Antenatal day service
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Please note that there will be changes to the way antenatal classes are conducted as a result of the current restrictions in place.
All face to face classes are currently cancelled but your midwife will explain what online resources are available to you.
All of our hospitals provide an antenatal day service. You may be recommended to attend here for more advice and checks by your community midwife. Click here for information about the people you may meet in the antenatal period and beyond.
Ask your midwife about local antenatal classes which you can access.
Antenatal classes help to prepare you for your baby's birth, giving you confidence and lots of information.
If you are having your baby at Hull University Teaching hospitals trust and you live in Hull or the East Riding of Yorkshire you are eligible for free antenatal classes please call HEY Baby on 07769671449 for more information or e mail email@example.com.
A carousel evening for expectant families is also held on the last Wednesday of every month between 6 and 8pm. It is held in the clinical skills department on the 2nd floor of the Eye hospital next door to the maternity hospital. This is a very informative session with lots of information including chat to a midwife, see the Fatima Allam Birth centre through the eyes of virtual reality goggles.Learn how to fit a car seat correctly, meet staff from many agencies including children's centres, Demonstrations of bathing baby, safe sleeping and so much more. No need to book just come along and see what is on offer. Please bring your handheld maternity records with you (Green notes).Partners and families welcome.
For classes at York, Scarborough, Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals please contact your community midwife for details.
There are also some online parent education available from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts as follows:
- Early labour
- Active labour, first stage
- Second and third stage
- Close and loving
- What to pack for hospital
Please remember your community midwife or staff in the maternity unit are always available if you have any concerns or need to speak to someone.
Antenatal pregnancy pack
Francesca Docherty and Emma Gibney-Perinatal mental health nursery nurses (Hull, East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire) have developed a pregnancy pack which includes information on bonding with baby whilst pregnant, ideas for hospital bags and suggestions for relaxing.
Hypnobirthing is a complete birth education programme. It teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques to encourage a positive birth experience.
For further information on self-funded hypnobirthing courses, please consult your local alternative therapies directory