We currently run free face-to-face antenatal courses, called ‘Preparing for Parenthood’, for all prospective parents living in Hertfordshire. The aim of these courses is to provide you with all information and practical skills you need to feel confident in making the right choices for your new baby.
The sessions are delivered by the Family Centre Service – both Family Support and the Public Health Nursing Team (Health Visiting).
We also offer a convenient online version of the course, containing all the information that will be presented at the face-to-face course.
Other useful information:
Further information, including preparing for birth, signs of labour, what to expect in labour and birth and what happens after the birth can be found via the NHS choices website.
The Labour Pains website is a public information website of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA). It is created specifically for expectant parents as well as midwives and healthcare professionals, to provide information about pain relief choices during labour and how to cope with labour pains. Translated in more than 20 languages, it is an accessable, NHS-approved website.
The Best Beginnings ‘Baby Buddy’ app is an interactive pregnancy and parenting app which has been created to support parents, co-parents and caregivers. Providing trusted, evidence-based information and self-care tools for parents, the app is NHS-approved and free to download via the App Store for iOS users and Google Play Store for Android.