Birthing and Parenting Groups
Title of Class: Baby Cafe Local – Breastfeeding support and information service
Class Description: Baby Cafe is an international network of breastfeeding cafes providing information and support to breastfeeding mums in a cafe style environment. With proper coffee, cakes and support from a Breastfeeding Counsellor you can feed your baby in comfort. 
All breastfeeding mums are welcome at any point on their journey – from starting to stopping and at any point in between.
Siblings are welcome too as we always have toys available.  
Age Range: Pregnant mums, newborn to whatever age you stop breastfeeding (& siblings of course!)
Location: Manna Cafe, Christ Church, High Street, TN1 1XF
Day: Friday 
Time: 10:00am – 12noon
Duration: 2 hours or drop-in
Price: Donations welcome (every penny goes towards running Baby Cafe Tunbridge Wells)
Course Length: Term Time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: www.facebook.com/bcltwells or twitter @bcltw
Contact Name: Jennie Yelverton – email bcltwells@yahoo.co.uk
Contact Phone Number: 01892 863627
Website Address: www.thebabycafe.org/
Venue Facilities: Lift, toilets, toys, changing mats, refreshments, multi-story car parking nearby
Coffee Connection
Title of Class: Coffee Connection – where parents meet parents
Class Description: Coffee Connection is a get together for ALL parents and parents-to-be.  Whether you’re new to Tunbridge Wells, live in a local village, have more than one child or are just looking for somewhere to sit and chat while your children play, all whilst enjoying a real coffee and homemade cake, then Coffee Connection is for you.
Age Range: Any
Location: The Camden Centre, Royal Victoria Place TN1 2SW
Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £2.00
Course Length: N/A
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: N/A
Contact Name: Cath Newland
Contact Phone Number: coffee.connection@outlook.com
Website Address: www.facebook.com/coffeeconnectiongroup
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, lift, nearby car parking and shopping centre

 

  DaisyBirth
Title of Class: Daisy Birthing Active Antenatal Classes
Class Description: Our all inclusive Active Antenatal method is a ground breaking, effective and all encompassing pregnancy class helping you to learn your antenatal education and active birth techniques in a truly effective way – anchored to your breath, your body and your movement – exactly where you will need it on your baby’s birthing day.

Our use of repetitive gentle flowing moves, incorporating some of our trademark “Rotate to Dilate” and “Accelerator Pedal” birth-orientated positions will have you riding the waves of labour with ease.

Classes support you on your journey as your baby grows with powerful, practical antenatal education, nourishing support and of course laughter too.

Daisy Birthing will help you stay active in pregnancy, ease those pregnancy symptoms and prepare you for a confident and calmer birth.

Classes can be started from 14 weeks of pregnancy and are taught over a six-week term.  Women can do as many terms as they wish until baby is born to help with muscle memory so that the techniques become inherent during labour.  Plus you feel all the benefits through pregnancy too.

Each class will deliver:
– Traditional antenatal education
– Active birth awareness
– An easy way to understand medical induction and interventions
– Flowing movement sequences anchored to your body and breath
– Breathing techniques for every stage of labour
– Relaxation techniques
– Peer-to peer support in a women only class

Classes are supportive of all birth choices and are adapted to suit (and in many cases help with) most pregnancy conditions and ailments.

Daisy Birthing – A practical, educational and supportive journey through labour and birth.

Also available is our 12 hour Daisy Parent Workshop for you and your birth partner.  Run over two saturdays, equally split between labour and birth, and newborn practical care, safety and calming.  Please enquire for details.

