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H.E.N (Health Exercise Nutrition) in Pregnancy Course

H.E.N is a healthy lifestyle programme which is part of your routine antenatal care. H.E.N offers weekly support to help you have a healthy pregnancy and to give your baby the best start in life. We run classes from local Children's Centres on Wednesday mornings. If needed, we can provide a letter for you to forward to your employer, to support you to attend.

H.E.N is delivered by a Registered Midwife and Public Health Lifestyle Advisors, and provides support and advice on a range of topics to help you look after yourself during your pregnancy.

H.E.N runs for six weekly, one-hour sessions; with a structured session covering topics such as:

  • Nutrition for you and baby.
  • Being active in pregnancy – includes an activity taster session.
  • Wellbeing in pregnancy.
  • Support to make healthy changes.
  • Staying healthy after birth.


Benefits of joining H.E.N

  • Meet other mums-to-be in a small friendly group of up to 10.
  • Access advice on nutrition and being active during pregnancy.
  • 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.


To join H.E.N you should be:

  • Resident in North Somerset.
  • Pregnant – due to the sensitive nature of some of the information discussed during the programme we are unable to allow partners to attend.
  • Able to attend a minimum of four sessions.
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or more. 

HEN Facebook group with free access to gentle movement classes! :

HEN also has a friendly closed Facebook group where you can access free gentle movement classes at Hutton Moor, for members of this group, plus current and past course attendees. Please go to our Facebook page and ask to join, or contact Our page has further information and support from the Pregnancy Healthy Lifestyle Advisors. A great place to meet new mums and pregnant women all wanting to live a healthy lifestyle in pregnancy and beyond.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Anna Dedman or Hayley Martin
Contact Position
Public Health Lifestyle Advisors for Maternity & Early Years
07557 592 753
07771 837 889
Facebook page

Where to go

Please contact us for current venue details.
North Somerset
BS23 3NA

Instructions on how to access the the course online will be sent to you once your place is confirmed.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00
Time of day

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free to attend as part of your routine antenatal care.


Referral required
Referral Details

If you meet the above joining criteria , please SELF REFER HERE or please ask your midwife to refer you to the H.E.N programme (they will need to send the attached H.E.N referral form to:

To access the Facebook group with the free movement classes, please email or go to

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