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Parent Education Resources

In this section, we have the NHS parent education classes for 2014.

If you have any queries please speak to your Community Midwife at your next appointment, or call the Community Midwives Office on 01932 722413.

 

 

Active Birth Class

Our active birth class is a one-off three hour session on either Saturday or Sunday at St Peter's Hospital, or Sunday at Ashford Hospital, Topaz Suite.

The class covers early labour at home, when to come into hospital, the different stages of labour, and ways of coping with labour including pain relief options.

The class is for first time mums-to-be and their partners only (no children), and women who have had a previous Caesarean Section.

You should book this class for when you are around 34 weeks pregnant. Please call 01932 722366 after your 12 week scan.

 

Physical Skills for Pregnancy and Labour

This session is for first time mums only between 12-30 weeks.

This physiotherapist led session will cover discomforts in pregnancy, pelvic floor, back care and coping skills for labour including breathing and relaxation.

Please call 01932 722366 after your 12 week scan for further information about these sessions.

 

Teen Parent Classes

If you are under 19 years old and expecting a baby, there are teens classes available. Please discuss your options with your Community Midwife who can refer you.

 

Breastfeeding Workshop

This half day session is for women only around 34 weeks and is held from 9.30am-12.30pm in the Parent Education Room, Ground Floor Abbey Wing, St Peter’s Hospital.

This session is led by our infant feeding team & will aim to provide you with up to date information on breastfeeding. To book a place please contact 01932 722366.

 

Breastfeeding Clinics and Support

For advice and support with breastfeeding please come along to one of our clinics:

Clarendon Children's Centre
Ashford, TW15 2HZ

01784 884181
Mondays
12.30pm-2pm (drop in)
Snuggles and Cuddles at Sayes Court Children’s Centre,
Addlestone, KT15 1NB

01932 851502
Tuesdays
12.30pm-2pm (drop in)
Baby Café at Clarendon Children’s Centre
Ashford, TW15 2HZ

01784 424759
Thursdays
12.30pm-2pm
Baby café at YPOD
Woking, GU21 6JD

01483 757160
Mondays
10am-12pm
Grovelands Sure Start Centre
Walton, KT12 2EQ

01932 229313
Thursdays
9.45am-11am

 

 

Multiple Births Classes

We provide three evening sessions for women and their partners lasting two hours each, held at St Peter's Hospital. This session also includes a tour of maternity and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Please call 01932 722366 to book your classes.

 

Dads to Be Classes

These sessions are for Dads to be only and are held the last Tuesday evening of every month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm Parent Education Room, ground Floor, Abbey Wing St Peter’s.

There’s no need to book!

 

Postnatal Ward Sessions

After you’ve had your baby, look out for our baby care sessions on Joan Booker Ward. This is a great opportunity to discuss caring for you and your baby in those first few weeks.

 

Contact Numbers

Ante-natal Clinic 01932 722389
Maternity Appointments 01932 722366
Midwifery Triage 01932 722835
Joan Booker Ward 01932 722291
Labour Ward 01932 722663
Neonatal Ward 01932 722667
Ultrasound Queries 01932 722665

 

Supervisor of Midwives are available 24hrs a day via the main hospital switchboard number