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CLAPA Antenatal Support Group

CLAPA Antenatal Support Group

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) are holding a new antenatal support group which will start on Monday 27th June at 7.30pm.

About CLAPA’s Antenatal Support Group
Receiving a diagnosis of a cleft during pregnancy can be a daunting and scary experience. CLAPA want to give all expectant and new parents and carers the opportunity to meet regularly throughout pregnancy to create a support network, have a platform to ask questions and air any concerns they may have and to know that they are not alone in this journey. Please note, this is not an antenatal class (normally provided by the NHS and many other organisations) however we will no doubt touch upon many related topics. The sessions will be held by experienced volunteers who either have had a child born with a cleft, or are adults who were born with a cleft themselves. We will also aim to invite along occasional guest speakers who will be specialists from a Cleft Team that can answer more in-depth questions.

The first session will be a chance to get to know each other, ask any questions you may have and suggest areas/topics you would like to learn more about. The sessions following will then focus on a different topic each month as well as continuing to be a sociable space to talk to other expectant and new parents. We do hope you will be able to join us! It is not quite on the website yet as it is so new so If you have any questions in the lead up to this session, please do feel free to email Antonia Sinclair, the Community Engagement Coordinator, on [email protected].