All local maternity units offer antenatal education classes. These are free-of-charge and are run by midwives. They cover various topics including labour and birth, pain relief and infant feeding, and are a great opportunity to find out more, ask any questions and meet some other parents from your area. The classes are usually held at children’s centres and libraries. Your midwife can give you more information on the specific classes available in your area.
Follow these instructions to book a class in your area:
|Location||How to book|
|Bournemouth||Email us rbc-tr.rbch.communityMidwives@nhs.net after your 12-14 week scan with the following information:
|Poole||Call 01202 442319 (08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday, or leave a message with your name and contact number)|
|Dorchester||Visit our Eventbrite page to book onto our Birth & Beyond sessions. Both evening and weekend sessions available to book. Women should be 28 weeks pregnant or over when coming to sessions.|
Class places are strictly limited, so please try to book as soon as possible to ensure that we can fit you in. Partners are welcome to attend. If you can’t attend any of the sessions you have booked, please let us know so that we can give your place to someone on the waiting list.