Just found out you're having a baby? Have you already got children and would you like a refresher? Are you a young mum or dad-to-be looking for extra support? Here's what to do next.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust started a new Preparation for Birth and Beyond service in October.
You are invited to come join one of our small and relaxed groups providing information on pregnancy, birth, and caring for your new baby.
Sessions are completely free and will be held at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester; The North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke and The Birth Centre, Andover.
What is the group?
In our Preparation for Birth and Beyond antenatal programme (PBB), we will cover topics such as:
- My/our developing baby
- Changes for me and us
- My/our health and wellbeing
- Giving birth and meeting my/our baby
- Caring for my/our baby
- Who is there for me/us – people and services
You'll have the chance to learn skills to help you cope with labour and caring for your baby. If you attend with your partner, you'll also explore how to work together as a team to co-parent and maintain a strong relationship with one another.
You will also meet others in your area who are expecting a baby when you are. You'll be able to share your feelings and experiences of pregnancy and parenting with one another and get support from people who are learning too.
We offer a two-hour refresher session for mothers expecting their second or subsequent baby and Early Pregnancy sessions.
How to book
To book your PBB or Refresher sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please speak to your midwife about Early Pregnancy Sessions.
Already been to a Preparation for Birth and Beyond group?
If you've attended Preparation for Birth and Beyond parent education in Hampshire here is information you may need for the rest of your pregnancy and after your baby is born.
Children centres in your area
- Basingstoke and Deane
Lily Pads and the Courtyard Children's Centre
Chineham District Centre
Pebbles Children's Centre
Octopus Children's Centre
Oakridge Hall For All
Badgers and Home Tree Children's Centre
Bishops Green Community Centre
Snowdrops Children's Centre
Westside Children's Centre
Honeycomb Children's Centre
Tel: 01256 331574
Buttercups and Bunnies Children's Centre
Manor Field Infants School
Tel: 01256 812615
Sunbeams and Reign and Shine Children's Centre
Tel: 01962 736852
Sparklers and The Carroll Children's Centre
Winnall Community Centre
Tel: 01962 861403
- Test Valley
Spring Meadow Children's Centre
Tel: 01264 336718
Acorns Children's Centre
Tel: 01264 356190
West End Gateway Children's Centre
Townhill Farm Community Centre
Tel: 023 8046 2182
The Windmill Children's Centre
Burlsedon Infant School
Tel: 023 8040 5189
Hop-a-Long Children's Centre
Botley Primary School
52 High Street
The Nest Children's Centre
Little Coppice Children's Centre
The Aviary Children's Centre
Tel: 02380 626960
Caterpillar Hill Children's Centre
Chandlers Ford Library
Tel: 02380 266763
Chamberlayne Children's Centre
Tel: 02380 684990