Would you like to come to one of our antenatal classes? The Maternity Unit here at Barnsley Hospital in partnership with other agencies, either hospital or community based hold a variety of preparation for birth sessions. These are available at various times and in various locations to give you a choice and to try to accommodate individual needs. It doesn’t have to be your first baby to attend any of the sessions; everyone is welcome, including dads/birth partners. Having a Baby Programme Click to download Please note: This programme is delivered by midwives in partnership with other agencies who work in the Barnsley area. As most of the information is specific to the services offered in Barnsley it is not be suitable for women who do not live in Barnsley. Our programme includes Baby’s development throughout pregnancy Keeping both you and your baby healthy in pregnancy What makes a good parent? Active Birth Top tips for labour Coping skills for labour Practical tips for life with a new baby including bathing, nappy changing, handling your baby Infant feeding Baby’s brain development Safe sleeping Tips for coping with a crying baby and what to expect in the early weeks The sessions are suitable for any mum or partner-to-be and are run in community bases (family centres and local schools) by Midwives, Health Visitors, Family Centre staff and the Infant Feeding Service. The programme is four 2 hour sessions. Session 1 in early pregnancy and sessions 3, 4 and 5 take place in late pregnancy. The information discussed in each session is appropriate for that stage of pregnancy. Sessions are held at various times including in the evening and at weekends. If you live within the Barnsley borough and would like to book a place, email the details below to email@example.com or phone the Lundwood Children Centre and ask to speak to the ‘Having a Baby’ team on 01226 248564 We need to know: Your name Your date of birth Your telephone number Your email address (If you use this) Your address and postcode The date your baby is due Once this information is received we will send you an invitation to the ‘Having a Baby’ programme in your area, either by return email (if used) or by post. If you have not had a reply within 2 weeks, please contact us. Early booking essential. Active birth and top tips for labour These sessions are provided for women and their birthing partners planning to give birth either in the Birthing Centre at Barnsley or at home. Most women find these sessions useful from approximately 34 weeks pregnant Here are some of the topics we cover in this session: What is active birth? Preparation and top tips for labour and birth Choosing a water birth What is a birth plan and how do I make one? Breathing and relaxation techniques How to care for your body A tour of the Maternity Unit is also included. The Birthing Centre is a very busy area and occasionally it may not be possible for you to view. At these sessions you also have the option of purchasing certain items which may help you with your labour and birth. Gym ball, ensuring optimal fetal positioning £17 – £21 each (depending on size) Pump £2 And Relaxation CD – Belightful Music which can be used pre and post birth (locally sourced) If you would like to purchase any of these items (only available at your active birth session) please be aware we are only able to accept cash. Venue: Physiotherapy Department, Ground floor (next to Accident and Emergency Entrance) Red Zone. Entrance C5 (see map below) Barnsley Hospital. Please wait in the waiting room. Day and Time: Every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) 5-7pm Booking: Due to high demand and limited availability you will need to book on these sessions. Please call the Birthing Centre on 01226 432249 from 8am on the Monday you intend to attend to check availability and to reserve a place. Tour of Maternity Unit If the virtual tour is not for you and you would like to attend the Maternity Unit in person to familiarize yourself with the surroundings please see below. Please be aware this is a tour only. For active birth information and discussion please join us either on the Having a Baby programme or at an active birth session. We have tours every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 7-730pm at Barnsley Hospital Birthing Centre, Women’s and Children’s Department, First floor. Please wait for the session to start on the first floor landing. Due to high demand and limited availability you will need to book on these sessions. Please call the Birthing Centre on: 01226 432249 from 8am on the Monday you intend to attend to check availability and to reserve a place. The Birthing Centre is a very busy area and occasionally it may not be possible for you to view. Multiple Birth Are you having twins or triplets? Would you like to meet other parents having more than one baby? Would you like to talk to a midwife specialising in multiple births? We have a class designed to meet your needs. Each session Includes: Labour and birth, pre-birth and special care, caesarean birth, feeding, and top tips for baby care. To make an enquiry or book a place please contact Michelle Young on firstname.lastname@example.org Breast Feeding Workshops Infant Feeding Service Antenatal Infant Feeding Discussions 2020 This is an opportunity for all families who are having babies to have a conversation about feeding choices Breastfeeding Groups 2020 Monday Jump Family Centre, 1.00 – 2.00 pm Church Street, Jump Tuesday Lundwood Family Centre, 1.00-2.00pm Littleworth Lane, Lundwood Wednesday Darton Family Centre, 9.30 – 11.00 am, Huddersfield Road, Darton & The Lightbox, Barnsley Library, 9.30 – 10.30 am, Barnsley Town Centre, Children’s section (Term time only) Thursday Kiddy Winx Play Café, 9.30 – 11.00 am, Unit 5 Fields End, Business Park, Goldthorpe, Friday Penistone Family Centre, 10.00 – 11.00 am, Church Street, Penistone (Term time only) You are more than welcome to attend any of these sessions. If you would like more information or to confirm a place please call Barnsley Council’s Infant Feeding Team on 01226 775700, however you can just come along. Please bring your antenatal hand held (green) notes with you. If you find it difficult to attend any of these sessions, please read the information on NHS Choices about Making a birth plan.