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Latest update (16/11/2017)

THERE IS A VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR 1st TIME PARENTS COURSES in NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2017.

IF THE CLASS(ES) YOU WANT TO ATTEND ARE FULL, PLEASE EMAIL US at parenteducation@nhs.net TO BE PUT ON OUR WAITING LIST - WE NEED YOUR FULL NAME, ESTIMATED DUE DATE and BW HOSPITAL NUMBER.

WHEN A CLASS IS FULL, WE ARE SORRY BUT THERE IS NO EXTRA ROOM.

 
WE STILL HAVE GOT A GOOD AVAILABILITY IN JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2018. The MARCH 2018 classes will go live mid-December 2017 - please do email us at parenteducation@nhs.net if you want to receive a notification when they go live.

Scroll down to book your course on-line now.
 
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 parenteducation@nhs.net 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 parenteducation@nhs.net 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:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6uXOFvX2dE&t=14s
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xZJKG4810k&t=37s
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfmFgf-xN2o&t=31s
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKqulUYyJG4
 
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 MARCH 2018 CLASSES ARE NOT YET ON LINE, so please drop us an email parenteducation@nhs.net, you will be informed as soon as the class dates are uploaded our website.

THE TWINS AND MUTIPLES CLASSES FOR DECEMBER 2017 ARE NOT YET ON LINE,  please drop us an email parenteducation@nhs.net, 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

Various handouts

http://www.bwnft.nhs.uk/services/maternity-2/preparing-for-your-baby/parent-education/useful-information-and-handouts

 

Mental health and well-being

http://www.acacia.org.uk/helpandsupport/ 

 

What to put in your hospital bag 

http://www.bwnft.nhs.uk/services/maternity-2/preparing-for-your-baby/what-to-bring

 

Caring for your baby at night

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/11/Caring-for-your-baby-at-night_online-singles.pdf




 
 
 

 

 

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