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Ante Natal Classes

Antenatal classes (sometimes called parentcraft classes) can help you to prepare for your baby’s birth and learn to look after and feed your baby. They can help you to stay healthy during pregnancy, and give you confidence and information. You can learn about the different arrangements for labour and birth, and the choices available to you. This can help you to make your own birth plan. You may also meet some of the people who will look after you during labour.

You'll be able to discuss your plans and any worries with professionals and with other parents. Classes are also a good way to make friends with other parents who are expecting babies around the same time as you. These friendships often help parents through the first few months with a baby. Classes are usually informal and fun. 

You will be given information about Ante natal classes at your first appointment with your midwife

Organisations such as NCT ( National Childbirth Trust) offer ante natal courses- there may be a charge for these sessions

The Infant Feeding Team also holds antenatal sessions fortnightly at Children's Centres and other venues across the City. Information and booking details can be found at

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