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Get ready for labour - Active Birth

This course is open to 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. Partners or birth supporters are welcome to attend, please book them a place.

The ideal time to attend is anytime between week 28 and week 35 of your pregnancy.
Click on book now and select a session from the list. You will receive email confirmation.

Price: free
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Breastfeeding Workshop for Parents-to-be

A two hour session that focuses on breastfeeding as the optimum way of feeding a baby. This session aims to help parents and baby to get off to the best possible start.

The best time to attend is 34 to 36 weeks.

This course is for pregnant women under the care of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services. Partners are most welcome.

Cost: Free

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Stork talk - meet our Midwives!

If you are coming to Calderdale hospital to have your baby we understand that this can be an anxious time and want you to have the best experience possible.

During this 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 34 to 36 weeks

This course is for pregnant women under the care of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services. Partners are most welcome.

Price: free
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Nurturing Parents: Preparation for Parenthood

This course is 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.

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. Partners or supporters are very welcome to come with you! Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE or for further information please ring 07976498003 or email NurturingParents@kirklees.gov.uk

Price: free
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Getting Ready for Baby

This course is for parents-to-be living in Calderdale only.

This 4 week course is organised and run by local Health Visitors, Children’s Centre team and Community Midwives. Partners or birth supporters are welcome to attend, please book them a place.

Sessions are for two hours and you should not enrol unless you can attend each week for 4 weeks from the start date.

Week 1: Giving your baby the best start
Week 2: Labour and delivery
Week 3: Getting to know your baby
Week 4: Keeping your baby safe

The best time to attend is between 28 – 34 weeks pregnancy. Contact your nearest Children’s Centre for more information.
For Calderdale residents only. Click on book now and select from the list. You will receive email confirmation.

Price: free
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