Hull Maternity Services

Book Your Antenatal Classes

Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes (sometimes called parent education or a birth preparation course) help you get ready for your baby’s birth and give you confidence and information.

They are fun and free to attend!

Week 1

Labour and Birth

Week 2

Healthy Lifestyles and Postnatal Care and Support

Week 3

Infant Feeding and Safety

Week 4

Breastfeeding Awareness (optional)

How will the course help me?

  • Learn about labour and birth, make a birth plan, and discuss your choices.
  • Prepare for life with a new baby.
  • Find out how to stay healthy during and after pregnancy.
  • Get information on infant feeding and safe sleeping. We look at infant feeding in Week 3, but if you’re 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 booking 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.

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

Who can attend?

Weeks 1-3 are for parents-to-be who are registered with a Hull GP or living within the Hull city boundary. The optional Week 4 session can be booked by women from both the Hull and East Riding areas.

Book your antenatal classes now

Book your free antenatal classes if you are registered with a Hull GP or registered with an East Riding GP and have had your 20-week scan.

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Book your free antenatal classes if you are registered with a Hull GP or registered with an East Riding GP and have had your 20-week scan.

What will happen after I submit a booking request?

  • Your request will be sent via email to hyp-tr.hey.baby@nhs.net or hyp-tr.erantenatalclasses@nhs.net where it will be seen by the HEY Baby team, who will book you onto an antenatal course using the contact details you have provided on this form.
  • You will receive an email confirming that you have requested a place on the course, but the email will not include a copy of your confidential information.

Contact us for further information or assistance:

Email us at heybaby@hey.nhs.uk
Or call HEY Baby on 07769671449.

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.