Giving birth is a transformational rite of passage and our aim is for you to have the best possible experience.
Find out about our Nesters & Nestlings groups, our peer supporter network of volunteers, mums’ walking group, workshops & classes, online resource library, and our Hire, Borrow, Buy service all on this page.
Our Pregnancy Group can help you focus on having the best possible experience as you prepare for birth and parenting, and also meet people within a like-minded community. Nesters is hosted by an experienced facilitator as well as our team of perinatal peer supporters.
All mums, non-binary, trans and gender-fluid birthing people of all ethnicities are really welcome to our inclusive group. Many people start coming in pregnancy and then continue after their baby has arrived as we support the transition to motherhood, also known as the matrescence. There is a closed WhatsApp group for people to connect in-between sessions.
Nesters Pregnancy & Beyond Group: Every Tuesday from 7.30pm
Week 1: In person at The Beacon Community Centre, Exeter.
Week 2: Online on ZOOM
Some people come only online, or only in person or a mixture of both. It’s up to you.
Our baby group is a relaxed and friendly space where you can meet other parents/carers, learn about your child’s development, enjoy a hot/cold drink and spend time chatting and playing with your baby. Siblings welcome. Nestlings is hosted by an experienced facilitator as well as our team of perinatal peer supporters.
All mums, non-binary, trans and gender-fluid birthing people of all ethnicities are really welcome to our inclusive group. There is a closed WhatsApp group for people to connect in-between sessions.
Nestlings baby group: Mondays 10 – 11.30am
Sylvania Community Hall, In Mincinglake Park, off Stoke Hill Road, Exeter, EX4 7DR
Our perinatal groups are supported by our group of peer supporters who support the facilitator to run the session. These volunteers are local mums who have given birth and then gone on to train with The Nest to become part of our Perinatal Peer Support Network (PPSN).
They offer a friendly, listening ear over a cup of tea from someone who has been there, they can help you to explore your options to find the best choice for you.
All pregnant people and new parents are welcome to join us for a gentle walk and a chat in a variety of green spaces in and around Exeter. Babies and siblings welcome. All mums, non-binary, trans and gender-fluid birthing people of all ethnicities are really welcome to our inclusive group.
Walks are led by friendly volunteers who are both trained walk leaders and perinatal peer supporters. Walking outdoors together enables us to connect with nature and each other whilst being physically active, all of which can help our well-being. Come as you are, no experience necessary. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Every other Wednesday at various locations. 10.30 – 11.30am.
For your home-birth experience
HIRE, BORROW & BUY
Hire is available for 6 weeks from 37 weeks pregnant. Should you require for a longer period then please ask. We offer discounts to those on low income and/or benefits. This has been possible thanks to funding gratefully received from Exeter City Council.
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