Postnatal Leaflet Oxford July 2012 by F77WqH0

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									2. PARENT GROUPS                                             5. ADVICE AND SERVICES
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)                              NCT Helpline If you have any questions regarding your

                                                                                                                                POSTNATAL
Pregnant? A new parent? The NCT Oxford branch                pregnancy, birth or need support postnatally or for
could be useful to you. With your bump or your baby,         breastfeeding, call our Helpline on 0300 330 0700
meet up with other new parents in your area through
                                                             Doulas in Oxford 0871 4333103 www.doula.org.uk

                                                                                                                                 Support
NCT coffee groups For details: www.nct.org.uk/oxford
                                                             Practical and emotional support after birth.
On maternity leave or a stay at home mum and looking
                                                             Breastfeeding support
for adult conversation? Why not join your local NCT

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Committee? Come along to our meetings.                       NCT Breastfeeding Helpline See NCT Helpline above
NCT Postnatal Courses The groups provide a relaxed,          JR Breastfeeding Clinic You can also get help for free
friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to openly        from Chloe Fisher and Sally Inch at the JR Hospital. It is

                                                                                                                                  Oxford
talk about your life as a mum. It is a chance to put YOU     usually open 2 days a week – ring 221695 to check.
first; to discuss your hopes and fears, to gather ideas to   Baby Café Breastfeeding support running in different
help meet the challenges, to celebrate the successes and     locations around Oxford. www.thebabycafe.org
reconcile your expectations with reality. We talk about
relationships, rhythms, crying, sleeping… You will get to    La Leche League (www.llloxford.org.uk) provide
meet other mums with babies of a similar age, make           further support, including monthly meetings as well as                    Exercise Classes
friends, develop new ideas, gain support and have a hot      telephone support. Contacts:- Jayne (557405), Ceri                         Parent groups
drink! For more info contact: Julie Rutland – 0844           (436309), Guin (770434), Hannah (596741) or Emily
243 6888 or bookings5o@nct.org.uk                            (401849)                                                                     Activities
                                                             Oxford Sling Meet provide advice to use baby carriers.                        Advice
Attachment parenting. Monthly meetings for
                                                             Meetings are held once a month and run a sling library.
information and support about parenting issues: including
                                                             Check www.oxfordslingmeet.co.uk
breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, baby-led
weaning, natural hygiene and gentle discipline.              Nappy Free Baby, Create a unique bond learning how
http://kangarooplaygroup.wordpress.com/                      to recognise and respond to babies' toileting signals. Free
3. DROP IN CENTRES/BABY GROUPS                               monthly workshop. Contact Amber on Ox 249087
                                                             www.oxfordnappyfreebaby.co.uk
 Rainbow House at the Wesley Memorial Church Hall,
New Inn Hall St (tel 243216 between 9.30-3pm) provides       Valley Cushion Hire Valley cushions are available to
a welcome haven when shopping in the city centre. Wed.-      hire to any mother experiencing problems sitting after
Fri. 10.30 to 2pm (term times). Changing facilities, toys,   birth. Contact Guin Webster on 770434
highchairs, good cheap food.                                 Birth Afterthoughts A confidential service run by
Children Centre There are 44 children’s centres all over     midwives at the JR Hospital to help any woman feeling
the county. They are a place to play & have fun with your    concerned or confused by her birth experience to come to
children, get information, advice & support. Go to           terms with what happened. . Contact tel. 220605.
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/childrenscentres                      The Birth Crisis Network help line in Britain that
 or call 08452 26 26 36 to find your nearest centre.         women can ring if they want to talk about a traumatic
If you are a member of the Oxford NCT you will               birth.  Check      website     for     contact details:           To join the NCT go online at
receive together with the newsletter an up-to-date list of   www.sheilakitzinger.com/BirthCrisis.htm                              www.nct.org.uk/join
playgroups within Oxford.
4. ACTIVITIES
Music Groups Music groups are a sociable way to                                                                                  For further copies of this leaflet
introduce babies to music and songs – and to expand                 The National Childbirth Trust                           or to suggest amendments, please call
your repertoire of nursery rhymes and lullabies.                        Registered Charity No. 801395
                                                                               www.nct.org.uk
                                                                                                                               Emma Rhodes on 01865 841730 or
Baby College Fun first class for parents and babies to
enjoy together. You benefit by gaining an insight into                                                                           Vicky Moore on 01993 810005
your child’s development, whilst both enjoying well                 The NCT wants all parents to have an
structured and stimulating games and exercises designed              experience of pregnancy, childbirth                          Revised DecemberMay                         Formatted: Font: Century Gothic, 12 pt, Bold
to give you ideas for developmental play including music,           and parenting that enriches their lives                       2012MayOctober 2006                         Formatted: Font: Century Gothic, 12 pt, Bold
signing, parachute, bubbles and much more.                              and gives them confidence.
                                                                                                                              Details correct at time of going to press       Formatted: Font: Century Gothic, 12 pt
