First Step Community Project runs a 6 week antenatal group. This group is relaxed, informal and is aimed at providing parents with a range of useful information for before and after baby is born. There is a strong focus on active participation of attendees - encouraging parents-to-be to talk to each other and share hopes, wishes and experiences. Please see below for more information about what the programme covers.
Week 1: Labour, birth and choices:
Group discussion and sharing information about labour, birth and choices.
Week 2: Caring for yourself after baby has arrived:
Group discussion about expectation for after baby has arrived.
Information session with perinatal physiotherapist.
Week 3: Baby sleep and routines:
Realistic expectations – how much sleep does baby need?
Helping babies to sleep
Week 4: Baby feeding and weaning :
A discussion about the pros and cons of breast, bottle and combi-feeding
Weaning baby – what to expect
Where to find feeding supports
Week 5: Baby development :
How does baby’s brain work?
How do we play with babies and why is this important?
Week 6: Q&A:
Q&A with parents in the local community
Information sharing about supports in the community
If you are interested in more information about the group then please contact the Senior Family Coordinator at: email@example.com