Tamba’s Multiple Pregnancy Ante-natal Courses.
The aim of the course is to enable couples to explore their choices in terms of delivery and subsequent care of their babies using evidence-based information. This is a unique intensive one-day programme (10am-4.30pm). There is a break for lunch (not included in the cost) and this can be an ideal time to chat to the other couples and swap ideas and tips. Group sizes are kept small with a maximum of eight couples to allow everyone to get to know one other and most people stay in touch with each other after the course, providing that vital support network for when their babies are born.
Couples set their own agenda for the course at the start of the day but these are topics that are often covered;
- Birth and delivery choices for multiples
- What to expect in labour
- How to cope with pain and what choices are available for pain control
- Weighing up vaginal versus Caesarean birth
- How to make Caesarean birth special if that is your chosen option
- Recovery after a Caesarean birth
- What to expect in a Special Care Baby Unit
- How to breastfeed or feed more than one baby
- Routines and sleeping
- Impact on your relationship
- Individuality and language development of multiples
Sessions are often joined by local twin parents who come to share their experiences and answer questions on the day-to-day practicalities of life with more than one baby. All couples receive an information pack which includes the Healthy Multiple Pregnancy Guide, Preparing for Parenthood and the Breast feeding More Than One Booklet.
The courses are run by trained antenatal teachers or midwives(click here for more information on the course teachers) who are available by phone or email to help with any final questions in the days leading up to the birth or immediately afterwards.
The cost is £139. Please note that terms and conditions apply, particularly if you need to cancel for any reason see - Terms and conditions See our Frequently Asked Questions for further information which includes information on venues. We recommend that you attend an ante-natal course after 20 weeks into your pregnancy.
We can also take payment in 2 instalments - the first instalment will be 30% ie £41.70 with the full balance being due 5 weeks prior to the course. If you would like to pay by instalments please e-mail for further details
We also have short courses available in Scotland
Sat 26th Apr Loughton
Sat 26th Apr Bournemouth
Sat 3rd May Sutton Coldfield (FULL)
Sat 3rd May Chiswick (FULL)
Sat 10th May Guildford (FULL)
Sat 10th May Cambridge (Place for 2 couples remaining)
Sat 24th May Finchley (FULL)
Sat 31st May Tunbridge Wells
Sat 7th June Chiswick (Place for 3 couples remaining)
Sat 7th June Altrincham
Sat 14th June Bristol
Sat 28th June Wetherby
Sat 5th July Sutton Coldfield
Sat 12th July Finchley
Sun 13th July Chiswick
Sat 19th July Loughton
Sat 19th July Bournemouth
Sat 16th Aug Guildford
Sat 23rd Aug Chiswick
Sat 30th Aug Loughton
Sat 30th Aug Tonbridge
Sat 6th Sept Cambridge
Sat 13th Sept Bristol
Sat 20th Sept Chiswick
Sat 27th Sept Finchley
Sat 6th Dec Tonbridge
Sat 6th Dec Bristol
Book a place. (If you would rather book over the telephone or are having problems booking online please call the Tamba office on 01483 304442 or e-mail
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a full course, e-mail (We cannot guarantee that places will become available). If you have any special needs please let us know. Don't forget to make the most of Tamba by registering for FREE resources or get even more benefits by joining for as little as just £1 a month by direct debit.
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