birthing plan is just the first part of the preparation you need before becoming a parent. 

In this section, I will be giving you information on how to cope if things don't go your way, and also giving you practical tips to help you prepare for those first few weeks and months of your new life.

Safe Pregnancy Sleep by Natal Comfort (14:46)

Have you heard the saying 'left is best' when it comes to pregnancy sleep?

In this video, Karli from Natal Comfort, the designer of the multi-award winning tummy sleeper pillow, 'Anna', talks you through safe pregnancy sleep, the importance of sleep, and ways to help you sleep comfortably.

Ways to support your pregnant body (5:34)

Having a baby naturally takes it's toll on our body. We are growing another human and it is incredible.

However, this can come with some challenges when it comes to exercise and can also involve pain and discomfort. Bump to Beyond have created this section for you to help keep you moving during your pregnancy and also offer some top tips to help manage pain such as pelvic girdle pain.

Pregnancy, Maternity/Paternity & Return to Work Rights in Employment UK (39:31)

People Happy Ltd HR Consultancy has provided an in depth session to help you navigate the HR aspect of pregnancy, maternity/paternity and your return to work rights in employment. It also covers what is expected of you and of your employer and where to get support if needed. 

Normal new parent feelings (10:08)

It is normal to go on an emotional rollercoaster when becoming a parent, but it is nice to know what is normal and what to expect with regards to how you may feel once your baby arrives.

All about skin to skin and oxytocin (3:09)

This section covers why skin to skin contact with your baby is so important, and why it is so powerful to help support bonding and attachment.  

Creating Attachment & Bonding (6:37)

Creating a strong attachment to your baby is such an important part of their beginning into this world, and your journey to become a parent. I will talk to you in more detail about ways you can help create attachment in this video.

Can you really spoil a baby? (11:35)

Have you ever been told that if you respond to your baby in certain ways, you will 'spoil the baby'

There is no such thing.

As a parent you will respond to your baby's needs, but you may like to understand a little more as to why responding to your baby is so important and so natural. You will find out more in this section.

Questions about self soothing answered (5:33)

This section talks about the difference between self soothers, (thumb/finger suckers), and the babies that signal for help and how we can help them when they need it.

It also covers the topic of dummies - should we or shouldn't we?

Why is sleep important? (7:30)

What happens during baby sleep and why is it so important to a baby's development?

Watch here to find out more.

Safe Sleep Guidelines (9:20)

This section covers safe sleep. This is for both babies sleeping in a crib or cot or co-sleeping.

A lot of research has been done in this area since we were little, so what your parents tell you may not be the most up to date advice.

The First Days and Weeks of Your Baby's Life (9:04)

What is normal in the first month of a  baby's life?

What does sleep look like? How can we cope with the adjustment as parents? What can we do to support our baby while they adapt to life outside the womb? This section talks about all these things and more.

Development between 1-3 months old (9:01)

A lot can happen between 1 and 3 months old, so is nice to be prepared and understand how you can help and support your baby through these changes.

The 4 Month Development and Sleep (15:11)

I am sure you have heard about the 4-month sleep 'regression'.

In this section, I will be talking about what actually happens between 3 and 6 months in terms of a baby's sleep and offering ways to support them while they are going through these changes.

Understanding your baby's sleep cues (6:30)

How do you know if your baby is tired? How do you know if they are overtired? How do you differentiate between them both?

This section is designed to help you learn, understand and respond to your baby's sleep cues. There is no one size fits all with sleep - you need to figure out what your baby needs, which may be different to other babies that you meet.

What is Flat Head Syndrome and Torticollis (4:22)

This is a very brief overview of flat head syndrome and torticollis.

Seated Settling as a way to help your baby sleep (3:29)

In this section I will show you a method of settling a baby to sleep called seated settling. This is a method created by Rozanne Hay.

What about Winding and Reflux? (5:01)

In this section you will find some useful winding techniques and some links to Shel Banks IBCLC who can help you understand reflux, colic and allergies in more detail.

Starting Solids and Sleep (4:01)

In this section I will explain why starting solids early is not the answer to a good nights sleep.

How and When to Transition your Baby into their own room (11:34)

This video talks you through various ideas to help you transition your baby into their own room at a time that is safe and appropriate for you as parents. 

Preparing a Sibling for the Baby's Arrival (12:00)

If you already have children, you may be wondering how best to involve them in the arrival of a new sibling without them feeling pushed out. This video offers lots of different ideas how you can involve them during your pregnancy, right through to helping with the new baby once home.

Your baby’s learning journey from Conception (17:11)

Your baby's brain starts to develop from conception, and the first 1000 days of learning play a huge part in your baby's brain building. Clare Stead from Oliiki app talks you through how you can help begin building your baby's brain during pregnancy.

What is Birth Trauma (4:49)

Illy is a midwife, antenatal educator, birth debrief facilitator and mum of two and specialises in helping mums overcome birth trauma and is the founder of Mixing Up Motherhood. But what does birth trauma look like, and how can it vary from person to person? In Illy's words, "It is traumatic if it is traumatic to you". You can find out more in this video.

What is Maternal Mum Rage (Sensitive Topic) (18:04)

This is a very sensitive topic and one you may choose not to watch.

I have included this for those of you who may struggling with severe sleep deprivation, or have struggled with older siblings before. 

Maternal mum rage is a real thing and something of a taboo subject, but this makes it very hard for people to ask for help as there is so much fear of judgement.

I am here to tell you that there is no judgement from me, and there is plenty of support out there, so please ask for it.

Baby Wearing Benefits (16:12)

Antonia, founder of Meliapis, is a doula and babywearing consultant and in this video we talk and show you why baby wearing can be beneficial to you and your baby and see how easy it can be to pop your baby into a sling safely.

Your Postnatal Body, What is Normal and What Isn't (3:53)

Postnatal checks are such an important part of the postpartum journey, making sure that everything is where it should be and that you are healing correctly.

How do you know whether the check you are getting is the right check, and how do you know if any pain or discomfort you are feeling is normal?

Bump to Beyond are here to give you some more information on this part of your journey.

How to Build Your New Baby's Brain (14:42)

You may be wondering how best to play with your newborn baby and wondering what benefits each type of activity provide for their development. Clare Stead from Olikki app talks you through some activities to help you bond, connect and help build your baby's brain.

The Importance of Pediatric First Aid with Mini First Aid (4:45)

Kate Ball, Founder of Mini First Aid, shares why it is so important to get Pediatric First Aid training while you are pregnant.

Further Support and Ideas (8:31)

Having a baby is life changing. 

You will have thought about your hospital bag, having a baby, where they will sleep etc, but then there are some other questions you may not have thought of.

This could include getting to know first aid for babies, how to get your own body back, baby poo... seriously, you will have never talked about poo so much in your life. 

The list is endless. In this section, I will talk you through various additional support ideas you may not have thought about and link you to specialists and governing bodies to help you continue your journey.

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