Antenatal classes (or parentcraft classes) can help you to prepare for your baby’s birth and give you confidence and information. They’re usually informative and fun. Danat Al Emarat Hospital offers mothers-to-be a wide range of antenatal and postnatal classes including educational childbirth preparation advice classes. You will learn about keeping healthy throughout your pregnancy, including a healthy diet, exercise and relaxation ideas for pregnancy and birth, (including all those important breathing techniques!) and also information to help you make your birth plan. You will also get advice on caring for your newborn. Part of our classes is a Yoga session to help to maintain general fitness and prepare your body for childbirth. More than just a great place to meet other parents-to-be, our antenatal classes aren’t just about breathing exercises and learning how to change a nappy – they are also a great opportunity to make lifelong friendships with other mothers going through exactly the same mom-to-be hurdles as you.
Who can attend our antenatal classes?
Parents-to-be can attend the class. Classes are given in both English and Arabic. There will be days for couples and other days for ladies only. For more information, you can check our timetable. After COVID-19 pandemic, we started offering these classes virtually through ZOOM.
What can you expect to learn?
Some topics might seem like ‘stating the obvious’ or will include information you already know, but the group setting will mean a fresh perspective, and may provide you with answers to questions or scenarios you hadn’t thought of. You will learn about keeping healthy throughout your pregnancy, including healthy diet, exercise and relaxation ideas for pregnancy and birth, (including all those important breathing techniques!) and also information to help you make your birth plan. You will also get advice on caring for your newborn. In between sessions, healthy refreshments will be served.
Our classes are scheduled monthly as per calendar above.
“MIRACLE OF KICKING IN”
- Development of your baby (Early pregnancy- 28 weeks)
- Stages of development
- Physical changes in pregnancy
- Habits in pregnancy
- Diet in pregnancy
“MIRACLE OF BIRTH”
- Stages of labor
- Birth plan
- Interventions during labor
- Birthing positions
- Father’s role
- Pain management during labor
- Tour of delivery suites
“MIRACLE OF LIFE WITH YOUR BABY”
Things that matter to your baby and why:
- Postnatal care
- Newborn care
- Newborn screening – hearing screening, PKU, congenital heart screening
- Baby massage
- Questions and answers
- “TOUR DANAT AL EMARAT’S LABOR & DELIVERY SUITES AND PATIENT ROOMS”
- “YOGA SESSION”
Doctors practicing in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery
This service is available at these clinics
Danat Al Emarat Hospital
Abu Dhabi Gate City، Abu Dhabi