Baby Steps

Baby Steps is an educational service for pregnant women and their partners/family.

About Baby Steps

Baby Steps is a nine-week perinatal parent education service, designed to prepare soon-to-be mums
and dads for becoming a parent.

How will Baby Steps support you?

Baby Steps supports pregnant women and their partners/family with having a baby, becoming a parent and giving their baby the best possible start. It includes workshops on how to care for a new baby and reducing the stress that often occurs with parents of a new baby.

As it takes place in a small relaxed group setting at local children’s centres, it also enables parents to meet other local parents and become more aware of local services.

What happens when you attend Baby Steps?

Baby Steps is broken down into nine sessions, each one looking at a different aspect of parenting and baby development. It is a relaxed and informal setting, with the rough breakdown below.

Session 1

How our Babies Develop

Introduction to the service and a chat about what our babies might be like.

Session 2

Health and Wellbeing

Looking at our health and how it affects our babies.

Session 3

Becoming a Parent

The challenges of parenthood.

Session 4

Giving Birth

The process of labour and birth.

Session 5

Caring for a baby

Looking at ways to care for and feed babies.

Session 6

Meeting our Babies

Getting to know our babies and forming early relationships.

Home Visit

Find out how it’s all going with your new baby.

Session 7

Welcoming our Babies

Bring your babies to the group and getting to know them.

Session 8

Bonding with our Babies

Things we can do in the local area.

Session 9

Our Families Future (the end of the service)

Hopes and wishes for the future.

What are the benefits of attending Baby Steps?

By attending Baby Steps parents gain confidence in becoming parents whilst also meeting other parents in a relaxed group atmosphere.

How to get involved

All eligible women are contacted by the provider if they are known to the midwifery services at Guys and St Thomas Hospital or King's College Hospital.

If you have not been offered Baby Steps you can phone or email the team, who will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Sheila O’Connor - LEAP Midwife

Phone: 07500 880 763

Sheila

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