Coronavirus Resources and Info


We will endeavour to keep this page updated as best as we can.
Here you'll find the following information -

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- How Coronavirus Impacts Our Services

- What We Can Offer

- Alternatives to Aquanatal Yoga

- Resources and COVID-19 Guidance for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

- Postnatal Help and Support

 

 




How Coronavirus Impacts Our Services


Aquanatal Yoga is currently on hold until further notice.
 
All our packages include Aquanatal yoga lessons, as a consequence they’re on hold too.
 
All courses are now taking place via video chat (including Mummy Mothering Sessions)



What We Can Offer


Although the world seems to be slowing down, we appreciate that your pregnancy is marching on! Because of this, we’re happy to announce our Birth Preparation Courses can now be completed via video chat!
 
Meeting virtually, we will discuss all the usual fascinating course content, including how COVID-19 could affect your pregnancy and birth. Alongside this, you’ll still receive all the same perks of taking a Small Acorn Course in-person:
 
The Calm Birth Method by Suzy Ashworth*
Men, Love and Birth by Mark Harris*
Small Acorn Parent Pack*
Relaxation MP3’s
Align Your Baby (online video course)
 
As if these resources weren't enough to create your best birth, you’ll also be added to our supportive and exclusive online community, where you’ll find me live every week, answering your questions about pregnancy, birth and beyond! 
 
 
Sign up today and join the hundreds of Small Acorn parents who are benefitting from our enthusiastic and realistic approach to birth and unending support.
 
We look forward to welcoming you to the family soon!
 

*Sent via Royal Mail after a quarantine period to ensure the contents are virus free. 

Private

£399

  • Individual Antenatal Course
  • Private 1-to-1 Video Chat
  • Personalised
  • Flexible Dates and Times
  • Exclusive Small Acorn Parent Pack
  • Hypnobirthing Book and MP3s for Mum
  • Book for Dad
  • Phone Support
  • Email/SMS Support
  • Become a Member of the Small Acorn Family
  • More Info About Our Courses
Book Now

Group

£199

  • Small Group
  • Group Video Chat
  • Now in the comfort of your own home
  • Set Dates and Times see here
  • Exclusive Small Acorn Parent Pack
  • Hypnobirthing Book and MP3s for Mum
  • Book for Dad
  • Phone Support
  • Email/SMS Support
  • Become a Member of the Small Acorn Family
  • More Info About Our Courses
Book Now

Group Course Dates

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April
Saturday 11th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 18th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 25th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 2nd May ~ 9am – 12pm

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May
Thursday 7th ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 14th ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 21st ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 28th ~ 6pm – 9pm

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June
Saturday 6th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 13th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 20th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 27th ~ 9am – 12pm

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July
Thursday 9th ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 16th ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 23rd ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 30th ~ 6pm – 9pm

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August
Saturday 8th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 15th ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 22nd ~ 9am – 12pm
Saturday 29th ~ 9am – 12pm

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September
Thursday 3rd ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 10th ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 17th ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 24th ~ 6pm – 9pm

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Dates and times may change once COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing measures are lifted. (Saturdays will be reduced back to 2 longer sessions per month and evenings will move from 6 - 9 to 7 - 10)




Alternatives to Aquanatal Yoga


In light of the social restriction advice, many “in person” classes and groups have moved their services online. Unfortunately our fabulous aquanatal yoga classes are currently suspended, because apparently you can’t teach pregnancy yoga in the water via Skype from your bathtub! Haha!
 
Below is a group - local to Small Acorn - that are now providing meet ups/classes online. 
 
If you’re out of our area, check your local groups and services to see if they can offer you a way to remain active and social with other mums during pregnancy, regardless of isolation restrictions.
 
InJoy Yoga
Based in Croydon, InJoy are now providing their wonderfully relaxing pregnancy yoga classes and more via Zoom. To receive all the benefits of these classes from the comfort of your own home. At Injoy Yoga, all the teachers have undergone the same training Bev has, but for "dry land" yoga, and is also who Bev went to whilst she was pregnant. Highly recommended. 
 


Resources and COVID-19 Guidance


 

As the NHS and Government guidance around COVID-19 rapidly changes, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest information. 
 
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, many hospitals are amending their protocols regarding antenatal, intrapartum (during labour/birth) and postnatal care. It’s likely you’ve already experienced a change in the way you interact with your care providers, with further changes likely as the situation around COVID-19 progresses. 
 
Most trusts are now offering antenatal and postnatal appointments via telephone, if the woman and/or baby does not need to be seen in person.
 
In labour, most women are being limited to just 1 birth partner, with no swapping or coming/going from the birth room for the duration of labour. Some choice of place of birth options may also be unavailable, depending on staff levels at the time.
 
After birth, families who are fit and healthy are encouraged to return home as soon as possible, sometimes as little as 2-3 hours post birth. Self isolation for a number of weeks post birth for all those who live in the same house as the newborn is also recommended.
 
To help you get informed about COVID-19 and how it will affect the antenatal, labour and postnatal care you’ll receive, we’ve created a list of websites and/or telephone numbers for you to find answers to your questions. 
 
With Small Acorn being based in Croydon, one of the following resources is local to us. Regardless of where you’re based, be sure to contact your hospital or speak to your midwife about how COVID-19 will affect your care.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   COVID-19 Maternity Helpline
   07976 681775
 
 

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Postnatal Help and Support


Feeding your baby 
Support is so important in the early days and weeks of feeding your baby, and with the added confusion around COVID-19 you may have questions - now more than ever - about how to safely feed your baby. With the temporary closure of face to face feeding support groups, many are feeling alone with their questions and struggles.  
 
We want you to know there is help!
 
Below is a list of places you can go for trusted information and guidance about feeding your baby. Having used a feeding helpline myself, I know how important it is to have someone (mostly volunteers) at the end of the phone to reassure you that everything will be ok.
 
Also, it is worth contacting your local IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) who may be able to provide support over the phone or via Skype/Zoom etc. 
 
If you’re struggling or have questions about feeding and COVID-19, please reach out for support because someone is waiting to help you.
 
 
   0300 100 0212
   9.30am-9.30pm 7 days a week
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We hope you have found this information helpful.

If you think there is anything we should add or any more resources/information we could provide, we'd love to hear from you. Please let us know on social media or via our contact form.

 

Stay safe 

Bev & Jamie


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