If you are expecting a child and live in Sandwell, we have a new antenatal course available free of charge! Antenatal support is being delivered across Sandwell to help parents-to-be prepare for the birth of their new baby.
The course has everything you need to prepare for labour and the arrival of your baby.
There are five main elements to the course:
Growing a baby– covering how your baby is growing and developing, and gives you top tips to have a healthy pregnancy.
Looking after us– a session dedicated to what impact a baby will have on your day-to-day life, and see what support is available to help you cope.
The birth– delivered by a local midwife, covering key information about labour and birth and what to expect.
Caring for baby- a hands on session that gives you skills and baby care advice.
Then after the baby is born, you have the final session:
The first few weeks– a chance to speak to other new parents, talk about your birthing experience and how you are finding life with your new baby.
In addition, each parent will receive a parent handbook. This includes information and advice for parents-to-be.
The sessions are being run at different times and locations across Sandwell. There are more dates being added all the time so keep checking back to the website or call us if you want to book on to a course. You should also receive information about the sessions from your midwife. You can book onto the course by visiting www.bookwhen.com/changes, or by contacting Healthy Sandwell.
There are also Changes sessions on offer to support parents throughout their child’s growth. There are sessions on Early Years, the Primary School Years and the Secondary School Years. If any of these courses sound interesting please contact Healthy Sandwell.
Send an enquiry to our friendly Healthy Sandwell team.