Bump to Babe

Please note due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel all Antenatal sessions until September.

Please find videos of past sessions below to watch. You can also access an online course for FREE using the access code HATTERS. Visit www.inourplace.co.uk and the antenatal course is called ‘Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and baby’

Antenatal information sheets April 2020

Videos of previous sessions

We would love your feedback! If you watch the videos below and want to feedback on how you found them please email flyingstartparenting@luton.gov.uk

We are aware they are old sessions but the content is still helpful and we will be re-recording as soon as groups are back to normal.

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:

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

Bump to Babe ONE DAY course (9am to 3.15pm)

Friday 11 December 2020 (To be confirmed) at Luton Irish Forum (LU2 0ES)

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
  • In this session I learnt how to talk, love and feed my baby
  • This should be made compulsory for first time parents
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge, clearing most of the doubts of labour, pregnancy etc.
  • I feel more confident because now I know what to expect.
  • Wow – things have changed – glad I came for an update!! Thanks

Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm

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

  • (8,15 and 22 September)
  • (13, 20 and 27 October)
  • (10, 17 and 24 November)

Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30am

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

  • (9, 16 and 23 September)
  • (14, 21 and 28 October)
  • (11, 18 and 25 November)

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm

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

  • (9, 16 and 23 September)
  • (14, 21 and 28 October)
  • (11, 18 and 25 November)

Thursdays 4pm to 6pm

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

  • (10, 17 and 24 September)
  • (15, 22 and 29 October)
  • (12, 19 and 26 November)

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.

Brain development videos:

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

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