Age Range: 14 – 42 weeks of pregnancy
Location: The Freestyle Yoga Project, 42 High Street, TN1 1XF
(Class also on Wednesdays at Hurst Green Primary School, TN19 7PN)
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Price: £68.00
(discount available when booking 12 week block)
Course Length: 6 weeks
Requires Parental Supervision: N/A
Free Trial Available: Try with no obligation
Contact Name: Anna Hayes
Contact Phone Number: 0777 368 5765 or email: anna-hayes@thedaisyfoundation.com
Website Address: http://thedaisyfoundation.com/antenatal-classes-in-kent-and-sussex-anna-hayes/

https://www.facebook.com/DaisyFoundationTunbridgeWellsRother

Venue Facilities: Toilets, multistory car park nearby (£1.00 after 6pm)
StMatts
Title of Class: Lone Parent Group
Description: St Matt’s Church, High Brooms holds a regular lone parent group, usually on the first Saturday of the month in the Church Centre, except in May and August when it is the second Saturday.

Single parents and their children are welcome.

Age Range: N/A
Location: St Matt’s Church, High Brooms Road TN4 9BW
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00am – 12:00 noon
Duration: 2 hours
Price: FREE
Course Length: NA
Contact Name: St Matt’s Church Office
Contact Phone Number: 01892 618 108
Website Address: www.stmattschurch.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilet
Title of Class: NCT Classes
Class Description: Your local NCT offers a wide range of courses in and around Tunbridge Wells including Antenatal (for first and subsequent babies), Postnatal, Waterbirth and Introducing Solids to support you through pregnancy, birth and life as a parent. Every NCT course gives you the chance to get information, one to one support and meet other parents who live in your area.

For details on your nearest course please use the contact details provided below.

Age Range: N/A
Location: Various
Day: Various
Time: Various
Duration: Various
Price: Various – Discounts and Instalment options available- Please contact us to discuss in confidence
Course Length: Various
Requires Parental Supervision: N/A
Contact Name: Ali
Contact Phone Number: 0208 752 2385 or email bookings4nct.org.uk
Website Address: www.nct.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Varies according to venue

 

  Hypnobirthing midwife
Title of Class: The Hypnobirthing Midwife
Class Description: Hypnobirthing is primarily the mind/body connection with birth which incorporates self-hypnosis to eliminate negative thoughts around birth, predominantley the fear of birth itself and the pain experienced.  Hypnosis is quite simply deep relaxation which instils a feeling of total control and calmness during birth.  This calmness brings with it a clear mind for staying in control as well as being aware of the changes in the birthing body and being able to make decisions when required.  The aim of the Hypnobirthing course is to teach you and your birthing partner the importance of replacing fear with confidence during birth.  You will learn how fear and tension can work against the birthing body, making the birthing process often more difficult.  Being confident in the birthing body will enable it to work easily and more efficiently.  This, together with self hypnosis and relaxation, massage and breathing techniques will ensure you remain calm and relaxed, promoting a positive, gentle and calm experience of birth for both you, your partner and baby.

In addition to being a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner, I am also a Registered Midwife BSC Hons and I teach you what to expect during birth and the physiology of the birthing process.  Having that additional knowledge and understanding enhances your own knowledge and inevitably gives you both confidence and trust.

Please do contact me should you require any further information.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thehypnobirthingmidwife

Twitter: hypnobirthingmidwife@anne_bayati

Age Range: N/A
Location: Private Courses are based in your own home.

Group courses are based at:
The Parish Room, St. Lukes Parish Church, Chiddingstone Causeway TN11 8JE

Day: Monday – Sunday for Private Courses
Saturday and Sunday for Group Courses.
Time: Private Course: flexible times
Group Courses: 11:00am – 5:30pm (half and hour for lunch)
Duration: Private Courses: duration of each session is flexible according to preference
Group Courses: 6 hours/ session (2 sessions in total)
Price: Private Course: £350.00 
Group Course: £220.00
Course Length: Private Course: 8 hours in total, split according to preference
Group Course: 12 hours in total, split in to 2 sessions
Requires Parental Supervision: N/A
Free Trial Available: No
Contact Name: Anne Bayati
Contact Phone Number: 07725 121 419
Website Address: www.thehypnobirthingmidwife.co.uk
Venue Facilities:

Yoga mats and birthing balls are provided at the venue for group courses

Free parking, toilets, kitchen, across the road from the local pub ‘The Brown Jug’

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