Antenatal Sessions and Information
Free antenatal classes for pregnant mums – Wesley Hall Community Centre, 76 Hartington Road, Spinney Hill, Leicester LE2 0GN – tel 0116 2626000.
Every Thursday afternoon 1.00am – 15.00am – Please call 0116 2626000 to book a place.
Women only - you are welcome to bring a friend or family member
All pregnant mums are encouraged to come along to the friendly, relaxed, well-attended antenatal classes at Wesley Hall Community Centre - the longest running antenatal classes in Leicester! Hundreds of pregnant mothers have attended these classes over the past twenty five years, to help prepare for birth and breastfeeding.
Midwives and Mammas deliver a rolling programme of four sessions to help you feel confident about birth and feeding your baby – ask your midwife for more info on dates or specific sessions.
Come along and meet up with other mums-to-be. We offer refreshments too!
Our friendly interpreter is on hand for Gujarati, Urdu, and Hindi.
Mammas are there to chat and answer your questions, and talk about what life is like once your baby is here.
You might want to borrow one of our books or magazines on birth, parenting, or breastfeeding to read before the baby comes – afterwards you won’t have time!
Antenatal breastfeeding workshop - Feeding your new baby
Please download a flyer from the bottom of the page.
Our session on ‘Feeding your new baby’ is a little longer than the others, from 10.00 am – 11.30 am.
Beaumont Leys Friday 14th June 2019.
Thurnby Lodge Monday 24th June 2019
We want to make sure you feel really prepared for getting breastfeeding off to a good start, and there is lots to talk about. Most pregnant mums have heard stories from friends and relatives about breastfeeding, both good and bad.
‘Feeding you new baby’ gives you a chance to sort out the myths from the truth, and decide what is best for you and your baby. The session is delivered by our breastfeeding specialist, who has helped hundreds of mums in Highfields to succeed in breastfeeding.
During the session we look at -
- How breastmilk and formula milk are different
- Skin-to-skin after the birth, and how babies are ‘programmed’ to breastfeed
- How a new mum can understand her baby’s needs, and what is normal in the early weeks
- How you can hold your baby to help him or her to feed more comfortably
- How to know all is well, and what to do if it isn’t
We will telephone you after your due date to see how it is going, and offer one-to-one breastfeeding help if you want it. We also send you information about our groups and activities for mums and babies.
Our feedback shows that mums who attend the sessions are more likely to succeed in breastfeeding and feel more confident.
Second-time mums, or those who have more than one baby already, but who did not manage to breastfeed as they would have liked to, are encouraged to come along. Many mothers who thought they could not breastfeed have found it is possible with knowledge, encouragement and support.