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. Birth partners are welcome to attend with you – please book them a place.

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 ‘Getting Ready for Labour (Active Birth)’
  • You should only request to join this course if you are available to attend all 3 consecutive weekly sessions, starting on the date shown.
  • You will be required to wear a face mask and observe infection control arrangements to reduce spread of Covid-19.

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 3 months in advance.

Places are limited. 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 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.