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In this section, we have information about NHS parent education classes.

If you have any queries please speak to your Community Midwife at your next appointment, or call the Community Midwives Office on 01932 722413.



Active Birth Class

Our active birth class is a one-off three hour session on either Saturday or Sunday at St Peter's Hospital, or Sunday at Ashford Hospital, Topaz Suite.

The class covers early labour at home, when to come into hospital, the different stages of labour, and ways of coping with labour including pain relief options.

The class is for first time mums-to-be and their partners only (no children), and women who have had a previous Caesarean Section.

You should book this class for when you are around 34 weeks pregnant. Please call 01932 722366 after your 12 week scan.


Physical Skills for Pregnancy and Labour

This session is for first time mums only between 12-30 weeks.

This physiotherapist led session will cover discomforts in pregnancy, pelvic floor, back care and coping skills for labour including breathing and relaxation.

Please call 01932 722366 after your 12 week scan for further information about these sessions.


Teen Parent Classes

If you are under 19 years old and expecting a baby, there are teens classes available. Please discuss your options with your Community Midwife who can refer you.


Breastfeeding Workshop

This half day session is for women only around 34 weeks and is held from 9.30am-12.30pm in the Parent Education Room, Ground Floor Abbey Wing, St Peter’s Hospital.

This session is led by our infant feeding team & will aim to provide you with up to date information on breastfeeding. To book a place please contact 01932 722366.


Breastfeeding Clinics and Support

For advice and support with breastfeeding please come along to one of our clinics:

Clarendon Children's Centre
Ashford, TW15 2HZ

01784 884181
12.30pm-2pm (drop in)
Snuggles and Cuddles at Sayes Court Children’s Centre,
Addlestone, KT15 1NB

01932 851502
12.30pm-2pm (drop in)
Baby Café at Clarendon Children’s Centre
Ashford, TW15 2HZ

01784 424759
Baby café at YPOD
Woking, GU21 6JD

01483 757160
Grovelands Sure Start Centre
Walton, KT12 2EQ

01932 229313


Multiple Births Classes

We provide three evening sessions for women and their partners lasting two hours each, held at St Peter's Hospital. This session also includes a tour of maternity and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Please call 01932 722366 to book your classes.


Dads to Be Classes

These sessions are for Dads to be only and are held the last Tuesday evening of every month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm Parent Education Room, ground Floor, Abbey Wing St Peter’s.

There’s no need to book!


Postnatal Ward Sessions

After you’ve had your baby, look out for our baby care sessions on Joan Booker Ward. This is a great opportunity to discuss caring for you and your baby in those first few weeks.

Maternity Numbers

Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line
0300 123 5473

Ante-natal Clinic
01932 722389

Maternity Appointments
01932 722366

Joan Booker Ward
01932 722291

Neonatal Ward
01932 722667

Ultrasound Queries
01932 722665

Visiting Times

Joan Booker Ward (Antenatal and Postnatal)

08.00hrs - 22.00hrs for partners only

13.00hrs - 20.00hrs for all other visitors. No more than 3 visitors at a time.

Children under 16 cannot visit at any time unless they are the brother/sister of the new baby


Labour Ward Visiting Hours

Partner allowed anytime

In labour a maximum of two birthing partners.

For all other visitors - visiting times are 2-4pm, 6-8pm. Only two visitors at a time during this period.

Children under the age of 16 are not able to visit unless they are siblings.

This is to improve patient safety, reduce infection risks, maintain a lean environment and to allow families quiet time to bond with their baby.