Bump to Babe

Bump to Babe is a course of three 2-hour antenatal classes to prepare you for the birth of your baby and caring for your newborn. This group is suitable for mums to be and a partner from 25 weeks pregnant, living in Luton*

Bump to Babe is facilitated by midwives, health visitors and children’s centre practitioners. It aims to raise confidence regarding labour and birth, caring for a newborn and the impact of having a newborn.  Information is also provided on what is happening in Luton for families both during pregnancy and following the birth. In addition, expecting parents can meet others in a similar situation to themselves.

There are courses starting each month, usually the second week in. Ideally, the three weeks are to be attended all in the same month and at the same location. Specific dates can be found below.

*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.
Please note- Luton Council Flying Start Children’s Centre is committed to protecting your privacy. We will use your information to help us to support you and your family through our services. Your information will be processed in a manner that is compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018. For information about how we store your data and to view our Privacy Notice please visit the useful documents area of our website- www.flyingstartluton.com

Please call  01582 548356 or email flyingstartparenting@luton.gov.uk to book your place

We will need the following information to confirm your place:

  • Name
  • Luton Address
  • Mobile
  • Email
  • Expected due date
  • Is a partner coming with you?
  • How did you hear of this course?
  • Is this your first baby?

Dates and locations

Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Flying Start North in Limbury Children’s centre, Icknield Way, Lu3 2JR

  • (15,22 and 29 October)
  • (12,19 and 26 November)
  • (14,21 and 28 January)
  • (11, 18 and 25 February)
  • (10, 17 and 24 March)

Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30am

Flying Start South in The Mall (Children’s Centre above Thorntons shop) LU1 2TW

  • (16,23 and 30 October)
  • (13,20 and 27 November)
  • (15,22 and 29 January)
  • (12,19 and 26 February)
  • (11, 18 and 25 March)

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm

Flying Start Central in Stopsley Baptist Church on St Thomas’ Road, LU2 7XP

  • (16,23 and 30 October)
  • (13,20 and 27 November)
  • (15,22 and 29 January)
  • (12,19 and 26 February)
  • (11, 18 and 25 March)

Thursdays 4pm to 6pm

Flying Start West in Leagrave (Children’s Centre next to Leagrave Primary School) on Strangers Way, LU4 9ND

  • (17, 24 and 31 October)
  • (14,21 and 28 November)
  • (16, 23 and 30 January)
  • (13,20 and 27 February)
  • (12, 19 and 26 March)

Please note if the course has been crossed through it is fully booked!

However- if this is the only group you can make, we can add you to a waiting list. If anyone cancels off a fully booked course we can then let you know- please contact us if you wish to do this.

Please note that there will be no courses run in December 2019 due to bank holidays

What do parents think? Feedback from 2019 courses:

  • “Excellent council-run programme, informative and proves excellent guidance for new parents and highlights opportunities for safe parenting and feeding, bathing etc”
  • “This has helped me a lot as a first time mummy! Was worried about a lot of things about pregnancy related issues and also what to be done once baby is born e.g. breastfeeding, home safety equipment, birthing etc. Thank you so much!”
  • “Very informative, very helpful, very satisfying, comforting, fun, warming and relieving”

Videos of previous sessions

Brain development videos:

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

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