Parent Education

Becoming a parent can be one of the most rewarding and challenging times of your life and it is very normal to feel overwhelmed about taking your baby home for the first time. Accessing parent education sessions in pregnancy can support and help you prepare for the arrival of your baby during pregnancy. Attending education classes also gives you the opportunity to meet other parents-to-be who will be going through similar experiences as you so meeting others can really help.

Families who learn together in their pregnancy and have support from others often find the transition to parenthood a little easier as they know what to expect and have some coping strategies for dealing with common challenges in the postnatal period.

Our education classes are here to support you ahead of your baby’s arrival, helping you, your family and your baby connect throughout your journey to build a strong and loving relationship.

Womb to World Antenatal Programme

Here at Walsall we run a bespoke ‘Womb to World Antenatal Programme’ tailored to support you and your family in your transition to parenthood and beyond.

Our Womb to World Antenatal Programme adheres to the Baby Friendly UNICEF standards with four sessions being delivered virtually on Microsoft Teams over 4 weeks, each month. Sessions are delivered by health care practitioners who will be supporting you throughout your pregnancy and beyond into parenthood, from the Maternity Service, Health in Pregnancy Service and Infant Feeding Service.

To join our sessions please contact:

  • Your Community Midwife
  • Any midwife within maternity at Walsall Manor Hospital
  • Health in Pregnancy Service: 01922 423252
  • Infant Feeding Service: 01922 605248
  • Health Visiting Service: 01922 603074

A referral will then be sent within your electronic record to the Womb to World Team and you will receive an email informing you of your allocated month for the sessions and the details for attending.


Florence (Flo) is another really useful tool for parents to be, Flo is our free texting service that provides you with hints and tips on responsive parenting and breastfeeding, covering topics like bonding with your baby, safe sleep and normal newborn behaviours. If you require feeding support you can also text HELP/SORE anytime to Flo and a member of our infant feeding team will contact you within working hours to see how we can support you. If you haven’t been signed up to Flo please ask your midwife to refer you.

For further resources on parenting you can access leaflets on your maternity notes app, ask your midwife or visit some of the resource links below:

For more information on parenting support in Walsall please visit:

Infant feeding education

Antenatal Breastfeeding Education

Dorset Healthcare (External link)
This course provides a great foundation of knowledge on how to prepare to Breastfeed your baby and get breastfeeding off to a good start.

ABM Team Baby

The ABM have made their ‘Team Baby’ online course free. (External link)

Team baby: getting ready to breastfeed is a free online course from the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. They’ve been supporting new families for 40 years and know that breastfeeding is teamwork. It’s about knowing how breastfeeding happens, knowing how newborns behave, accessing qualified support when things are challenging, providing encouragement and emotional support – and practical support around the home too.

This module is aimed mainly at an expectant couple: the parents-to-be.

However, it’s also useful for the grannies and grandads and the sisters and the brothers and the aunties and the uncles. Perhaps you didn’t breastfeed yourself? Or you did long ago when recommendations were different?

It might also be for the friends of a single parent who are going to be there for them in the early days of life with a new baby.

Infant Feeding Padlet Resource

You can access information about Infant Feeding here.

Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We will be providing lots of factual evidenced-based information and handy tips.

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