Antenatal Course

Becoming a parent is life-changing! It’s like something inside you begins to breathe for the first time. It’s wonderful and challenging, it’s messy and hugely rewarding. It is, without doubt, one of the most rewarding adventures you will ever embark on.

But first comes birth.

There’s so much information out there, different voices saying so many different things. Other moms’ horror stories, old wives tales and goodness knows what else. Wading through it all can be quite overwhelming.

We know when it comes to your birth you just want to make the best choices for your family. We also know not everyone is the same, that there is no “one size fits all”.

Our team consists of a professional Midwife & Childbirth Educator, a Birth Doula, a Clinical Psychologist, and a Pastor, all parents themselves. Our course, running since 2013, is everything you’d get at a hospital based course, plus relevant biblical stuff and so, so much more. 2020 sees us jumping from 3 courses a year to 4, in an attempt to keep our waiting lists a little smaller.

We keep up-to-date using the latest evidenced based research, continued education, and feedback from our brand new parents. Which, all working together, keeps us relevant and focused on getting you what you need most. With years of experience in both the private and public sectors, we really do love what we do and count it a privilege to journey with each of our couples.

Our aim is to prepare you for your new arrival, enabling you to make the choices that will be best for you and your family. At the same time, creating opportunity for you to build relationships that will help you through this exciting new chapter.

Course Content

Our sessions cover the Third Trimester of Pregnancy, Birth Plans, Natural Labour & Birth, Caesarean Birth, and both Natural and Pharmalogical Pain Control methods.

Breastfeeding, Baby basics, Vaccinations, Budgeting, Post-Natal Depression, Marriage & Sex, and Childbirth in the Bible. We do some myth busting, Practical Demos, and give you additional content on subjects we don’t have time to cover in our sessions.

The Saturday morning includes a valuable refresher session for Grandparents-To-Be.

Group Size

We can take a maximum of 10 couples per course. This ensures the teaching remains focused and we have plenty of time for questions!

Fees & Registration

R800 per couple*.

Fees includes a comprehensive antenatal manual, teaching on five Monday evenings and one Saturday morning, and pregnancy-friendly refreshments provided during the tea breaks.

Pre-registration for the course is essential.

Fees must be paid prior to the course via an online payment link, emailed to you once pre-registration has closed. Some medical aids may reimburse you for the course. Please consult with your medical aid provider for more information.

Our Next Course

Mondays 10th Feb – 9th March 19h00 – 21h30, PLUS Saturday 7th March 09h00 – 13h00

Venue

Joshua Generation Church, 10 Menlo Crescent, Edgemead
Please note: the Saturday class will take place at Joshua Generation Church in Sunningdale

Punctuality

Registration on the first evening will begin at 18:40 to give you your materials and orientate you to the venue. There is a lot to get through each week, so we will start promptly at 19h00.

Refreshments

There will be pregnancy-friendly snacks and drinks provided during the tea breaks.

If you are interested in attending, please email moms@joshgen.org.za for further information and/or register by clicking the button below.

* All dates, times and prices are subject to change.