Island Midwives offers free and paid for Isle of Wight antenatal classes throughout the year including our ever-popular bump and babies sessions and antenatal classes.
Coming together as a group and meeting like-minded people is an important part of the process. Meet other parents-to-be at our events across the Isle of Wight.
Bumps and babies – Every Wednesday afternoon
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Location: Congregational Church Hall Pyle Street Newport PO30 1UH
Everyone welcome. We offer free feeding (breast and bottle) support. Donations welcome to cover hall hire.
If you are wanting to see Jane Hawksley Midwife Lactation consultant regarding tongue tie assessment please contact her in advance just in case she is not available.
Isle of Wight Antenatal Classes
Advances booking essential via Jeannette.email@example.com
Fee: £95 per couple
Location: The Studio Gurnard Pines Cockleton Lane Cowes PO31 8QE Free parking
Time: Every Sunday from 10am until 3pm with a break. Lunch is available from the on-site cafe.
Our Isle of Wight antenatal classes offer a relaxed environment designed to prepare you for the arrival of your baby.
- Normal labour
- Due dates
- Preparing for labour
- Writing a birth preferences plan
- Coping with early labour
- Active labour
- New Baby
When help is needed: Antenatal problems. Induction of labour, Issues arising in labour
Coping with labour: self help and medications, Optimal (delayed cord clamping), Getting feeding started, Normal newborn behaviours.
Recovery: Bleeding and healing, Feeding and Emotions, Coping with a newborn, practical skills (nappies and dressing), support available in postnatal period.
Relaxation for pregnancy and Birth: Guided relaxation exercises and patterned breathing techniques.
- March 24th 2019
- May 5th 2019
- June 9th 2019
- July 21st 2019
- No class in August