Antenatal classes - Bump, Birth and Baby Stuff
Bedford Borough’s Bump, Birth and Baby Stuff is a collaborative education programme, providing seamless antenatal care to first time parents or as a refresher course, who live in Bedford Borough.
The partnership is made up of Bedford Borough Council, Bedford Hospital, NHS Bedfordshire Community Health Services and Bedford Borough’s Children’s Centres managed by the Early Childhood Partnership and Families First Bedfordshire.
Our ‘Bump, Birth and Baby Stuff’ antenatal classes will help you prepare for your new arrival, find out more about birth, caring for you and your baby, and feeding your baby, whether you are a first time mum/dad or for a refresher course.
Topics covered include:
- Responsive feeding
- Caring for our babies
- Play, development & responsive parenting
- Planning and getting ready
- Your health and wellbeing
Ideally, expectant mums should be at least 32 weeks gestation or more to attend this session and they must be a resident of Bedford Borough.
Partners are encouraged to attend too. In order for the venue to meet health and safety regulations, every person that wishes to attend will need to book an individual ticket. If you would like to bring a partner/friend/family member with you, please just book a second ticket in the name of that person.
See individual classes for timings, if the class is all day there will be a break for lunch so do bring a picnic/packed lunch with you. Drinks and light refreshments (biscuits and fruit) will also be available throughout the day.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOOKING SITE OPENS 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE COURSE STARTS. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOOK BEFORE THIS DATE.
For information and booking details, visit: https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/Bedfordshire/services/health-visiting/antenatal
Who to contact
- 0300 555 0606
- Eventbrite booking site
Best Start Bedford offer is a free service provided by Bedford Borough Council.
The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to parents and children inclusive of those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service/Provider and neither does Bedford Borough Council or its partners make any representations as to the accuracy of the information. Please contact the service provider directly for updates and accuracy of information.
Anyone working with children should have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service, (DBS) safeguarding policies and insurances in place, which they should make available to you on request.
- Age Bands
Parents and carers
0-4 years old
- SEN Provision Type