Pregnancy & Antenatal Information

Birmingham Forward Steps wish to offer all pregnant women the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings during pregnancy. We can support you to recognise and respond to your baby’s needs and develop a positive relationship with your growing baby in utero.

We can also support you to explore your thoughts and feelings about feeding your baby.

 

Please have a look at the resources below and get in touch using the postcode checker (found HERE) to book classes or have a chat with a Health Visitor or Antenatal Infant Feeding Worker.

Useful Information Videos – Pregnancy

Virtual Support During Pregnancy:

Are you pregnant? Do you have any questions that you want to ask a midwife? Then please join the monthly ‘Ask the Midwife’ Zoom sessions with midwives from Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital.

To register to join please go to https://yourbump.nhs.uk/ask-the-midwife/ or email the BUMP team on project.bump@nhs.net where you can also send in your questions in advance.  

 

Twitter @project_BUMP @Bsol_MVP

Facebook @BUMPNHS @Birmingham and Solihull MVP

Instagram – Bsolmaternityvoicespartnership

Birmingham Maternity Services

 

Contact Details:

  • Birmingham Women’s Hospital: switchboard- 0121 472 1377

  • City Hospital: switchboard 0121 554 3801

  • Good Hope & Heartlands Hospital: switchboard 0121 424 2000

 

Antenatal Classes

  • Solihull Approach offer FREE ‘understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby’ (virtual) classes. Available in English, Welsh, and Urdu. Women couples classes are also available.

 

To book: https://solihullapproachparenting.com/covid-19-free-online-antenatal-courses/

 

  • Birmingham Forwards Steps Antenatal Classes (TBC)

Please download the free Baby Buddy App onto your smart phone

 

https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/lets-get-started

 

The Baby Buddy App is your personal baby expert who will guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby’s life. The app has been designed with parents and professionals to help you give your baby the best start in life and support your health and wellbeing.

 

What are the features of the Baby Buddy App?

  • Bump/Baby Buddy– your virtual expert on all things pregnancy/baby so you can ask her a question at any time. Tap on your Buddy and she will read the app content aloud to you

  • Today’s information– daily bitesize chunks of information tailored to your stage of pregnancy/your baby’s age (available in the web version)

  • Ask me– type in any question and your Buddy will answer with expert

    information (available in the web version)

  • Remember to ask– allows you to keep track of the questions you want to ask at your next appointment

  • What does that mean?– you can find out what a word means (available in the web version)

  • Your appointments– you can enter the details of all your appointments and set yourself reminders to make sure you never forget an appointment

  • You can do it!– you can set yourself goals and your avatar will help you keep track of how things are going

  • Videos –a range of short videos you can watch (including From Bump to Breastfeeding, Out of the Blue and Small Wonders) (available in the web version)

  • Bump/Baby Around– with this geo-location feature you can find out about useful places near to you such as support groups

  • Bump/Baby Book– you can write about your thoughts and feelings of everything you’ve been doing during your pregnancy and the first few months of your baby’s life. You can even add photos and share pages with friends and family

  • Edit me– you can edit your avatar to look like you

  • Need more help?– list of useful organisation and support groups and their contact details

  • Tell us what you think – the opportunity to feedback to Best Beginnings on how you think the Baby Buddy app could be improved.

Feeding Your Baby

 

Please print or download the following leaflet to explore your options on how you could feed your baby. You can discuss your thoughts and feelings further with your midwife, health visitor or antenatal infant feeding worker to help you to make an informed choice that is right for your family.

 

Birmingham Forward Steps welcome you to get in touch for support with your feeding choices before and after the birth of your baby.

 

Download the leaflet HERE

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