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NHS Antenatal Education - South Lakes

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Bump Start Antenatal Sessions
Antenatal Exercise, Massage for Labour & Birthing Positions
Breastfeeding Workshop
Aquanatal Classes
Caring for baby

Breastfeeding Work Shop
For all mothers to be.

Boost your confidence about how to breastfeed, learn about optimal positioning and attachment, expressing and storage of milk and and what to expect in the early days of life with a breastfed baby.Come along and ask any questions you might have.
No need to book, but please check on www.babymaze.co.uk re any last minute changes of dates/ times.

All sessions held at Helme Chase Maternity Unit, Westmorland General Hospital, Burton Road, Kendal

Breastfeeding workshops take place once a month on Monday afternoons, from 2-4:30pm.  No booking necessary.

Upcoming workshops: 8th May 2017, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August 2017

Bump Start Sessions

Ante natal Education session for all mothers to be, attend anytime after 30 weeks pregnancy.   Ring Helme Chase Reception on 01539 795375 to book your 2 classes.  Sessions are held on Thursday afternoons or evenings and cover labour & birth, feeding, and postnatal baby care.


Antenatal Exercise, Massage for Labour & Birthing Positions

Session for mothers to be at any stage in pregnancy.
Session led by an obstetric physiotherapist.
No need to book, just come along with your birthing partner to one of the sessions listed below.
Come along to one of these sessions with the Women's health Physiotherapist to learn about
all of these topics:

1 Exercise in Pregnancy
2 Pelvic floor exercise
3 Back care in pregnancy
4 Massage for labour
5 Positions for labour and birth

You can attend the session with or without you birthing partner from booking until 30weeks of your pregnancy.

Physio sessions are held at Helme Chase monthly on Tuesdays from 6pm - 7pm.
Upcoming dates are: 6th June, 4th July, 1st August 2017

Caring for your baby

Monthly one-off drop-in sessions 3-4pm
Upcoming dates are:18th May, 12th June, 10th July 2017

Aquanatal Classes

Aquanatal classes are held every week in Dalton and Kendal. There is no separate fee for these classes, you just pay entry for the pool.  No booking is necessary and you can attend from 16+ weeks. 

Dalton Leisure Centre - Dalton in Furness
Tuesdays (women only): 8pm - 8.45pm
Wednesday (women and partners): 8pm - 8.45pm
01229 463125

Kendal Leisure Centre – Kendal
Mondays: 9am - 10am
01539 729777