KOMU Beyond Birth Postnatal Course

  • Nine hours of comprehensive content from 20 Midwives and postnatal experts

  • 34 video workshops

  • 42 audio guides

  • Four supporting documents including a comprehensive step by step guide to the first six months


The KOMU Beyond Birth Postnatal Course includes everything you need to know before you become a parent; all from the comfort of your own home. The online course was designed for new mums and dads, or existing parents with a new addition to the family, to help you through those early days, weeks and months of becoming a parent. It is divided into separate chapters covering all of the most important things you'll need to know before your new arrival gets here so you can be prepared, and then absolutely everything that will help you navigate through the postpartum period of becoming a new mummy and daddy.  

In addition you will also receive a downloadable Postnatal Support Guide written by our Midwife, Anneke, which covers everything from birth to the postpartum period with hyperlinks to a host of external resources and support sites; all from the comfort of your own home. 

Each Chapter Covers

What you need to know in those early days, weeks and months 

✔ What happens on the postnatal ward or your home birth
✔ Antenatal colostrum harvesting
✔ How to establish and manage a routine
✔ How to soothe your baby
✔ Recognising and treating reflux
✔ How to bathe your baby
✔ How to become a confident parent
✔ What to pack in your nappy bag
✔ Ways to wear your baby

How to feed your baby; breast, bottle, expressing and weaning 

✔ How to get your baby to latch optimally
✔ Different techniques for latching
✔ How to bottle feed
✔ Breastfeeding positions to try
✔ Breastfeeding issues you may face
✔ How to stop breastfeeding
✔ When and how to express and the benefits
✔ How and when to introduce weaning
✔ What your baby's first foods should be

How to get your baby to sleep and safely

✔ Night and daytime routines
✔ Safe sleeping techniques
✔ Getting your baby to nap
✔ Dream feeds​

Maternal mental health and your relationship

✔ Postnatal depression and psychosis
✔ Mental health issues for mums and dads
✔ Understanding parental anxiety
✔ Navigating your relationship changes and challenges
✔ How to be self compassionate 
✔ Perfectionism in parenting and how to manage this

About your baby's health and well-being

✔ Recognising and addressing your baby's needs
✔ ​Your baby's health checks and vaccinations
✔ Introducing your newborn to their sibling,
✔ What are the physical and mental development milestones you'll face 

✔ What to do when your baby has tongue-tie
✔ Recognising the symptoms of teething and how to soothe them
✔ Baby first aid must-knows
✔ Practising baby yoga
✔ How to give your baby a massage
✔ How to baby-proof your home.

Nutrition and well-being for mum

​✔ Physically recovering after birth

✔ Mum health checks​

✔ Incontinence ​

✔ Post birth sex​

✔ A selection of postnatal physiotherapy stretches to aid recovery​

✔ Postnatal nutrition including breastfeeding advice

✔ Postnatal depletion

✔ Mastitis​

✔ Mindfulness practices for mum

Postnatal fitness and yoga​

​✔ Returning to exercise safely
​✔ How to test for abdominal separation/diastasis
​✔ Postnatal home exercises
​✔ Postnatal yoga sequences

Preparing your dog to meet your newborn​

✔ Preparing your dog​

✔ How to introduce them to the baby​

✔ Managing the environment​

✔ Recognising signs of stress in your dog