Fertility & Birth Courses

Discover our online fertility and birth courses on topics like infant nutrition and maternal mental wellbeing to improve your awareness and understanding.

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Maternal care is a holistic term which refers to a woman’s health and well-being before, during, and after pregnancy, encompassing aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Through studying this area of healthcare you will learn skills from conception to birth and beyond.

Our fertility and birth courses cover a wide range of topics including IVF, infant nutrition, breastfeeding, postnatal depression, and women’s health after birth.

Careers in this area are both varied and rewarding. Prospects could include working as a neonatal nurse helping with fertility related issues or post-birth as a midwife helping parents care for their children and themselves. Learn more about how to become a neonatal nurse or how to become a midwife.

Enhance your knowledge of fertility, reproductive health, pregnancy and infant care with FutureLearn

Our fertility and birth courses offer up-to-date research and evidence-based information from top universities and health institutions from around the world. You’ll understand the symptoms of postnatal or postpartum depression and learn how to support those struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

You can also learn about maternal healthcare and find out how healthcare professionals can improve the quality of and access to maternal health services.

As technology for healthcare advances, new reproductive technologies evolve. Discover the opportunities these innovative technologies provide and the profound social and ethical challenges they pose.

Created and taught by experts in different aspects of fertility, pregnancy, and child development, you’ll find advice and insights on everything from child health to IVF.

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