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 hampshirebookings@nct.org.uk

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 Library
Chineham District Centre
Chineham
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 8BQ

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Pebbles Children's Centre
Shakespeare Road 
Popley 
Basingstoke 
Hampshire
RG24 9BP

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Octopus Children's Centre
Oakridge Hall For All 
Forsythia Walk 
Basingstoke 
Hampshire
RG21 5RG

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Badgers and Home Tree Children's Centre
Bishops Green Community Centre
Beech Road
Bishops Green
Hampshire
RG20 4AD

Location

Snowdrops Children's Centre
Community Centre
Winchester Street
Overton
Hampshire
RG25 3HS

Location 

Westside Children's Centre
Paddock Road
South Ham
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG22 6QB

Location

Honeycomb Children's Centre
Chiltern Way
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG22 5BB
Tel: 01256 331574

Location

Buttercups and Bunnies Children's Centre
Manor Field Infants School
Haydn Road
Brighton Hill
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG22 4DH
Tel: 01256 812615

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Winchester

Sunbeams and Reign and Shine Children's Centre
Sun Lane
Alresford
Hampshire
SO24 9NB
Tel: 01962 736852

Location

Sparklers and The Carroll Children's Centre
Winnall Community Centre
Garbett Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 0NY
Tel: 01962 861403

Location

Little Petals and Merry-Go-Round and Happy Valley Children's Centre
Merry Go Round Children's Centre 
Buddens Road 
Wickham 
Hampshire
PO17 5HU
Tel: 01329 834874

Location

Lanterns Nursery School and Children Centre
Bereweeke Road
Winchester
United Kingdom
SO22 6AJ
Tel: 01962 860393

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Test Valley

Spring Meadow Children's Centre
Smannell Road
Andover
Hampshire
SP11 6JP
Tel: 01264 336718

Location

Acorns Children's Centre
Vigo Road
Andover 
Hampshire
SP10 1JZ
Tel:  01264 356190

Location

Poppies and Watermeadow Children's Centre
The Green
Barton Stacey
Hampshire
SO21 3RY
Tel: 01962 761294

Location

Little Oaks and Sunshine Children's Centre
Romsey Primary School
Mercer Way
Romsey
Test Valley
Hampshire
SO51 7PH

Tel: 1794 834740 | 02380 736013

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Eastleigh

West End Gateway Children's Centre
Townhill Farm Community Centre
Townhill Way
West End
SO18 3RA
Tel: 023 8046 2182

Location

The Windmill Children's Centre
Burlsedon Infant School
Long Lane
Bursledon
SO31 8BZ
Tel: 023 8040 5189

Location

Hop-a-Long Children's Centre
Botley Primary School
52 High Street
Botley
SO30 2EA
tel 01489781652

Location 

The Nest Children's Centre
Wildern Lane
Hedge End
SO30 4EH

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Little Coppice Children's Centre
Botley Road
Fair Oak
Eastleigh
SO50 7AN
Tel: 02380602799

Location

The Aviary Children's Centre
Blackbird Road 
Eastleigh 
Hampshire
SO50 9JW
Tel: 02380 626960

Location 

Caterpillar Hill Children's Centre
Chandlers Ford Library 
Oakmount Road 
Chandlers Ford 
Hampshire
SO53 2LH
Tel: 02380 266763

Location 

Chamberlayne Children's Centre
Chamberlayne Road 
Eastleigh 
Hampshire
SO50 5JL
Tel:  02380 684990 

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