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Antenatal Classes during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Face-to-face courses have been cancelled until further notice.

Scroll down the page for alternative online modules on a range of topics.

Limited availability for virtual antenatal classes if you live in Kirklees or Calderdale.

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Preparation for Parenthood (Zoom)

Are you first time parent-to-be living in KIRKLEES? if so, this may be for you

A free, virtual 6 week course aiming to help you prepare for the birth of your baby and for parenthood.  

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Getting Ready for Baby (Zoom)

Are you a first time parent-to-be living in CALDERDALE? if so this may be for you!

A free, 3 week virtual course, aiming to help you prepare for the birth of your baby and parenthood.

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Understanding Pregnancy, Labour, Birth & Your Baby

This online learning is FREE to parents living in Kirklees and Calderdale.

Thanks to Thriving Kirklees and Locala in Calderdale. This course will help you to prepare for labour and becoming new parents. 

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Your Mental Health

Look out for your other half!

  • Local free programme: SilverCloud
  • Baby Blues & Post Natal Depression
  • Postnatal Psychosis (rare)
  • Post Natal Depression in Partners
  • Self Help - ONE YOU
  • Self Help - Mindfulness
  • Where to get help?


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The #AlwaysAsk campaign aims to help you to be your own champion in pregnancy, and empower you to speak up when you are worried about your health or your unborn baby.

  • Symptom Checker
  • Top tips for speaking up
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Early Pregnancy?

  • What appointments can I expect?
  • Antenatal screening choices
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Nutrition in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy sickness
  • Medication
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Building a healthy baby!

You can make a big difference to your baby's future, but its best if you can start now!

  • The science of epigenetics
  • The first 1000 days
  • Healthy Lifestyle in Pregnancy
  • Building a happy baby
  • Building your baby’s brain
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Preparing for birth

  • Where can I give birth?
  • Can I take a tour?
  • How does labour start?
  • How will I know I'm in labour
  • What happens during labour?
  • Pain Relief
  • Active Birth
  • Waterbirth
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Being a birth partner

  • How can I help
  • What to pack in the Birth Bag?
  • Where to go in hospital?
  • Birthing For Blokes
  • The Dad Pad
  • Supporting breastfeeding
  • Safe Sleeping - lift the baby
  • Coping with crying for partners
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Feeding Your Baby

  • Free online course 'Beginning Breastfeeding' 
  • 'Bump to Breastfeeding Videos' 
  • Local Support with Breastfeeding 
  • Bottle / Formula Feeding
  • Sterilising feeding equipment
  • Expressing breastmilk
  • Storing expressed breastmilk
  • Partner support for breastfeeding
  • Bottle / Responsive Feeding
  • Formula Milks
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Caring For Your Baby

  • Meeting your baby: Skin to Skin 
  • Relationship building
  • Keeping your baby clean
  • Changing a dirty nappy
  • Caring for your baby at night
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Screening tests & development reviews
  • Coping with a crying baby
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Our courses are not running at the moment but we can direct you to some free online downloads and films here ...

  • Free Downloads
  • You Tube freebies
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When nature needs a hand

  • Induction of Labour
  • Forceps or Ventouse Birth
  • Caesarean Section Birth
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If you have any ideas or links for online resources for other parents-to-be, or suggestions for additional features, please let us know!

If you can’t find the dates or courses that you want or you’re having difficulties using the online system please call us on: 0771 751 7563.

Please check your inbox, junk, and spam for your confirmation emails. If you haven’t received your confirmation email you can get it resent here.

If you need to cancel your course please use the link in your confirmation email.