The Health and Wellbeing Academy is a centre of excellence in promoting positive birth experience to women and society. The Academy promotes a variety of midwifery initiatives, and enhances the student experience by involving them in the fundamental aspects of the midwife’s role.

Our midwifery initiative promotes a culture of physiological birth and positive parenting as the norm. Our aim is to lead the way, through the Academy and wider midwifery community, in the drive for change within maternity services, to ensure all women have access to appropriate evidence-based care.

Student Midwives 

Our student midwives support and/or run a number of our midwifery and parenting classes. They provide support and information pre and post birth to women and their birthing partners.

Breastfeeding & New Mum Support Group

Breastfeeding baby

A support group based in the Health and Wellbeing Academy at Swansea University, for new and breastfeeding mothers, every Tuesday 10am-12pm. This is a relaxed and sociable group where mothers can attend to get help with specific problems or just to meet with other mums. It is run by student midwives and midwives from Swansea University. 

Antenatal Positive Parenting

Baby sleeping

Antenatal classes with a focus on a more holistic view of preparing for birth and parenting. 

Learn more about our seven week programme...

Baby and Me

Baby and me group

Baby & Me is aimed at expectant mothers and new mums with babies up to one year old. The group is run by student midwives and takes place every Monday in term time from 10-11:30am. Join us for tea, chat and play at Swansea Wellbeing Centre, Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5PQ. 

Suggested donation is £2.

Birth Trauma Clinic

Newborn baby with parents

One-to-one support for mothers and partners who are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after childbirth.

Read about our Birth Trauma Clinic 

Hypnobirthing

Pregnant lady

Centred Birth hypnobirthing, is a way of using deep relaxation and self-hypnosis in labour and birth.

Find out about our Hypnobirthing classes