What’s on: Maternity courses & events

Getting Ready for Baby

This free 3-week course is for first time parents-to-be living in Calderdale only*

The best time to attend is between 28 and 37 weeks gestation but not strictly applied. Birth partners are welcome to attend with you – please book them a place.

Coming soon

  • March - Boothtown
  • April - Brighouse

Sessions will be advertised 2-3 months in advance.

All sessions will be held in the evening, face to face, in small groups. Sessions may be hosted by a Health Visitor, Midwife, Family Outreach Worker from the local Children’s Centre, and/or a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter.

Week 1: Giving your baby the best start 

Week 2: Labour and birth *

Week 3: Getting to know your baby

* Please note! The content of the labour and birth session for this course is identical to the CHFT session ‘Labour & Birth' please don't book on both!

  • You should only request to join this course if you are available to attend all 3 consecutive weekly sessions, starting on the date shown.

Click 'book your place' to see the start dates, times & venues for upcoming courses, if there are no sessions showing as available, courses may be fully booked. Further courses will be added approximately 2-3 months in advance.

This course is popular. If you change your mind or cannot attend for any reason, please let the organiser know so that your place(s) can be released for someone else.

*Not sure if you are a Calderdale resident? Check with your postcode here https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

If you can’t find the dates or courses that you want or you’re having difficulties using the online system please contact: whatson@cht.nhs.uk. Please check your inbox, junk, and spam for your confirmation emails. If you haven’t received your confirmation email you can get it resend here.

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