Antenatal classes help to prepare you for your baby’s birth and give you guidance on how to look after and feed your baby. They are also a good way of getting information and airing your concerns - not just with professionals but with other mothers-to-be. And friendships formed at these meetings can be a great source of mutual support during the first few months with a newborn baby.
The way we offer parent education classes is currently changing.
Virtual Antenatal Information (Parent Education)
Due to the Covid-19 we are currently unable to invite you to attend your local Children's Centre for antenatal information sessions. However, our Homebirth Team are running a virtual classes ‘Bump, Birth and Beyond’. This virtual session will last approximately 1.5 hours and will cover bonding with your baby (even before they are born), and how to 'switch on' your baby's brain. We describe the physiology of birth and discuss how being active during labour really helps women feel in control and look forward to the birth. During the session we also cover the different types of coping strategies you can use to have an empowering birth.
If you are interested, are 32 weeks or more and would like to book a place on an upcoming session, please send an email, including your hospital 'W' number and your contact details including mobile number to:- firstname.lastname@example.org
The team will send you an invite link to join the next available session via Microsoft Teams. They will also signpost you to other related virtual sessions.
Due to social distancing our breastfeeding workshop is now available in video form. You can view the video here:
To take a virtual reality tour, watch the short video below (to enlarge the screen click the [ ] icon in the bottom right hand corner). To watch in full VR resolution to get the full experience take a look at the how to guide here.