Antenatal Education

Antenatal education sessions help you make informed choices about your labour and birth and promote confidence in parenting. They also give you an opportunity to think about your relationship with your developing baby during pregnancy and in the early weeks and months of the baby’s life.

A team of midwives, a physiotherapist and other health professionals facilitate the group sessions. The sessions are relaxed and informal with a mix of information giving and discussion. The education team welcomes questions and is happy to answer individual queries following the sessions. These sessions are held on afternoons and evenings.

The sessions are open to all expectant parents and one to one sessions can be arranged with an education team midwife for those parents for which a group is not suitable.


The Antenatal Education Programme

The programme of 4 sessions starts when you are about 16 weeks pregnant. View Antenatal Parenting Group Programme

Session 1

A date for session 1 will be given to you at your booking visit or you can contact the Antenatal Education Team on 028906633293

Sessions 2- 4

These sessions are normally booked following your anomaly scan at 20 weeks. You can call at the antenatal education team office or telephone 02890633293

Breastfeeding Workshops

This is a 2 hour interactive session to help prepare those who are interested in finding out more about breastfeeding.  Practical advice and information on getting feeding off to a good start and importance of skin to skin contact.  Please click here for class dates and book a place as directed.

Young Parents Group

This group meets on most Monday afternoons and aims to provide information and support for pregnant teenagers and their partners. To arrange a start date contact the antenatal education team on 02890633293

Twins and Multiple Birth evening

This is an evening session for those parents expecting twins or more. There are talks from a  specialist obstetrician and representatives from TAMBA and Tiny life. To arrange a date please call 02890633293

Birth Preferences 

You may wish to record your birth preferences in your maternity hand held record.  This allows you to think about your choices for care during labour, your baby's birth and after the birth.

For any further information regarding antenatal education sessions please contact the team on 02890633293