I'm in waterford and going private. I'm 10 weeks thursday. I'm wondering how and when you book ante-natal classes. Not going back to GP till end of Oct and forgot to ask her last time. Any ideas?
The earlier the better (Well in Cork anyway as here they get booked out quick) I booked mine at 14 weeks and got the class I wanted in January
I have also booked with the Irish Childbirth for extra classes in November but that costs €200 spaces - when I rang to book this I only had a choice of November of January as those places were much more limited - go onto their website and have a look at what is available
Thanks september princess, will check that out!
Oh and if I havn't said it before silíní, Congratulations on your pregnancy. Im a Deise chick too.
Best get myself booked in too - leaving it late as usual.
Yipee, two deise birds with little chicks on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm going private in the rotunda - booked ante-natal classes through the physiotherapy department...maybe check on your hospital website and see what it says there?
little mrs sunshine
I think everywhere is different. When I met with midwife at gyne's first appointment she gave me a list of all the dates.
She told me to go for first before I reach 20weeks and at the class I will be given dates and times for remainding 4.
So going next Wednesday for the first one.
I rang the last time I was at the hospital (was 14 weeks then) and the nurse said that I didn't need to start any of the classes till I was 28 weeks, so that's not till middle of December, she told me to ring when I was about 24/25 weeks and they schedule me in no problem at 28 weeks.
But my mum said that if you have any questions the midwife will be able to answer them for you, plus you'll probably get to see the delviery suite.
So i booked a refreshers course yesterday, only one class and that lasts about 2 hrs long.
I thought i had left it to late too, but she was able to facilitate me no bother
Im going attending the Coombe, i wasnt even going to do the classes as i already have a DS and thought i new how to breath etc.
Thanks ladies, typical HSE style i cant find any proper website for waterford regional!!!!!!!!!!!! But it looks like maybe i can check on my first apt w consultant! Thanks! S