The Birth Preparation Company is a small business based in Wymondham, Norfolk, owned by an experienced practising midwife and an IBCLC lactation consultant Andrea Evans, who is passionate about gently guiding you during your journey through pregnancy, birth and early days with your new baby.
As well as bringing you modern midwife-led antenatal courses, Andrea also offers Caesarean-specific antenatal courses, antenatal breastfeeding workshops, IBCLC breastfeeding support in your own home and a free face-to-face newborn support group.
• Antenatal courses
Offering honest, realistic and unbiased information consisting of 4 weekly sessions, each around 3 hours long.
Each session includes a break, during which you will be able to enjoy a cuppa and chat to the other course participants.
This, together with being a part of a WhatsApp group, is a great opportunity to create a support network of new parents with babies due at similar times.
• Antenatal breastfeeding workshops (IBCLC)
This 3 hour in-person breastfeeding workshop for parents-to-be aims to provide realistic expectations of breastfeeding a newborn baby.
This is a hands-on session where you will have the use of a weighted newborn-sized doll for the duration of the workshop to practise holding a newborn baby, different feeding positions, correct positioning and attachment.
You will also learn how to harvest colostrum, as well as feed expressed breast milk or formula from a bottle.
• Caesarean courses
The Birth Preparation Company is the only provider of Caesarean-specific antenatal courses in Norfolk. Specifically designed for women and their partners who are having a planned Caesarean birth, my Caesarean antenatal courses allow the participants to enjoy all the benefits of attending antenatal classes which contain information specific to their circumstances.
• IBCLC Lactation consultant services
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) – this credential is the highest-regarded professional qualification in breastfeeding knowledge and support, recognised all over the world. If feeding your baby is not going the way you hoped, if your baby is not gaining weight, sustaining the latch or latching on well in the first place or you have any other feeding concerns, I can offer gentle support in the comfort of your own home. This support is available in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Please visit my website for more information.