Didcot Bump Club
Bump Club is a monthly evening antenatal group run by Didcot Baby Monday (community led peer support group).
The session are for you to meet other expectant parents in the Didcot area, to build support networks, and get ready for life with your new baby.
Becoming a parent is the most wonderful, overwhelming, rewarding, hardest rollercoaster ride of many of our lives. Nothing can truly prepare you for it and your journey will be unique, but we aim to help you get off to a confident and positive start with your little one. We will give you honest, evidence-based, non-judgemental information about what to expect in the early weeks with a new baby. We hope you will feel empowered and supported to make informed choices that feel right for your family.
This is not a class! The sessions are held in a relaxed and informal format, with a short group discussion (participate as much as you like, or just listen in) and then plenty of time to ask ad hoc questions and chat to other attendees.
We have a lending library of carefully chosen books available to borrow and can signpost to lots of useful online resources. We also have a selection of baby slings you can take a look at, see demoed, or try on during the session.
Attendees also receive a little goodie bag to take home.
We concentrate on the baby bit. If you would like to attend birth preparation classes, there are free online classes offered by NCT in partnership with Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (see https://www.nct.org.uk/ouh-antenatal for more information).
We also recommend Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support's free monthly 'Preparing to Breastfeed' Zoom workshop.
FAQs about Bump Club
Do I need to book?
Yes, spaces can be booked via Eventbrite, book one space per family.
How much does it cost?
We ask that you make a voluntary donation of whatever you feel from £5 to £20 per family.
There is no obligation to make any donation, especially if this would prevent you from coming (just select the "free ticket" option when booking).
Larger donations are greatly appreciated if you would like to "pay-it-forward" and help fund future sessions.
When can I start coming?
We suggest attending from around 24 weeks of your pregnancy to fit in 4 sessions, but you can join us at any point. You can attend as many or few sessions as you would like to.
Can my partner/mum/friend come too?
Yes. Partners, or any other family member or friend who will be supporting you, are very welcome.
Can I come if it's not my first baby?
Yes! The group is open to all parents and it's great if you can share your experiences with others.
Where are the sessions?
Royal Scot House (the SOHA building) opposite the train station - note that the entrance is at the rear of the building from Lydalls Road.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Kathryn Goldsby-West
- Contact Position
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Where to go
- Royal Scot House
99, Station Road
- OX11 7NN
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Access is from the rear of the building on Lydalls Road
- £5 Per session
We ask that you make a voluntary donation of whatever you feel from £5 to £20 per family. There is no obligation to make any donation, especially if this would prevent you from coming (just select the "free ticket" option when booking). Larger donations are greatly appreciated if you would like to "pay-it-forward" and help fund future sessions. We are currently supported by The Didcot Powerhouse Fund and aim to raise most of our funding from grants, but this is an ongoing challenge and your donations make a vital contribution to us being able to run the group.
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