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Labour and Birth

A 2 hour Midwife-led session covering

  • how labour might start
  • what happens during labour?
  • how you can help your body to labour and birth naturally
  • how birth partners can help
  • what if things dont go to plan?
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Nurturing and Feeding Your Newborn

A 2 hour Midwife-led session covering

  • what to expect in 4th trimester
  • getting feeding off to the best start
  • building a happy baby
  • safe sleeping 
  • coping with crying
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Getting Ready for Baby

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

A free 3 week course aiming to help you prepare for the birth of your baby and transition to parenthood, facilitated by a

  • Health Visitor
  • Children's Centre Worker
  • Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
  • Midwife
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Preparation for Parenthood

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

A free 5 week course aiming to help you prepare for the birth of your baby and for parenthood.  Currently held either face to face or online via 'Zoom'

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis by calling Locala on Dewsbury: 030 3330 9820 / Huddersfield: 030 3330 9974

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Pregnancy, Labour, Birth & Your Baby [online]

Online courses FREE to parents living in Kirklees and Calderdale.

Funded by Thriving Kirklees and Locala in Calderdale with access code.

A range of 12 free online courses include:

Pregnancy labour, birth and your baby

Understanding your baby

Understanding your child

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Getting Ready to Breastfeed?

This interactive website is offered by the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and will support you with

  1. The decision to breastfeed
  2. How breastfeeding works
  3. How newborns behave
  4. What challenges can arise
  5. Where to get help and lots more!
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ESOL for Pregnancy and Birth

ESOL is 'English for Speakers of Other Languages' and this course is for pregnant women and partners who do not speak English as their first language

Sessions focus on pregnancy, antenatal care and preparation for birth, and will be run in partnership with Calderdale College


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Twins and Multiples!

If you are expecting twins or more we offer a tailored antenatal group session.

  • Twins explained
  • Birthing twins or more
  • Breastfeeding twins or more
  • Supporting you with twins or more

We can also put you in touch with local groups who can support you during your pregnancy and after your babies arrive!

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Moving Mums Kirklees

If you live in Kirklees and are a new mum or expecting a baby & want to be more active then Moving Mums could be for you.

  • pregnancy exercise, Pilates & Yoga
  • postnatal exercise, for mum + baby
  • meet other mums! 
  • support to keep you moving safely

*Charges will apply to KAL provision*

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Better Living Team Calderdale

If you live in Calderdale and would like to access safe physical activity and suppoer for a healthy lifestyle in pregnancy and beyond, BLT may be for you:

  • Weight management
  • Physical activity
  • Stopping smoking
  • Alcohol reduction
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Waiting List for Antenatal Classes

We normally advertise courses 2-3 months in advance and add extra sessions in as they are needed. If you can't see any courses for the month you wish to attend, please wait and watch for them to be advertised.

We only keep waiting lists for courses which are already advertised and are full.

If you can’t find the dates or courses that you want or you’re having difficulties using the online system please contact: 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.