– Yoga for Babies Under 4 months – spaces in group

The classes provide a friendly, relaxed environment in which to learn and share yoga with other parents and babies. A range of practices are developed over the weeks so parents can gradually incorporate the fun of yoga in day to day life with their babies.

 

The sessions include gentle stretching for mother and baby, relaxation and is finished with tea and biscuits and the opportunity to discuss any related topics and meet other parents.

 

You do not need to bring anything; we provide yoga mats, pillows, blankets and blocks, but encourage you to wear comfortable clothes.

The class is held on Tuesdays from 12.15pm – 1.45pm

Contact the office on 0131 229 3667 or email info@pregnancyandparents.org.uk to book

– Baby First Aid Sessions- New Dates Announced

The Pregnancy and Parents Centre recognises how valuable basic first aid knowledge is as a parent and in general.  This is a non-certificated session and aims to give confidence to parents in dealing with common childhood emergencies.  The session will include film clips to give examples, practical hands-on learning and involve the use of manikins to practice the techniques.

What is covered?

Unconscious baby and child (0-12 years)
Choking (0-12 years)
Croup
Nose bleed
Broken Bones
Allergic Reaction
Burns
Bleeding
Meningitis
Fever
Febrile Seizure

Suitable for expectant parents/parents/grandparents/carers.  As a charity we try to be as accommodating as possible giving a variety of timings for the course and if necessary you can bring your baby (non-mobile babies welcome).

Cost is £16 per adult as this is what is costs us to run the session including resources used, and refreshments.

NEXT COURSE DATES:

  • 21st February
  • 28th February
  • 21st March
  • 11th April
  • 25th April

All courses run from 2pm – 4.15pm.

Do get in touch to request an enrolment form and further information.

If none of the above dates are suitable, please email  us to  add your name to our “interested” list for notification of future dates.

Comments from parents

 

“Really useful information – just wish I would have done it sooner”

“Very useful being able to practice and have your technique checked”

“Great format, very helpful discussion.  Thank you!”

– Active Birth Workshops- New Dates Announced

Active Birth Workshop dates – these workshops give information and support to pregnant women and their partners.  These are day long sessions to help you prepare for the birth of your baby.

Next Courses: 

  • 18th February
  • 18th March
  • 15th April
  • 13th May
    Course timing: Sundays:  10am until 4.30pm

For more details see http://pregnancyandparents.org.uk/whatweoffer/active-birth-workshops/or contact the office to book your space.

– Preparing for Breastfeeding Workshop- New Dates Announced

What is a Preparing for Breastfeeding workshop?

Many pregnant women and their partners have told us that they worry about breastfeeding – they have heard stories of mothers encountering problems when breastfeeding. They know that breastfeeding is healthy for mothers and babies, but often they don’t know much about the practicalities.

This workshop starts by looking at how parents-to-be feel when they contemplate feeding their new baby. Building on what they already know about baby feeding, the discussion explores how breastfeeding supports mother-baby connection and provides babies with warmth, food, comfort and protection. Short video clips show what babies do when in skin to skin contact in the first hour after birth; how to help your baby attach well, and a variety of comfortable positions for feeding.

The workshop focuses on the practical aspects of how breastfeeding works, and how to avoid common difficulties.

How will the workshop benefit me and my partner?

The Preparing for Breastfeeding workshop is helpful for all prospective parents who would like a deeper understanding of mother and baby biology. Learning about the instinctive ways babies and mothers help each other when beginning breastfeeding can take away some of the fear of the unknown. Understanding the signs that all is going well, learning how to recognise when expert help is needed and knowing where to get it quickly, can help new parents feel much more confident. Sometimes partners can feel left out when their newborn baby is breastfeeding. We discuss the vital role that partners play in nurturing mother and baby, and explore the many ways partners can bond with their breastfeeding baby.

The workshop is run by Karla Napier, a very experienced breastfeeding advisor and lactation consultant.

How to book

  • 7th February
  • 4th April
  • 6th June

All courses run on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 9pm.

Please contact us on: info@pregnancyandparents.org.uk if you would like to book any of the above courses or register your interest in future dates after June 2018.

The workshop is designed to include information relevant to partners too, but women are welcome to attend without a partner.

£12 per person or £18 for a couple (concessions available)

To book your place please contact the PPC office via email

– Choice of Birthplace Information leaflet

Parents have a choice about where to have their babies – at home, in a midwife led unit, or in an obstetric-led unit. The leaflet in the link below draws on the large Birthplace study. It provides clear, unbiased information to help parents make a decision about place of birth. It suggests that for women who are healthy and well, expecting normal labours and births, birth centres and home births offer some advantages without compromising safety. Overall, in community and midwife-led settings women and babies have fewer interventions and babies have good outcomes.

You can access the leaflet 2015 Birth place information sheet