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Antenatal Classes & Services


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Antenatal Classes (Tiny Toes, Bumps and Babies)

The Greenhouse, Amos Drive, Greencroft Industrial Park, Annfield Plain, Durham, DH9 7XN

Offering aromatherapy consultations, birth planning and a range of antenatal classes, including a 3 hour interactive Whistle Stop Class, Preparing your Pets for Baby, and a Sibling Antenatal Class for little ones including a goody bag and Certificate.

Whistle Stop Class: £25 per person/couple.
Preparing your Pets Class: £12.50 per couple.
Sibling Class: £15 per child (25% siblings discount).

Antenatal Courses (NCT)

Newcastle
Heaton Community Centre, Heaton
Trinity Centre, Gosforth
Sunderland & South Tyneside
Sunderland Friends Meeting House, Roker
Durham
Durham City Baptist Church, Gilesgate

The Signature Antenatal course consists of 14 hours over 2 weekend sessions, with a 2 hour reunion for participants and babies. Practical, hands-on and friendly course focusing on all aspects of labour and birth, including emotional wellbeing and the right choices for you.

From £184

Antenatal & Postnatal Support (Birth, Baby & Family)

Newcastle Street, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE29 0DE
Tel: 07885 774 279

A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting, providing antenatal classes and postnatal groups. Plus 1:1 sessions, including pregnancy/postnatal/new baby consultations, birth debrief service, sleep support, mothers/parent coaching sessions.

From £40 per session.

Antenatal Sessions (QE Gateshead)

QE Maternity, Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, NE9 6SX
Tel: 0191 445 2763

Parentcraft (2 hrs)
Information regarding labour and delivery.
– 2nd Tuesday of the month at QE Maternity Unit.
– Last Friday of the month at Blaydon Childrens Centre.

New Beginnings (2hrs)
Information about caring for your newborn.
– Monthly sessions at QE Maternity Unit.

Tour of the unit (30 mins-1 hr)
Tour of pregnancy assessment unit, delivery suite and postnatal ward.

All sessions free of charge, couples welcome.
Recommended from 34 weeks of pregnancy.

 

Books, Bumps & Babies (Central Library)

Wednesdays 3pm – 3.45pm
All year round

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8420

For new and expectant parents. Share books and bonding with your bump or baby. Come along and meet other parents.

Free, drop-in.
0-2 years.

Breastfeeding Antenatal Workshop (QE Gateshead)

Tel: 0191 445 2763

Chowdene Childrens Centre: 1st Tuesday of the month, 1.30-3.30pm.
Blaydon Childrens Centre: 2nd Monday of the month, 10am-12pm.
QE Maternity Unit: 3rd Monday of the month, 2-4pm.
QE Maternity Unit: Last Tuesday of the month for couples, 2-4pm.

Providing knowledge and practical skills, giving support in making informed decisions on feeding your baby

All sessions free of charge.
Recommended from 34 weeks of pregnancy.

Bump Club (The Nest)

2nd Monday of each month, 6.30 – 8.30pm
From Mon 13th Jan 2020

The Nest Café, 417-419 Durham Rd, Low Fell, NE9 5AN
Tel: 07533 887 500

An informal get-together for mums-to-be and birth partners or friends. Guests speakers talk about support available locally, and new mums are invited to chat to you about ‘the realities’ of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Refreshments available to purchase.

Free, register your interest in advance.

 

Couples Antenatal Courses (Bump, Baby and Beyond)

Mondays 6.30 – 8.30pm

St Aidans Church Hall, Princes Rd, Brunton Park, Newcastle, NE3 5NF
Tel: 07795 438 135

A 6 week course covering many aspects of labour, birth and life with a new baby. The groups are small, friendly and informal with a focus on providing up to date, reliable and honest information and an invaluable support network for the early days of parenthood.

Daisy Birthing (Bump, Baby and Beyond)

Tuesdays 6.30 – 8pm

Trinity Church Gosforth High Street, High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AG
Tel: 07795 438 135

A 6 week course based on the ‘Active Antenatal’ method. Each session includes antenatal and active birth education, yoga based movement, breathing techniques, relaxation and birth hypnosis, and can help build a social network for support in the early days of parenthood.

Suitable from 16 weeks of pregnancy onwards.

Doula and Antenatal Facilitator (Rebecca Egan)

Durham and surrounding area.
Tel: 07813 202 001
@NorthTynesideNCT

An NCT trained Doula and Antenatal Facilitator offering 1:1 bespoke antenatal classes, tailored to your needs and at a time and place to suit you. Also offering a Doula service, providing informative, compassionate care throughout your pregnancy and birth.

Doula & Massage (SoamesTherapy)

Portland Road, Newcastle
Tel: 07789 010 317
@soamestherapy

Specialist Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage therapist with over 15 years experience. Enjoy a relaxing, safe, full-body massage to ease muscle aches common in pregnancy and postnatal. Partners can attend to learn techniques. Postnatal Doula offering support in the early days, especially with breastfeeding.

Massage from £40, gift vouchers available.

Doula & Birth Coaching (Birth Rising)

@birthrising

Doula, 1:1 Birth Preparation Coaching and Group Courses supporting pregnant women to feel clear, confident and unstoppable in planning a powerful birth on their own parameters. 1:1 coaching usually based in clients own home.

