Antenatal Classes etc

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  1. maidenheadgirl

    maidenheadgirl New Member

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    Hi All
    Newbie here! I am six weeks at the moment. I was wondering when do you start antenatal classes and stuff? Also how do you meet other parents expecting around the same time as you?
     
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    Blueclass Well-Known Member

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    Antenatal classes don't start till 30+ weeks in my area. They are free on nhs you can do a NCT class but you have to pay for those and they are alot. If you go to your local centre they do coffee mornings which are free and you can meet people local to you.
    Good luck
     
  3. maidenheadgirl

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    Thanks Bluegrass. oh I didn't realise it was that late in the pregnancy. How do I find out about the NHS classes would you know?
     
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    Phoenix85 Well-Known Member

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    Here you start them after 28 weeks, but we are told to book at around 20 weeks to make sure you get a place. If you wait til 28 weeks to book you might not get a place on the ones before your due date.
    However you can start going to things like pregnancy yoga and aqua-natal classes as early as you like.
     
  5. Phoenix85

    Phoenix85 Well-Known Member

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    When I had my booking in appointment I got a load of booklets made by the NHS or my hospital (about screening tests & baby care etc) and there was an A4 print out/poster with details of all the ante natal classes they run.

    I'm sure your midwife will give you the info at one of your appointments.
     
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    twinkle90 Well-Known Member

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    Like above, they don't start until 28/30week mark. Just mention them to your midwife that your interested and she will put your name down. That's all I had to do.xx
     
  7. maidenheadgirl

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    Thanks ladies. New anxious mum here ;()
     
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    Hello, i am doing a dissertation of alternative therapy in pregnancy and was wondering if anyone could help me by answering some questions on it please, all responses will be gratefully received
    thank you.
     

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