Sing and Sign is a programme of songs and rhymes                                                                                      Compiled and produced
teaching simple gestures parents can use to enhance                                                                                    by the Oxford Branch
communication. Baby signing is really very easy - you                                                                      Please note: inclusion in this leaflet in no way
only need to learn a few signs to make a significant
                                                                                                                           constitutes a recommendation by the NCT.
difference to your child’s communication.
The aim of this leaflet is to introduce new parents to the
wealth of postnatal support in Oxford.
1. EXERCISE CLASSES In general postnatal exercise            Class/Group                   Contact                                  Course/Day/Time                 Cost                   Venue
                                                             NCT Early Days Courses        Julie, Tel 0844 243 6888                 Sessions of 2hrs per week       £63 (concessions       Various in Oxford
can begin 6 weeks after the birth (8 weeks after a           (babies 2wks to 6months)      bookings5o@nct.org.uk                    for 6 weeks                     available)
caesarean delivery).                                         NHS Class and Exercise        Ox 221530 – Book asap, space limited     Tues 1.30-2.30                  Free                   Parent Ed. Rm, Level 1
NHS Class + Exercise Group                                   group                                                                  Postnatal advice class                                 Women Centre, JR
These are held at the JR Women’s Centre and are run          The Baby Café                 Lisa Mansour 07533 439761                Every weekday                   Free                   Various check website
                                                             Breastfeeding Drop-Ins        www.thebabycafe.org
by obstetric physiotherapists. The group offers advice
                                                             Breastfeeding & PN support    Caroline Naish 07876 532016              Private 1:1 service, flexible   £40/hr plus            Hospital or home visits
on postnatal exercise, an abdominal muscle check,            from birth on                 www.tinyhands.org.uk                     hours                           travelling
together with posture and pelvic floor advice.                                             Lisa Mansour (IBCLC) 07533 439761        Private 1:1 service, flexible   £30/hr                 Hospital or home visits
                                                             Lactation Consultant
Postnatal Pilates mat class A specially designed mat                                       www.breastfeedingsupport.org.uk          hours                           Concessions avail.
class to improve core stability and fitness with an                                        Nassira Jmil Ox 716739                   Mon 10-11am massage             Free                   Rosehill and Littlemore
                                                             Baby massage/drop in &
abdominal muscle check. The class is run by Stephanie                                                                               (booking required), 11-12                              Children’s Centre
                                                             singing
                                                                                                                                    singing. Thurs 1-3pm
Taylor a Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates teacher.
                                                                                           Ferry Leisure Centre                     Mon 10.30-11.30am               £5.60 per Class        Ferry Leisure Centre
The class is followed by refreshments, babies welcome.       Postnatal Keep Fit
                                                                                           01865 467060
Postnatal Keep Fit Half an hour gentle aerobic               Personal Training/            Angela Jameson 07966 297430              Check website or phone for      Phone for details      Cassington
exercise followed by half an hour of pilates.                Postnatal Pilates             www.physically-fit.co.uk                 details.
                                                                                           Stephanie Taylor Ox 764984               Friday afternoons               £45/6 sessions         Mortimer Hall, Marston
Personal Training/Postnatal pilates Includes                 Postnatal Pilates Mat Class
                                                                                           sctx2@yahoo.co.uk                                                                               Village
gentle warm up, stretching, faster walking and upper                                       Ivana Starkova 0781 8062351              Friday 12.45 – 1.45             £60/6 wk course        North Oxford Association,
and lower body toning exercises where you will be able       Postnatal Pilates
                                                                                           www.ispilates.co.uk                      Max. 10 places                  £12 - trial session    Summertown
to involve your baby. Angela Jameson.                        Postnatal Pilates (bring      Andrea Finnigan 0771 421 9793            Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm         £5 per session or      Yarnton British Legion,
                                                             your baby along)              www.finniganfitness.co.uk                                                £24 per 6wk term       Yarnton
Postnatal Pilates (Ivana Starkova) - an hour long mat
                                                             Yogabirth - 1. MUMMY &        Kay Millar Ox 554 743                    1. Mon 10-11.15am 2. Mon        £50 per course         Barefoot Books Community
workout designed to strengthen abdominal and pelvic
                                                             ME Baby yoga-massage,         elinor.brown@barefootbooks.co.uk         11.30-12.45. Regular 6          20% discount for       Centre Summertown /
floor muscles using small equipment to get you back to       songs & games 2. PN YOGA      kay.millar0@gmail.com                    weeks courses then follow       2 courses              Private groups / Individuals
your pre-natal fitness level. Babies welcome. All            with assistant for babies     www.yogabirth.org                        up drop in
equipment and mats provided. Max 12 places.                  Baby Massage, Baby Yoga       Rosalind Jones                           Time by arrangement             £35 massage.      East Oxford and