Group sessions from £50.
1:1 Coaching Programme from £600.

Doula & Mizan Therapy (The Red Shed)

Beech Grove, Blackhall Mill, Gateshead
Tel: 07866 80 60 58

Mizan massage therapy uses traditional healing techniques to improve the health of the reproductive and digestive systems. Placenta Encapsulation pills can help to heal, sustain, and strengthen your body after birth. A holistic doula service is available.

Mizan Massage Therapy (3 hours): £95
Placenta Encapsulation: from £150
Doula Services: from £1350 (includes Mizan therapy, Hypnobirthing & Placenta Encapsulation)

Expectant Parents Events (Parenting North East CIC)

Arch 22, Forth Goods Yard, off Forth Street, Newcastle, NE1 3PG
Tel: 0191 230 2273

Qualified breastfeeding peer support, sling consultants and your local reusable nappy librarian are on hand offering demos, advice and answering questions. Receive 10% off anything in store and an eco conscious gift bag, plus hot drinks and cake.

£5 per attendee, booking essential.

Hypnobirthing (North East Hypnobirthing)

Cullercoats, North Tyneside
Tel: 07596 440 735
@northeasthypnobirthing

A 3 week hypnobirthing course covering a host of techniques to help have a calm, positive experience whatever way your birth happens, to equip you and your birth partner to know your options and confidently make choices. Private sessions are also available.

Couples group course from £197 per couple.
Private classes from £297.

Hypnobirthing (Wise Old Owl Hypnobirthing)

Monkseaton
Tel: 07940 298 172
@wiseoldowlhypnobirthing

Madeleine Findlay is an experienced midwife specialising in helping women and their partners to prepare for birth in the most positive way. Teaching techniques to make a difference to the birth experience. Group couples courses up to 10 hours are held in Monkseaton, or 1:1 bespoke courses can take place in your own home.

Group course from £150, 1:1 course £250.

Hypnotherapy & Birth Preparation (Ruth Olayinka)

Chopwell, Gateshead
Tel: 07904 643175
@rutholayinkahypnobirthing

Offering bespoke 1:1 services, including  hypnosis/therapy sessions for previous birth trauma resolution, hypnosis and NLP fear release sessions for the birthing mother and fertility support hypnosis. Courses are flexible and can be tailored to fit your needs and budget. Based in Chopwell or can deliver sessions in your home if preferred if within reasonable distance.

From £65 per session, from £325 per programme.

Parenting Support (Milk & Mums)

Concord House, Speculation Place, Washington, NE37 2AS
Tel: 07919 360 014

Providing information and support to new parents, with group sessions and 1:1 sessions in your home, including antenatal workshops, postnatal workshops, holistic sleep coaching and introducing solids. Also offering tongue tie treatment and breastfeeding help and support, including free drop-in weekly sessions in Birtley.

Introducing solids: from £20
Antenatal/postnatal/sleep coaching: from £40
Tongue tie treatment: from £175

Parenting Workshops & Psychology Sessions (The Kind Mind)

Newcastle
Tel: 07704 569 289
@thekindmindlimited

Workshops on a range of topics delivered by experienced clinical psychologists, including: parents-to-be and parents with newborns, toddlers, primary school age and teens. Also individual psychology sessions for people who may prefer a bespoke service.

Workshops from £30.
1:1 sessions from £75.

Parents To Be Events (Mamas&Papas)

Sun 24th Nov & 1st Dec, 10am – 12pm

Team Valley Retail World, Dukesway, Gateshead, NE11 0BD

Parent to Be events are held on selected weekends throughout the year. You can meet other new and expectant parents, with staff on hand to answer questions and give product demonstrations, and essential first aid advice from industry experts. Plus receive exclusive savings AND a free goody bag!

Free. Book online.

Positive Birth Movement (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Monthly meeting, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

The Oats & Eggs Pantry, 413 Chillingham Road, Newcastle, NE6 5QU

A group for those living in and around Newcastle who are interested in birth and in particular making birth a positive experience.

Free.

Pregnancy Massage, Physiotherapy & MOT (Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic)

37 Mere Knolls Road, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 9LG
Tel: 0191 548 3388

Pregnancy massage using specifically tailored techniques with pillows for support, suitable from 14 weeks. Physiotherapy can help to ease common pregnancy related pains. A Mummy MOT is recommended from 6 weeks after delivery to assess posture, breathing, abdominal muscles and pelvic floor to prevent health complaints.

Massage: 30 mins: £25. 60 mins: £40.
Physiotherapy: Consultation: £45. Review: £33.
Mummy MOT: Assessment: £75. Review: £45.

Pregnancy/Parent Support & Social (Tiny Toes, Bumps and Babies)

Tuesdays 1.30pm

Tesco Extra, Genesis Way, Consett, Durham, DH8 5XP

Support and social sessions are a chance for mammies, mammies to be and babies to be able to get together chat about what is on your mind, worries, little wins and experiences in a relaxed and friendly environment. Each session is facilitated by a registered Midwife.

£2 each to cover the cost of refreshments and resources.