Antenatal classes

Antenatal classes, sometimes known as parent craft sessions, can provide you with lots of information.

A number of different types of antenatal classes are offered in Wakefield.  At more traditional antenatal classes offered free by your midwife, you can prepare for the birth experience and find more about having a new baby.  You'll also get to meet other parents-to-be in your area.  

Specific classes are offered for teenage mums and Polish speakers.  

At Active Birth sessions, offered at the Midwife led unit in Pontefract, you can find out about ways to help yourself in labour by using different positions.  These are suitable whereever you plan to give birth.  

Aqua natal & yoga sessions are a great way to keep fit in pregnancy and are offered at Sun Lane baths.. It can be an opportunity to meet new friends and be fun and relaxing.  (see bottom of the page for more info)

Your midwife can tell you more about when you can start attending classes.  

To book on to these sessions please contact Linda Wilby, Community Midwifery Admin Co-ordinator on 01924 543424 or Lisa Dennison, midwife team leader, 01977 747430

Classes are held in different venues across the district, so hopefully you will be able to find a class at a time and place suitable for you.  

Antenatal sessions are also offered by the NCT in Wakefield, there is a charge for these.  To find out more call 0844 243 6852 or email: bookings7b@nct.org 


These sessions are accurate as at August 2016.   

Parentcraft


Venue Area Day / Time
Birth Prep- Stanley Early Help Link, Long Causeway, Stanley WF3 4JB            Stanley        Tues 6.30 - 8.30p.m.
Polish Birth Prep - Trinity Medical Centre, Thornhill Street, Wakefield WF1 1PG
 
        Polish - Wakefield Central        Weds 6.30 - 8.30
Birth Prep - Complimentary therapy Centre, 35 Peterson Road, Wakefield WF1 1PG          Wakefield Centre       Weds 6.00 - 7.30
Birth Prep - Ossett Health Village
Kingsway
Ossett
WF5 8DF
        Ossett
 
        
   Wednesday, 6.00- 7.30
Birth Prep - Forest Wood Outreach
Painthorpe Lane
WF4 3H
 
       Painthorpe
 
 
          Thurs 5.30 - 7.00
Build a Happy Baby - Castle Children's Centre
Barnsley Road
Wakefield 
WF1 5NU
        Sandal         Thurs 5.30 - 7.00
Young Women's Labour & Birth Workshop
FAB Shop
Brook Street
Wakefield 
WF1 1QW
            Young Women's - Wakefield Central         Thurs 2.30 - 4.30
Home Birth Prep - Castle Children's Centre
Barnsley Road
Wakefield 
WF1 5NU
           Home Birth Prep - Sandal         Fri 12.15 - 1.30
     
Aquanatal & Pregnancy Yoga - Sun Lane Leisure Centre  Wakefield Please ring the centre direct for more information and to book Tel 306001
Infant Life Support
Stanley Early Help Link
Long Causeway
Stanley
WF3 4JB
Stanley Thurs 6.00-7.30
   
 
Pomfret Children's Centre
Rook Hill Rd, Pontefract
Pontefract 1st & 2nd Friday of every month
 
Acorn Children's Centre, Acketon Pasture Primary School Castleford 1st & 2nd Monday of every month
Cedars Children's Centre
Barnsley Rd, Hemsworth
Hemsworth 2017 dates:
3rd Jan, 21st Feb, 14th March, 9th May, 6th June, 11th July, 5th Sept, 17th Oct, 21st Nov 


Teenage Parentcraft


Young Women's Labour & Birth Workshop Day Time
FAB Shop
19-20 Westmorland House
Brooke street
Wakefield
WF1 1QW
        Thursday           2.30 - 4.30pm
 
  NO BOOKING REQUIRED








 

Polish parentcraft


Trinity Medical centre Day Time
Trinity medical centre
Thornhill Street
Wakefield
WF1 1PG
Tel 01924 543424
         Wednesday

          6:30-8:30pm
 
 








 



Midwife Led Unit Active Birth Class


Midwife led unit Day Time
Pontefract Hospital
Midwife led unit
Level D
Friarwood Lane
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 1PL
   
 
 



Aqua Natal & Yoga


Aqua Natal Day Time
Minsthorpe swimming Pool
Ash Grove
South Elmsall
WF9 2TF
Tel 01977 723200
                     9:30
 
       Ring for details
Sun lane Leisure
Sun lane
Wakefield
WF1 1JD
Tel 01924 306001
         
 
      
      Ring for details
Tel 306001
Pontefract swimming Pool
Stuart Road
Pontefract
WF8 4PQ
Tel 01977 722755
      

           Ring for details
Castleford Swimming Pool
Aketon Road
Castleford
WF10 5DU
Tel 01977 722055
          

      
       Ring for details

 

Infant Lifesaving


Venue area Time
     
Stanley Children’s Centre
Long causeway
Stanley
Wakefield
WF3 4JB
01924 543424
           Stanley
Thursday
        6:00-7:30pm

 

 

     

 
 

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