Parent Education

Becoming a parent can be one of the most rewarding and challenging times of your life and whether it is your first on consecutive pregnancy our parent education sessions are designed to support you and help you prepare.

If you join face to face education sessions or virtual sessions you will have the opportunity to meet other parents-to-be.  They will be going through similar experiences as you so meeting others can really help.

Our education classes and courses are here to support you ahead of your new baby’s arrival, help you and your baby stay healthy throughout your journey and give you tips and advice how as a family you can start to build a strong relationship with your little one.

All our classes are free.

However you must be booked on to a course to attend, as places fill up quickly. Every class booking will accommodate the pregnant mother and her birth partner; however you are very welcome to attend alone.

In Walsall we also offer a variety of online parenting programmes, this enables parents to get the help and support they need working around a time that best suits the needs of the family.

For more information on parenting support in Walsall please visit:

http://www.mywalsall.org/walsallearlyhelp/parenting/

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.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is awaiting government recommendations to recommence classes. No face-to-face classes are currently taking place.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is awaiting government recommendations to recommence classes. No face-to-face classes are currently taking place.

“I enjoy reflexology as it is a special time for the pregnant mom to feel pampered, having a one to one session concentrating on her and her baby for a period of time that may be very infrequent in our busy lives, enabling her to feel relaxed and have some supportive massage in an empathetic way. This is also a protected time for me to distress in a tranquil environment. Reflexology is safe for pregnant moms and can encourage her to go into spontaneous labour by stimulating the pituitary, uterine  and adrenal reflexes areas.”
Gill, Community Midwife