Hull Maternity Services

We’ve reintroduced face-to-face antenatal classes for those living in Hull / with a Hull GP. We offer live and interactive online classes as well as face-to-face sessions. You can choose how you wish to access antenatal classes; either online, face-to-face or, occasionally, as a combination of the two. Please note antenatal classes in the East Riding of Yorkshire are organised through East Riding Children's Centres.

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.

Classes run online over four weeks, with one session per week. And you'll have an opportunity to ask questions find out information relevant to you and your pregnancy.

They are fun and free to attend!

There is also a service you can access via Hull Women and Children’s Facebook page called ‘Ask the midwife’.

Week 1

Labour and Birth

Week 2

Postnatal Care and Support

Week 3

Safety,
Baby Care,
Healthy Lifestyles

Week 4

Infant Feeding

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.

Who can attend?

Classes are open to mums, dads and birth partners. There are two places allocated per booking.

Contact the HEY Baby team:
call 07769671449 or book online

Where and when are the classes held?

East Riding Antenatal Classes are run for you in partnership with midwives, Children's Centre teams and ISPHNS Health Visitors. The course consists of 3 sessions and the midwife session is currently delivered as a link to a pre-recorded video. Children's Centre and ISPHNS sessions run one per week for two consecutive weeks, between 6pm-8pm in the following centres:

  • Anlaby Children's Centre – Wednesday evenings (every other month)
  • Beverley Children's Centre – Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
  • Brough Children's Centre - Tuesday evenings
  • Cottingham – Wednesday evenings (every other month)
  • Driffield Children's Centre - Tuesday evenings
  • Hedon Children's Centre - Wednesday evenings
  • Hornsea Children's Centre - Tuesday evenings
  • Market Weighton Children's Centre – Wednesday evenings (every other month)
  • Marshlands Children's Centre (Goole) - Wednesday evenings
  • Pocklington Children's Centre - Wednesday evenings (every other month)

We also offer virtual Antenatal Parent Education classes which are in the same format as the face to face classes but are delivered via Microsoft Teams on a Tuesday evening 6pm-8pm.

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:

I am registered with a Hull GP:
Email us at hyp-tr.hey.baby@nhs.net 
Or call HEY Baby on 07769671449

I am registered with an East Riding GP:
Email us at hyp-tr.erantenatalclasses@nhs.net
Or call us on 07341887617