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HAPPY Online Antenatal Course

Contact details and a summary of what our projects are delivering during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at: https://www.betterstartbradford.org.uk/news/stillheretohelp/

The HAPPY online antenatal programme is a free and friendly eight-week programme for pregnant women between 22 and 32 weeks’ pregnant living in Better Start Bradford area (Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton). Check if you’re in this area using our postcode checker.

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The sessions are a relaxed way to think about your transition to parenthood and particularly any challenges around healthy lifestyles.

Over eight fun and interactive online sessions you’ll learn all about:

  • Understanding your baby and babies’ brain development
  • Breastfeeding and bonding with your baby
  • Being active in safe ways
  • Your future as parents and as a healthy family
  • The need to nurture yourself
  • Preparing for birth and beyond

With so much uncertainty at the moment due to COVID-19, they are also a great way to meet other women who are likely to be experiencing many of the same hopes and fears as you. At the end of the eight weeks you’ll receive a free gift and there’s a celebration baby shower too.

There’s a 2 hour session every week for eight weeks with up to ten women in a group. Groups are currently meeting online over Zoom and are led by experienced, trained practitioners. Your partner or a family member is welcome to join you on the video calls.

To ask about joining a HAPPY group you can speak to your midwife, or you can contact 01274 513300 / [email protected] or contact the Perinatal Administrators on 07852 418690

HAPPY is provided by Barnardos.