Antenatal Parenting Courses

Welcome to The World 

These eight sessions are a relaxed way for parents to think about the transition to parenthood and discuss issues that can be a challenge for every new mother and father. Over the eight weeks you’ll meet with other parents and trained group leaders to talk about important questions such as “How is my baby developing?” “How should I feed my baby?” “What will I do when my baby cries?” “Is help available?”

Key topics 

  • Understanding your baby – a baby’s brain development
  • Your future as parents and as a family
  • Your roots, traditions, hopes and fears for the future
  • Breastfeeding and the practical tasks of caring for a new baby
  • The need to nurture ourselves

Practical information 

  • Parents attend the group from approximately 22 weeks of pregnancy
  • Partners are welcome to come to the sessions too and it’s also fine to come on your own or with another relative or friend
  • There are eight sessions with a tea and coffee break 
  • Open to first-time parents as well as those who already have children