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Mums start baby classes in Harpenden to help expectant parents

PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 September 2018

Kerry and Linda in Mothercare. Picture: Kerry Fox

Kerry and Linda in Mothercare. Picture: Kerry Fox

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Two mums are bringing their parenting classes to Harpenden to offer help and advice to new and expectant parents.

The BABIES logo. Picture: Kerry FoxThe BABIES logo. Picture: Kerry Fox

Kerry Fox, a mum-of-two from Hitchin, is expanding her antenatal ‘Be Ready for Baby’ courses to Harpenden in October.

Kerry is the CEO of BABIES (Birth And Baby Information, Education, Support), which was started in 2011 under the name of Parentskool by a mum in Brighton.

As part of the four-week course, people can meet other local parents-to-be, in classes consisting of discussion, activities and practical elements. Topics covered will include safe sleep, feeding, handling a newborn, postnatal depression and all areas of baby care, such as washing, nappy changing and dressing.

The classes will be taught by Linda Sharples, a mum-of-two from Luton who is a trained class facilitator and post-natal doula.

Linda Sharples. Picture: Kerry FoxLinda Sharples. Picture: Kerry Fox

Kerry said: “Our Be Ready For Baby course content is in keeping with all current NHS, WHO and Unicef guidelines and we update our content in line with recent research and findings.

“The classes are different from other antenatal courses in that the content is not related to birth, but to the period of time afterwards.

“The information we provide in class demystifies everything to do with having a baby, so expectant parents don’t have to rely on internet searches, books or well-meaning family and friends.”

The classes will be held at Harpenden Library and will start on Thursday, October 4.

To book, or receive more information, go to https://www.babies.uk.com/courses/west_herts/

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