This is a 2 Weeks Course for First Time Parents for women either on their own or with a birth partner/companion who live in or near: Wychall Estate, Bournville Stirchley & Kings Norton.
The Centre can be accessed by the Number 47 bus and there is free parking on the road. As a Children's centre you will also get the chance to meet other local parents as well as access to Health Visitor clinics, free vitamins. baby groups etc.
It will run on the Tuesday 7 and 14 February @ 1-4pm at Wychall Children and Family Centre (Northfield), Staple Lodge Road, Birmingham B31 3EH. You must attend both sessions. Feel free to bring some lunch, There is also a separate tour of the hospital on Sunday 19 February @ 4:20pm and a breastfeeding session at the hospital on Thursday 23 February 10am-12pm (Lower ground floor, parent education room, Birmingham Women's Hospital).
This course will be taught by Debbie Coates.
We encourage all women booked at the Birmingham Women's to attend our free parent education classes. Please note you MUST be booked at the Women's to attend our classes.
Classes are completely free but must be booked in advance.
We aim to cover the process of labour and birth, stages of labour, when to come in and what to bring, getting labour started and medical induction, managing pain, self help techniques, birth, assisted birth, caesarean birth, lots of practical babycare skills and feeding.
Try to attend your course between 30 and 35 weeks.
Before attending your antenatal class, we recommend that you look at our selection of handouts to support you and your partner before, during and after the birth of your baby
http://www.bwnft.nhs.uk/services/maternity-2/prepearing-for-your-baby/parent-education/useful-information-and-handouts and http://www.acacia.org.uk/helpandsupport/