Virtual groups for Parents-to-be and New Parents
If you are expecting, there are still plenty of ways for you to connect with other parents-to-be in Farnham and start preparing. If you are a new parent and would like access to baby massage or yoga, advice or groups there are lots available. Here is our round-up of the services available to you in Farnham and surrounding areas;
Mummas & Beans
Mummas and Beans Farnham are offering the following classes online now - Baby Massage, Song and Rhyme Time Sessions, Hypnobirthing, Couples Antenatal Courses, and Pregnancy Relaxation Sessions. Mummas and Beans offer totally unbiased, and non-judgemental Midwife devised antenatal education, and age appropriate baby classes. Their Antenatal Classes are suitable for first, second and third (plus) time parents and mums. Baby classes are suitable from birth. They start with Newborn, following through to Baby Massage, Sensory Baby Yoga and finishing with our messy play, Sensory Mummas, our courses will grow with your baby.
Click here for more information.
Now more than ever, it's important for you to feel supported and connected to local parents. Since we can't run our in-person events, many of our local NCT communities are hosting live online activities and meet-ups so you can feel connected without having to leave the comfort of your home.
Find out what's happening in your local area, or help organise an online event, by contacting your local community. Use the postcode search on the website to find your closest branch (there are several within this area).
Bump and Baby Club
During this period of social distancing, we’re running our classes via the video chat system, Zoom, where we create an atmosphere that feels like everyone is in the room. The sessions are super interactive and the screen is no barrier to the warmth and energy of our instructors, who answer your questions, share evidence-based information and kickstart friendships. Just like our in-person classes (which will be back after social distancing measures are lifted), our virtual experience is for local people whose babies are due around the same time as each other. We know how much you value having a group of like-minded locals to share the highs and lows with, along with playdates, precious milestones and first birthdays! Visit the website here.
The Mama Space are offering online hypnobirthing classes. There area group courses, private courses and 3 hour workshops to choose from. Please visit the website for course information.
Birth-Ed offer antenatal and hypnobirthing teaching, plus a new module ‘How to Have a Positive Birth During a Pandemic’. Visit the website for details of how to book onto these classes..
The Daisy Foundation
The Daisy Foundation have 'Daisy at Home' classes.
When it comes to early (or in fact any) stage of motherhood, any number of emotions can overwhelm us: confusion, joy, uncertainty, happiness, anxiety, Isolation, loneliness – and sometimes all at the same time! Daisy-At-Home helps mums who can’t access a class locally enjoy the sense of community, connection and safety that Daisy prides itself on.
Visit their website for details of how to access classes.
The three Busylizzy Franchises in this area - Farnham, Fleet and Camberley & Sandhurst - are all offering online memberships with classes for mums-to-be and mums of babies. There are classes included every day, including Mums-to-bee Yoga, Mums-to-bee Pilates and Baby Massage. Find details of what is on offer and how to join here.
The Blossoming Birth Company
The Blossoming Birth Company are offering some of their baby yoga and baby massage classes online! They are live via zoom so you can still connect with other parents. Visit the website here or Facebook for up to date information.
Tots Play are offeting their 'Baby Development Course (0 mths - 6 mths)' online. They provide simple ideas and techniques for loving play times that will help you connect, calm and have fun together while aiding your baby's development. Visit the website for this and other services.