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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
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    About the course

    Becoming a Mom for the first time is arguably the most exhilarating, fulfilling, rewarding and challenging experience you’ll go through. You’re about to enter a whole world of new experiences you may know little about. You probably have hundreds of questions, like:

    What’s normal in pregnancy, physically and emotionally? 
    How will my body change at each stage? eve
    What preparation do I need to do? 
    How careful do I need to be? 
    Will I be able to cope?

    Even though millions have been down this road before you, it’s all new to you. You’ll get advice left, right and center, some of it conflicting. How do you know what’s right for you?

    This First Time Mom’s course is written specially for you. It opens up the big, exciting and often scary world of pregnancy and early parenthood and lays it all bare. We clearly and simply give you the low down on all the typical queries and questions new Moms have.

    What you will learn

    Make informed choices with expert knowledge

    With a reliable bank of dependable knowledge and advice to refer to anytime, you can progress through your pregnancy in a relaxed and joyful way.


    • What you can do to boost conception chances
    • How to read your natural fertility signals
    • What changes to expect in early pregnancy
    • How to ease back pain, cool heartburn and sleep well
    • Safe levels of exercise and beneficial practices
    • Sex before, during and after pregnancy
    • Pregnancy superfoods and optimum nutrition
    • How to deal with stress and anxiety
    • Tips for labor & birth preparation

    Navigate parenthood with sound advice

    Once you’ve given birth, you’re not on your own. We include lots of essential inside knowledge on:

    • Adjusting to your new world
    • Body changes and recovery
    • Breastfeeding wisdom
    • Diapers, skincare & sleeping

    This course is packed with vital knowledge, really useful tips and expert guidance for first time Moms. Be fully prepared for one of the biggest events of your life - get reading today!


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Preparing For A Baby: Tips On Getting Pregnant
    • Pre-pregnancy diet and nutrient advice
    • Weight management before conception
    • Best pre-pregnancy exercises
    • What to avoid when trying to conceive
    • Reading your natural fertility signals
    • Keeping calm and positive
    • Keep sex sexy during fertility treatment
    • Is it possible to plan the sex of my baby?
    Module 2: Early Pregnancy
    • 1st trimester body changes
    • What’s normal and when to look for help
    • Dealing with morning sickness.
    • What to eat and avoid for you and baby
    • Maximize these nutrients
    Module 3: You Need Pampering
    • Skincare during pregnancy
    • Hair - during and after pregnancy
    • Ease & minimize back pain
    • Cool your heartburn
    • Constipated?
    Module 4: Exercise During Pregnancy
    • Ideal exercises for all stages of pregnancy
    • Can I continue working out & playing sports?
    • Simple home stretches to relieve tension
    • Taming the post baby tum
    Module 5: Mind And Body Health
    • Yoga during pregnancy
    • Pilates during pregnancy
    • Walking and swimming
    • Massage
    Module 6: Keeping In Tip Top Form
    • Including dad and staying close
    • Approaching parenthood on your own
    • Sex during pregnancy
    • Dealing with stress & worry
    • Easy ways to superfood your diet
    • Tips for pregnancy weight watching
    Module 7: Get Comfortable
    • Sleep tips as baby grows
    • Loving your pregnant body
    • How your brain changes in pregnancy
    • Expecting twins!
    Module 8: Planning For The Big Event
    • Choosing a prenatal class
    • Getting comfortable with contractions
    • Preparing for labor and birthing
    • Thinking about breastfeeding
    • Pets and newborns
    • Will you need help?
    Module 9: Important Pre-birth Considerations
    • Work your Kegel muscles & why you should
    • Preparing for a natural childbirth
    • What about an epidural?
    • Should I save my placenta?
    • Can I choose against episiotomy?
    Module 10: Almost There
    • Last month of pregnancy essential tips
    • Preparing a nursery
    • Packing your hospital bag
    • I’m past my due date!
    Module 11: Bliss And Challenges Of New Motherhood
    • Bonding with baby (or not)
    • Body changes after pregnancy – what’s normal?
    • Recovering from a caesarian delivery
    • When will my menstruation cycle return to normal?
    • Weight and toning – a mom-friendly approach
    • Sex and intimacy post delivery
    Module 12: New Born Baby Care
    • Breast or bottle?
    • Diapers – disposable or cloth?
    • Skincare and diaper rash
    • Should my baby sleep with me?
    • Should I let him ‘cry it out’?
    Module 13: Breastfeeding
    • Top tips for a happy baby and comfortable Mom
    • Do I need a lactation consultant?
    • How long should each session last?
    • The feeding/supply balance
    • Best diet while breastfeeding
    • Pumping and storing
    • Feeding in public


    Who is this course for

    This course is, of course, designed with the first time mom in mind! It doesn't stop there, though. It's a great guide for both parents to go through, to prepare themselves for what's to come. 

    The best thing that family and friends can do for a first time mom is offer their support, and one way to do that is to become knowledgable about the myriad of changes that pregnancy and childbirth brings. 

    For both new moms and their family, this course offers a wealth of knowledge and support!

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could:

    • Help other new moms with the life-changing force growing inside of them 
    • Feel more comfortable with your own journey as a new mother
    • Offer support to friends and family during this joyous time 
    • Be a source of factual, encouraging information


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation