Complimentary Antenatal Classes
Birth and Beyond Complimentary is recommended for all birthing people and their partners registered with Royal Surrey Maternity.
This free service covers the essential elements of pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. Here are the reasons why you should register for Birth and Beyond Complimentary;
- Access to the live stream tour of our Maternity Unit including our alongside midwife led birthing suite, consultant led pool room and postnatal ward where vacant
- 6+ hours of live sessions
- Ability to direct your questions to our midwives during live streams
- 24/7 access to information via your due date Antenatal Education Hub
Accessing your due date Antenatal Education Hub is simple. You will either be sent a direct link to your recommended Facebook hub within your booking email or you can search ‘AE Hub for [due month][due year]’ on Facebook e.g, AE Hub: For January 2022.
To confirm your eligibility to Birth & Beyond Complimentary classes and resources, answer the joining questions and confirm that you have read and agreed to the group’s rules. Please take the time to complete these steps to join your hub. Incorrect or missing information could delay your acceptance. Pseudonyms may be used within the hub but registration requires your given name to confirm your request to join.
Access to some sessions is available for non Facebook users on request.
Antenatal Breastfeeding class
This online breastfeeding class is taught by a member of our Infant Feeding team and has been designed to prepare and support Royal Surrey parents on their breastfeeding journey. We recommend that you attend this class from 30 weeks of pregnancy.
A member of our infant feeding team will discuss:
- Relationship building (bump bonding), and the part breastfeeding plays in this.
- Colostrum Collection.
- The importance of establishing the foundations of health and how colostrum milk and breastfeeding can support this.
- Normal new-born behaviour and how this often conflicts with societies expectations.
- Correct positioning and attachment at the breast.
- Where to find practical support.
- What you can do to prepare for Breastfeeding.
There will also be time to answer your questions about infant feeding.
We warmly welcome partners to attend this course with you. Research has shown that when partners receive the same antenatal education as the breast/chest feeding parent feeding intentions/plans are more likely to be successful.
These free classes are available for clients who are registered to birth with Royal Surrey Maternity. Book your place via the hidden Eventbrite link provided in your Antenatal Education Hub. You will receive an Eventbrite confirmation email within 24hours of booking. If, after checking your junk mail folder, you have not received your confirmation email contact the Birth & Beyond team at email@example.com
We also host a weekly Colostrum Collection Clinic on Thursday afternoons. Recommended attendance from 34 weeks of pregnancy. Attend one of the 30min slots to learn more about how to collect and safely store your Colostrum. You will also be able to purchase a Collection pack (£3 correct cash only).
Drop in sessions are held: 14:30 and 15:00 Please attend promptly to reduce disruption. Additional booked appointments available for clients under the diabetic team.
Please note that this is the same talk given by our Infant Feeding Support Workers (green tunics) in the local Maternity Hubs.
Antenatal Physiotherapy Class
We are delighted to team up with Royal Surrey's Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team to provide a series of classes to support you to have a healthier pregnancy and a smoother postnatal recovery.
During this antenatal class our specialist physiotherapists will cover topics including:
- how your body changes in pregnancy
- tips to stay comfortable during pregnancy
- exercise advice for pregnancy
- antenatal pelvic floor exercise advice
You can join these classes from 12 weeks of pregnancy. These free classes are available for women registered to birth with Royal Surrey Maternity. Book your place via the hidden Eventbrite link provided in your Antenatal Education Hub. You will receive an Eventbrite confirmation email within 24hours of booking. If, after checking your junk mail folder, you have not received your confirmation email contact the Birth & Beyond team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Postnatal Physiotherapy Class
Looking for tips for postnatal recovery and how to exercise safely after giving birth? Our specialist pelvic health physiotherapy team run a free postnatal class for women/clients who have birthed with Royal Surrey Maternity.
This class is suitable from four weeks post birth and includes:
- healing following pregnancy and birth
- returning to exercise
- everything you need to know about your pelvic floor
Book your place via the hidden Eventbrite link provided in your Antenatal Education Hub. A confirmation email will be received within 24hours of booking. If after checking your junk mail folder, you have not received your confirmation email contact the Birth & Beyond team at email@example.com