It can be a daunting prospect becoming a parent. During your pregnancy, you will have time to think about your future as a parent and to consider some options for yourself and your baby, including decisions about the birth and about feeding your baby.
If you have any concerns around your pregnancy please call our Triage Helpline
Tel: 0300 131 5341
Free antenatal classes for first time pregnant women
Bump and Beyond
Offer free antenatal classes to first time parents, or those with a gap of greater than five years since their last baby, across East Sussex as part of the Early Help 0 to 19 service. Classes are run by qualified Midwives, Health Visitors and Community Nursery Nurses.
We are currently offering both evening and day classes and actively encourage dads/partners/non-birthing parents to attend.
Classes include information on:
- When labour doesn’t go to plan
- Pain relief
- Building a relationship with your baby and communication
- Safer sleep
- Bathing your baby
- Mental health and emotional well being
And much more.
For more information please call:
Charlotte (01424) 726450
Useful parent education websites
There are a number of websites who provide useful information. Some examples are:
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) or call 0300 330 0700
If you have further questions or concerns, please discuss these with your community midwife.
Baby and Child Resuscitation Training
Would you like to learn what to do if a child stops breathing or chokes? Baby and Child Resuscitation Training sessions are run by the ESHT Resuscitation Department. They are free so please contact: