I’m sure many of you will have heard Baby Steps perinatal sessions have been stopped due to the current COVID 19 pandemic.
The Baby Steps Team are working hard to keep Baby Steps groups going digitally, with telephone support from midwives and health visitors and posted information/support .
We will be in touch with everyone we have engaged with up to now personally via text or telephone.
We are excited to be putting something new together and giving you something to look forward to receiving each week in these difficult times.
Please call us on 443744 or 443745 for any further information.
We will be in touch soon.
Baby Steps Team
About Baby Steps
Baby Steps is a free, fun, informative and structured antenatal and early postnatal programme for expectant families.
The programme is provided by Family Nursing and Home Care and delivered by experienced Health Visitors, Midwives and skilled facilitators.
Mums and their partners are invited to join groups at around 27-31 weeks of their pregnancy and the course will then run for six consecutive antenatal sessions. We will then re-join for a further three postnatal sessions once all the babies have been born within the group. The sessions run at various venues across the island and often take place at 6-8pm in the evening. Tea, Coffee and biscuits are provided.
What the Baby Steps Programme covers
The programme will give you lots of interactive opportunities to prepare for a new life with your baby. We cover a wide range of topics such as:
- Physical and Brain development of your unborn baby
- Changes for you and your partner (relationship, physical, emotional, lifestyle)
- Health and Wellbeing
- Labour and Birth
- Feeding your baby
- Practical care of your baby
- Emotional aspects of becoming parents
- Interacting with baby in the early days
- Hand and Footprint painting with the babies on your return to the postnatal sessions.
This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your transition to parenthood, learn all the up to date research and make some friends along the way.
If you are interested please speak to your community midwife or contact the Baby Steps team directly on -
01534 443744/01534 443745