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Pregnancy and new birth

Are you expecting a baby? Would you like some extra support? Please see the services below which the children’s centers have available.

New Beginnings

A workshop for expectant parents which covers all aspects of making the transition to becoming a parent with a focus on the practical tasks of caring for a baby and looking to support the parent’s emotional and physical wellbeing. 

The workshop enables will focus on supporting a parent to:-

• Bond with baby before/after the birth

• Explore the practical tasks of caring for a new baby

• Working out baby’s sounds, signals and cues

• Coping with crying and comforting a baby

• Exploring how parents can look after their emotional and physical well-being.

 

Who is it for? Anyone expecting a baby – mums, dads and carers – from 28 weeks of pregnancy.

When is it? Every Tuesday at 10am-12pm

If you would like to find out more about this workshop, please contact us at childrenscentres@havering.gov.uk

Mellow Bumps Antenatal Programme

A 7 week online antenatal programme designed to support parents-to-be. Mellow Bumps is a relaxed, safe environment to explore: Bonding with bump, looking after emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and after birth, building confidence and self-esteem as a new parent, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, thinking about how babies communicate, and learning about services and support in the local community once baby is born.

Please e-mail Parenting@havering.gov.uk for further information.

Baby Massage

The course is facilitated by our trained Infant Massage Instructors online via Zoom over five weeks. Baby Massage can support a babies overall development, help relax baby and parent/carer, support digestive issues like wind, gas and colic, promote better sleep habits and support the relationship between parent/carer and baby. Suitable from birth to 6 months old.  Please contact childrenscentres@havering.gov.uk for further information. Suitable for pre-walkers 0-12 months.

Baby stay & play

This relaxed group is a good way to get to know and meet other families to make friends for you and your baby. The session provides a relaxed and welcoming virtual space to meet other families to ask questions about your babies development, weaning, breastfeeding etc. The group on occasion has a ‘specialist’ guest invited to cover topics including oral health and car safety. They will give a small talk and then stay in the session to answer any queries you may have. The group is also a fun place to be while gaining advice and support from the early years practitioners.

Incredible Years Babies Parenting Programme

A 8-10 week parenting programme focusing on looking at your relationship with your baby with ideas, advice and information shared on  promoting positive interactions and your baby’s development. Suitable for ages 0-8 months. Please contact childrenscentres@havering.gov.uk for further information.

 

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