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Get ready for labour - Active Birth

For all pregnant women under the care of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services. This free workshop aims to help you learn about what a woman's body will be doing in labour and how you can work actively with the body to help the birth along. The focus is on normal labour and birth and what birth partners can do to help. Suitable for first time parents or those wanting a refresher. The ideal time to attend is from week 28 to week 35 of your pregnancy. Partners or birth supporters are welcome, please book them a place. Click on Book now to choose and book your session. You will receive email confirmation (please remember to check your spam and junk folders).

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Breastfeeding Workshop for Parents-to-be

For all pregnant women under the care of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services. This free two hour workshop focuses on breastfeeding as the optimum way of feeding a baby. The session aims to help parents and baby/ies to get breastfeeding off to the best possible start. Partners are most welcome, please book them a place. The best time to attend is between weeks 34 to 36 of your pregnancy. Click on Book now to choose and book your workshop. You will receive email confirmation (please remember to check your spam and junk folders).

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Stork talk - meet our Midwives!

For all pregnant women under the care of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services. We understand that coming to hospital to have a baby can be an anxious time and we want you to have the best experience possible. The Stork Talk aims to answer your questions and to put your mind at rest. During this one hour session you will meet some of our midwives who will show you the facilities and choices on offer through the sharing of images and photographs. There will be information about the different ward areas and an opportunity to ask questions. The best time to attend is between weeks 34 to 36 of your pregnancy. Partners are most welcome, please book them a place. Click on Book now to choose and book your session. You will receive email confirmation (please remember to check your spam and junk folders).

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Nurturing Parents: Preparation for Parenthood

For first time parents-to-be living in Kirklees only. This FREE 6 week course offers a range of information and advice from how to cope with labour, to nurturing your baby, and helps you to develop a close and loving relationship with your baby during pregnancy and the early weeks, with 5 sessions delivered before baby is born and 1 session after the birth of your baby. Partners or supporters are very welcome to come with you! Week 1 Becoming a Mum; Becoming a Dad Week 2 Coping with Labour Week 3 Giving birth and meeting our baby Week 4 Nurturing our baby Week 5 Looking after our baby and enjoying our relationship Week 6 Postnatal session. There are various evening courses running across Kirklees. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. TO BOOK YOUR PLACE or for further information please ring 0303 330 9974 for South Kirklees (Huddersfield) or 0303 330 9820 for North Kirklees (Dewsbury and surrounding areas). Not sure if you are a Kirklees resident? Check with your postcode here https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

Getting Ready for Baby

For parents-to-be living in Calderdale only. This 4 week course is organised and run by local Health Visitors, Children’s Centre teams and Community Midwives. Partners or birth supporters are welcome to attend, please book them a place. Sessions are for two hours. The best time to attend is between weeks 28 to 34 of your pregnancy. You should only enrol if you can attend each week for 4 weeks from the start date: Week 1: Giving your baby the best start Week 2: Labour and birth Week 3: Getting to know your baby Week 4: Keeping your baby safe Contact your nearest Children’s Centre for more information. If you are a Calderdale resident click on Book now and select a start date from the list. You will receive email confirmation of your booking (please remember to check your spam and junk folders). Not sure if you are a Calderdale resident? Check with your postcode here https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

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Hypnobirthing

A 4-week, midwife-led, KG hypnobirthing course is now available at Huddersfield Birth Centre. The fee is £150 per mother and covers a place for one birth partner, 8 hours of tuition in a small group, plus course book and CDs. KG Hypnobirthing is simple and effective. It teaches you how to work with your body in a natural way, and how to make birth a positive experience for you and your baby. (For more information visit http://www.kghypnobirthing.com/) Hypnobirthing works by reducing fear, anxiety and stress. You and your birth partner will learn how to relax and take control of your experience of giving birth. Courses run on weekdays in the evening. The best time to attend is 28 – 36 weeks of pregnancy. To reserve a place on a course: call or text our booking line on 0771 751 7563 or email jill.palmer@cht.nhs.uk Tell us you want a hypnobirthing place, plus your full name, due date, postcode and telephone number. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note booking will not be confirmed until course fees are paid. Fees will be used to fund hypnobirthing training for CHFT maternity services’ staff.