Book your antenatal classes now
Antenatal classes (sometimes called parent education or a birth preparation course) can help you to prepare for your baby's birth and give you confidence and information.
They are informative and fun, and they're free to attend.
Labour and Birth
Healthy Lifestyles and Postnatal Care and Support
Infant Feeding and Safety
Breastfeeding Awareness (optional)
How will the course help me?
- Learn about labour and birth, make a birth plan, and discuss the choices available to you.
- Prepare for life with a newborn.
- Find out how to stay healthy during and after pregnancy.
- Gain information on infant feeding, safe sleeping and other safety elements. A general overview of infant feeding is looked at in Week 3. However, if you are interested in knowing more about breastmilk and breastfeeding your baby, including position and attachment, how to know your baby is getting enough, and where to seek support, then we recommend also opting to book onto Week 4.
- Meet some new parents-to-be and discuss your plans and any worries with professionals and other parents. These friendships can help parents through the first few months with their new baby.
Who can attend?
Weeks 1-3 are available to parents to be who are registered with a Hull GP or living within the Hull city boundary. However, the optional Week 4 session can be booked by women from both the Hull and East Riding areas.
Where and when are the classes held?
The main course consists of 3 sessions, one each week for 3 consecutive weeks, between 6pm-8pm in the following areas:
- East Hull – Monday evenings
- North Hull – Tuesday evenings
- West Hull – Wednesday evenings
- Central Hull – Thursday evenings
The optional Week 4 breastfeeding course can be booked in addition to the 3 sessions, or as a standalone sessions, perhaps if this is not your first baby but is the first time you are considering breastfeeding, or if you're attending East Riding antenatal classes and just want to access this class.
Please note that the breastfeeding awareness session is held once a month at the Hull and East Yorkshire Women and Children's Hospital only.