The news that a baby is on the way is an exciting time but can also be a scary one.  Most parents need a little extra support to get ready for their new arrival and we are here to help.

Preparing for Baby

This is our antenatal course which prepares you to become a parent, throughout pregnancy to the birth of your child. The four week course covers the baby’s development in the womb and what to expect during labour.  It also covers the important basics of the first few weeks such as bathing, breastfeeding and local health and support networks available.  

The four week course for you and your partner, friend or relative is £60.00, with single sessions available at £12.00 each.

For the most up-to-date course timetables and to find out how to book your place please contact our Families and Parenting Service on 0191 272 7824.

And for Riverside Area Parents only we also offer the following:

Baby’s Here

A four week programme for you and your newborn baby. It covers topics for the first important stage of your baby’s life including thinking about parenting styles, dealing with baby’s development and protecting the baby.

We do offer these services free of charge in some areas, so please contact us to find out if you are eligible.

To find out more, use our contact us form or ring 0191 272 7824.

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