Pregnancy Services from Flying Start Luton

COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy information

Early pregnancy is an exciting time but can also bring anxieties. For parents expecting a baby living in Luton*, we can provide free groups and support. Our aim is to offer expectant parents information, advice and support about pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Flying Start are partnered with Active Luton and Total Wellbeing Luton to bring  you a range of antenatal services. Please find these outlined in the leaflet below:

Luton Antenatal Services 2020-21

Also…

NEW! ESOL FOR PREGNANCY COURSE (English for speakers of other languages)

Pregnancy course increase confidence in discussing important decisions in pregnancy- click on link above for  more information

Solihull Online E-Learning

You can access an nhs-approved online antenatal course for FREE using the access code HATTERS. Visit www.inourplace.co.uk and register with your Luton postcode and the access code. The antenatal course is called ‘Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and baby’

Healthy Pregnancy Programme

Total Wellbeing offer support to women in pregnancy through their Healthy Pregnancy Programme. They run groups and services linked to weight management including nutrition and physical activity. They also offer stop smoking and emotional wellbeing support.

To find out more, visit their website

Services include free Health Walks for pregnant women in Luton

  • Mondays 11am to 12pm at Wardown Park
  • Thrusdays 11am to 11.45am at Inspire Sports Village

Other Virtual Services

Online Bump, Birth and Baby Stuff Antenatal Classes

If you’re preparing for your new arrival, the videos linked below have been created in partnership with midwives and the NHS Baby Friendly Team in Central Bedfordshire. They are designed to help you find out more about birth, caring for you and your baby, and feeding your baby. Please be aware that the contact number will be different for Luton families. Please call 03334050087 for the Health Visiting Duty Desk in Luton or email flyingstart@luton.gov.uk and we can make sure someone gets back to you with any queries.

Click on one of the following links to watch a video about:

Videos of past Bump to Babe 3-week antenatal classes can be viewed here:

Bump to Babe- Recorded Sessions

Online Breastfeeding Course:

La Leche League are running a Beginning Breastfeeding Online Course, please email edd@laleche.org.uk with your name, contact number, location and estimated due date. They will get in touch with the next available course for you.

*Please note if your address is close to Luton but is technically under Central Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire council you will not be able to book our free course (e.g. Slip End, Caddington, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Kensworth etc.) There are other free services available in other areas, please contact the council you pay your taxes to for more information.

For more information or assistance, call Flying Start on 01582 548356 or email flyingstartparenting@luton.gov.uk

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