Airedale Parent Education sessions are suspended until December 2020
We are unable to provide Parent Education sessions for October and November 2020, but aim to be back with you in December.
Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no Parent Education sessions available to book during October and November. We will use this website to notify you just as soon as we can start booking sessions again.
All parent education sessions are now live virtual sessions using Microsoft Teams. All you need to access sessions is a device with a camera facility (smart phone/tablet/laptop etc.) and an email address.
Instructions about how to join the sessions will be provided after you have booked.
Please book once you have had your 20 week ultrasound scan. To book a session please call the antenatal clinic on 01535 294681 or 292411. If you have any specific enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual sessions available: Keeping Birth Normal, Caring for Baby, Waterbirth, When Nature needs a Hand and Hypnobirthing. Please read the session information below before ringing to book.
Here are some resources you may wish to read through:KEEPING BIRTH NORMAL WHEN NATURE NEEDS A HAND HYPNOBIRTHING CARING FOR BABY
At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we believe that every woman and family booked to receive maternity care through our Trust should expect a high standard of antenatal education as it is an important and valued element of our maternity services. Physical, emotional and intellectual preparation can have a huge impact on birth outcomes and effective parent education can significantly increase the likelihood of a normal birth and a healthy baby – both are factors which will enhance the transition to parenthood.
Our classes are available for all women booked to receive their maternity care at Airedale. We offer a variety of classes and you can attend at any time during your pregnancy, but we suggest that between 28 to 36 weeks of pregnancy is ideal. Spaces are limited per class to ensure quality and therefore it is advisable to book early, Please book following your 20 week Ultrasound scan. (how to book).
We would encourage your main birth partner to attend virtual sessions with you.
Parent Education sessions aim to be informative, fun, interactive.
Keep Birth Normal (approximately 2.5 hours)
The aim of the session is to enable participants to learn about the labour process and to find out about a variety of coping techniques to enable you to have a calm, confident and positive approach to labour and the birth of your baby. At the end of the sessions there will be opportunity to view the labour ward (called the ‘Stork Walk’). As this is a busy maternity unit, access to labour rooms may not always be possible.
Takes place most Tuesday evenings 17:00 – 19:30pm.
Caring for your baby: building a positive relationship (approximately 2.5-3 hours)
This session gives you information about how you can meet your baby’s needs and the importance of a close and loving relationship. It includes information about how a baby’s brain develops, feeding your baby and how you can help to get breast feeding off to a good start, with practical information including meeting the needs of a newborn and safe sleeping. The session is interactive, informative and fun!
Takes place most Thursday evenings 17:00 – 19:30pm.