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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 recomment 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 rsch.birthandbeyond@nhs.net

We also host a weekly Colostrum Collection Clinic on Thursday afternoons. Recommeded 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).

Sessions are held: 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30  Please attend promptly to reduce disruption.

Please note that this is the same talk given by our Infant Feeding Support Workers (green tunics) in the local Maternity Hubs.

Please note that there is no Colostrum Collection Clinic on Thursday the 23rd June 2022.

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 pregnacy
  • 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 rsch.birthandbeyond@nhs.net

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 pregancy 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 rsch.birthandbeyond@nhs.net