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Wednesday Club for Parents Expecting a Baby through Fetal Med

BWH Parent Education Classes

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at 18:00 - Wednesday, 26 July 2017 at 18:00 (BST)

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Parent Ed Class (ticket includes Partner/ Birth Supporter) 6 Tickets 19 Jul 2017 Free  

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This course will run on Wednesday 19 and 26 July - 6.00pm-8.00pm . You need to attend both sessions. 


  • 1st session will be in the Parent Education Room (Lower Ground Floor)
  • 2nd session will be in the Neonatal Unit (Room 2).

It is offered to parents expecting a baby that has been diagnosed with a difference from prenatal diagnosis/scanning who may need special care, surgery or may be poorly at birth.

This course is open to all parents in this situation including those who have experienced childbirth before

On the course you will:

  • Meet other parents in a similar situation
  • Learn about labour and delivery and the team involved in caring for your baby
  • Build confidence in parenting a baby who may need special care or surgery

This course will be taught by mixture of specialisms from Parent Ed, Fetal Med and NNU.


Please see our selection of the handouts for your course.  We have some of these in paper form for you but accessing them online will ensure you are up to date with all the latest information we refer to in our classes.  Please take a moment to read these as you attend your course.


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 and lots of practical babycare skills. A tour of the delivery suite is included.

Try to attend your course between 30 and 35 weeks. If due to your baby's health, you need to attend earlier please book accordingly.  You can book anytime before that.

Do you have questions about Wednesday Club for Parents Expecting a Baby through Fetal Med? Contact BWH Parent Education Classes

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Parent Ed Room Birmingham Women's Hospital
Mindelsohn Way,
B15 2TG Birmingham
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at 18:00 - Wednesday, 26 July 2017 at 18:00 (BST)

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If you have any problem or question when booking your antenatal class on our system, or if you have special requirements (e.g. mobility) simply email or ring 0121 318 2377 and leave a message . Our office is not manned 24/7 but if you send an email or leave a voice mail, it will be picked up within 48 working hours.

In general, we have greater availability on the community courses due to the larger room size, whereas we are limited in the hospital and courses fill quickly. Community course cover the same topics as the hospital courses and you still do get a chance to do a tour of the delivery suite / birthing centre on a Sunday afternoon.

When a course is fully booked, we can not add up any extra participant but you can get onto our waiting list if you wish to.

If you have booked onto another antenatal course with a non-NHS organisation and would like to join one of our monthly hospital tours (tours can be cancelled at the last minute if there is no room availability), please email us directly with the following information:
- The name of the provider of the antenatal course you are booked on
- Your estimated due date
-  Your full name and the Birmingham Women's Hospital Number
We will then get back to you with a date and time.
You can watch 4 short clips to get familiar with our delivery suite and birthing centre:
BOOK ONLY ONE COURSE and aim to attend the course when you are about 30-35 weeks pregnant (or a bit earlier if expecting multiples).  If you book more than one course, you risk losing your place on both. We want to ensure that as many parents-to-be as possible have the opportunity to attend our courses. BOOK ONLY ONE TICKET (one ticket is valid for up to 2 people).

THE DATES FOR 1st TIME PARENTS CLASSES FOR  AUGUST 2017 CLASSES ARE NOT YET ON LINE, so please drop us an email, you will be informed as soon as the class dates are uploaded our website.

THE TWINS AND MUTIPLES CLASSES FOR APRIL 2017 ARE NOT YET ON LINE,  please drop us an email, you will be informed as soon as the class dates are uploaded our website.

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




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