Face-to-face antenatal classes
Antenatal classes help to prepare you for your baby’s birth and how to care for your newborn. Some of our hospitals run face-to-face parent education classes. Ask your midwife for more information about local antenatal classes in your area.
All face-to-face antenatal classes have been suspended, due to the pandemic, but listed below are some online antenatal courses and resources you can access.
Solihull online antenatal course
This online antenatal course is available to all parents-to-be and their families in Kent and Medway.
‘Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby’ gives you practical information about pregnancy and birth.
Developed by Registered Midwives, working with health professionals in the Solihull Approach team, the online course will help you build a loving and close relationship with your baby before they arrive. There are nine modules with interactive activities, quizzes, and video clips, which you can complete at your own pace. Your partner, relative or friend can take the course too. There is also a version of this course for women couples
To register, go to https://inourplace.heiapply.com/online-learning/courses, and put in the access code Invicta.
Pre and postnatal yoga workout
Gentle exercise can help keep you fit and healthy during pregnancy. This 45-minute video created by Instructor Live is designed for beginners to help you tone, stretch and relax.
Medway Community Healthcare parent education
Medway Community Healthcare offers a variety of parent education courses for those living in the area, including 'You and your new baby', a five-week series for new parents with babies from six weeks to six months. On the course, you will explore adjusting to parenthood, minor illnesses and ailments, feeding and oral health, play and sleep. This course is currently being offered virtually - call 0300 123 3444 to book a place.