Personal Training/Buggy Workout                              Sessions One to One/for       Ox 778064                                                                Osteopathy please Summertown
                                                             couples, Osteopathy for       rosalindjones@ukf.net                                                    ring
(Pramstriders) Pre & Post Natal Personal Trainer
                                                             Mum & Baby
Sophie Carter, herself a mother and County Marathon                                        Sophie Carter 07717 536441               Mon 3-4pm, Wed 11-12, Fri £15/6 classes or             Various, Parents home
champion. Have a programme designed just for you             Personal Training/Buggy
                                                                                           sophiedawson@yahoo.co.uk                 10-11am. Contact Sophie   £4 per class.                Kidlington
and YOUR needs to work out at your own time with my          Workout (Pramstriders)
                                                                                                                                    for more details
support. Group buggy workout.                                                            emma@buggyfit.co.uk                        Contact for details       Check website                Various in Oxfordshire
                                                             Buggyfit
                                                                                         or see www.buggyfit.co.uk
Buggyfit The      popular, fun outdoor fitness class
                                                                                         Karen Bisp 01993 774781                    Various                         £6 per class paid      Various around Oxfordshire
consisting of strength, toning and cardio vascular           Sing and Sign
                                                                                         oxfordsingandsign@googlemail.com                                           termly                 www.singandsign.co.uk
exercise, bring baby in buggy.                               Salt Box Music Co           Michelle Keating 01993 704207              Various                         £4.75 per session      7 venues around
Baby Massage This special way to communicate with            (0-7 years)                 www.saltboxmusic.co.uk                                                     Free trial available   Oxfordshire
your baby is easy to learn & babies love it! Can help        Oxford Twins Plus           www.oxfordtwinsplus.org.uk                 10am – 12pm 2nd/4th              £1 per family          The Roundabout
with colic, teething, blocked noses, & sleep problems.       Support Group for Multiples admin@oxfordtwinsplus.org.uk               Tuesday of every month                                  Children’s Centre
                                                                                         Liz   01865 326746                         Various                         Free trial available   Every day in Oxford plus
Yogabirth@barefootbooks courses with Kay Millar –            Monkey Music
                                                                                         www.monkeymusic.co.uk                                                      £6.50 per class        Thame, Witney and
                                                             (0 – 6 years)
For mums with babies up to crawling                                                                                                                                                        Abingdon
1. ‘Mummy & Me’ Baby Yoga-Massage – massage,                                               Rachel Shearer 01235 521039              Tues, Wed, Fri lunchtimes       £3.20 per family       Headington, Cumnor,
                                                             Busy Bees Music
movement and songs with a little yoga for mums.                                            rachel.shearer@tesco.net                                                 incl. coffee           Harwell
                                                             Drop-in baby classes
2. Postnatal Yoga with assistant for babies, start                                         www.busybeesmusic.co.uk
form 6 weeks after birth.                                                                  Bea 436920 or Donna 421879               Various                         £6.50 per class        7 venues around
                                                             Baby College
                                                                                           www.babycollegeoxford.co.uk                                              paid termly            Oxfordshire
Mother and Baby Yoga, with Sara Barker Reg’d                 Mother and Baby Yoga          Sara Barker, Registered Osteopath        Tuesdays, small friendly        £39 for 6 weeks,       St Albans Church Hall,
Osteopath Taster session. 6wks to 12months.                                                07974 647124                             classes                         Taster session         Charles Street, East Oxford
Internationally acclaimed Birthlight method. Movement,                                     www.HandsOnFamilyHealth.co.uk                                            available
music and fun together. Enhance your baby’s health           Acupuncture for Childbirth    07790 043532 www.actoxford.co.uk         Acupuncture & acupressure       One hour session       Please see website for
and development, regain your strength and vitality.          Team (ACT) Oxfordshire                                                 for pregnancy, labour and       from £35               details
                                                                                                                                    postnatal period.
Mums & Babies Osteopathy Clinic                                                            To sell good quality clothes, toys &     Twice a year – see NCT          Entrance £1 per        St Gregory the Great
Individual care for mums and babies, in pregnancy and        NCT Nearly New Sales          equipment email                          website for details             adult                  School, Cricket Road
beyond. Hands on treatment, exercises, advice and                                          nearlynewsale@oxfordnct.org.uk
support. Gentle, safe and effective. Getting mums and        Infant and Child
                                                                                           The Oxford NCT will soon be running courses in conjunction with the British Red Cross. Please check website for details
their families back to good health.                          Resuscitation Courses

								
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