Our H.E.N in Pregnancy course is delivered by a Registered Midwife and Public Health Lifestyle Advisors, and aims to provide you with support and specialist advice on a range of topics to help you stay healthy and active during your pregnancy. The H.E.N in Pregnancy course runs for six weekly sessions on Wednesday at local children’s centres across North Somerset.

H.E.N course includes:

  • Nutrition for pregnancy
  • What to expect in labour
  • Gentle exercise for pregnancy
  • Managing your mental wellbeing
  • Visits from local family support organisations
  • Relaxed & supportive atmosphere

Benefits of joining H.E.N

  • meet other mums-to-be
  • access specialist advice on nutrition and being active during pregnancy
  • help to make small, sustainable healthy changes to your lifestyle
  • gain support for both your physical and emotional wellbeing
  • receive exclusive incentives to help you keep active during pregnancy and after birth
  • learn about local organisations who support mums-to-be and their families
  • access to free gentle movement classes online and in a local leisure centre
  • staying healthy after birth
  • The H.E.N course is part of your routine antenatal care so you are entitled to paid leave from your employment to attend

Joining criteria:

    • resident in North Somerset
    • pregnant
    • able to attend a minimum of four sessions
    • have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or more.  Or BMI of 25 or more with co-morbidities e.g. gestational diabetes


How to join:

Sign up or ask your Midwife to refer you

Email us if you have any questions about our H.E.N course

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