Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training – 14 lessons you will learn.

During the Babyem Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training learners will discover a wealth of knowledge on infant development, psychology, family dynamics and holistic therapies. This advanced maternity nurse course is driven by scientific studies, and embedded in practical strategies to support new families to have the best start in life. To view the top 14 lessons you will learn during our unique level 5 Maternity Nurse Training please read below:

1. How maternity nurses can meet the needs of a modern family

Families are changing – as a maternity nurse it is important to adapt your practice to accommodate modern family models, e.g. single parent families or lesbian, gay, bisexual or transexual (LGBT) families.

During the maternity nurse training course we will discuss why people choose to have a maternity nurse, and how they can enhance the experience of the newborn period.

2. How to conduct effective family research

Taking ‘a history' of the family is crucial to ensure that you are meeting their needs as a maternity nurse. During the level 5 maternity nurse training we will discuss how to do this effectively, and key factors which should be discussed.

We will explore the factors that can affect the health and wellbeing of baby and family, and why they are so important.

3. Everything you should know about birth and immediate postpartum care

Every birth is different – during the maternity nurse course we will discuss the differences between a normal birth and an instrumental delivery, as well as caesarian birth (elective vs emergency).

We will be joined by a guest speaker Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Penelope Law, who will be discussing the different types of neonatal and obstetric complications that can occur during birth, including Neonatal Unit (NNU) cases.

4. Common complications in deliveries and their implications

Complications which arise in labour can pose short-term and long-term risks to mother and baby – during the level 5 maternity nurse training we will discuss common complications, and review the treatment options available.

Guest speaker Sarah Weir, a BACP Accredited, Postnatal Counsellor will also be joining us to give a talk on the effect of post-natal depression on a mother and her baby.

5. How to facilitate attachment between mother and baby

Neural changes occur in the mother and baby after birth – we will identify these changes and other developments that take place during separation of the mother-infant dyad.

As a maternity nurse, we will discuss how you can ease this period of separation and facilitate attachment.

6. The importance of reading the baby, not the book

A baby's personality is formed by a delicate balance of nature and nurture – Sleep Specialist and Lactation Consultant, Lyndsey Hookway will be exploring how maternity nurses can effectively read a baby's personality, as well as reviewing key factors which affect a baby's mood or temperament.

During the maternity nurse training we will be addressing the topic of fussy and high-need babies, and how to adapt practice to best meet their individual needs.

7. How to establish good sleep habits from the beginning

It is important as a maternity nurse to understand the biological need for sleep – we will discuss why a healthy sleep pattern is crucial for a mother and baby's wellbeing, and carry out a critical analysis of sleep theories.

The techniques taught in this maternity course will allow you to establish good sleep habits from the beginning, and effectively troubleshoot any problems.

8. The effects of birth on gut health

Once we have established an understanding of the human micro-biome, we will discuss the effects of birth on the gut biome of the mother. Infant adaptations (e.g leaky gut) can occur, and we will cover the susceptibility of the baby to these complications, including infection, allergy and inflammation.

We will also compare probiotic and prebiotic treatment for these complications.

9. How to spot the symptoms of allergy and intolerance in a baby

It is possible for a child to develop a lactose intolerance or cow's milk allergy – during the level 5 maternity nurse training we will review how these symptoms are presented, and the appropriate course of treatment. The potential long-term implications of allergies and intolerances will also be covered.

10. The symptoms of colic and reflux

The symptoms of colic and reflux are very similar – during the level 5 maternity course you will learn how to distinguish between the two. We will compare pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for colic, and the possible lines of treat for reflux, including when is it right to visit a specialist.

11. How to adapt your practice to care for multiples

We are excited to be joined by guest speaker Helen Turier from the Twins And Multiple Births Association TAMBA, who work to support families with twins, triplets or more.

You will obtain a greater understanding of the emotional and practical approach required to support parents with multiples, and an overview of the support and resources available to families

12. How to spot the symptoms of illness in a child

When caring for a baby suffering from illness, it is important to know when it is appropriate to seek medical help. 

We will conduct a review of common infant illnesses, and how to spot the signs and symptoms of serious illness.

13. How to care for premature babies

Premature babies can bring with them long-term behavioural, physical and emotional factors. As a maternity nurse, you will learn how to ease the transition back home and typical areas of difficulty.

During our level 5 maternity nurse training will explain the common causes of premature babies, and the different levels of neonatal care available, as well as the effect of NNU admission on the parents.

14. How to get breastfeeding off to a good start

Breastfeeding has short-term and long-term implications for mother and baby – during the maternity nurse training you will learn how to establish a good start to breastfeeding, and an explanation of how infants feed (attachment, position and palate development). Our Lactation Consultant and Sleep Specialist Lyndsey Hookway will explore how to troubleshoot any problems the mother may encounter when breastfeeding.

This course will include a comparison of the risks involved in formula feeding and breastfeeding premature babies, and the difficulties faced by mothers in the NNU. We will also focus on the specific medical challenges surrounding premature babies regarding milk intake.

Join our Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training

Our Maternity Nurse Courses can be booked online or feel free to contact us on: 0208 986 9008 or email: info@babyem.co.uk. In addition to the Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training Babyem provide a range of maternity nurse qualifications in the UK and Switzerland.

During the Babyem Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training learners will discover a wealth of knowledge on infant development, psychology, family dynamics and holistic therapies.