Pregnancy Barnsley

Antenatal Classes

Active Birth and Top Tips for Labour @ Barnsley Hospital, S75 2

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 32 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.

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.


Having a Baby Programme

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 (children’s centres and local schools) by Midwives, Health Visitors, Children Centre staff and the Infant Feeding Service.

The programme is five 2 hour sessions. Sessions 1 and 2 start 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.

To book a place, email the details below to CYPFHavingaBabyTeam@barnsley.gcsx.gov.uk or phone the Jump Children Centre and ask to speak to the ‘Having a Baby’ team on 01226
748805

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 to ensure your place at sessions 1 and 2.


NCT Antenatal Course, S75 4

NCT Signature antenatal course in Barnsley & Penistone Branch for early September to early November due dates

Date: 11/07/2017 – 18/08/2017 (Tuesdays 7:00-9:30pm)
Venue: Silkstone Common Methodist Church, Barnsley, S75 4PA

A 17 hour course. This consists of 6 weekday evening sessions, antenatally. This course includes a session on breastfeeding. There is also a 2 hour reunion for all course participants with their new baby after the births. Your NCT Practitioner will agree a date, time and location for this with you.

For more information and to book contact Laura Hards on 020 8752 9127 or email bookings7b@nct.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8752 9127


PSS Fitmums

A free service in and around Barnsley supporting women and their families to have a healthy and happy pregnancy and beyond.

6 week antenatal course

  • Registration and myths in pregnancy
  • Benefits of eating well in pregnancy
  • Birthing ball and pilates
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Memory box making and ‘How Am I feeling?’
  • Baby first aid and sleep safe awareness

For more information contact Liza on 01226 298631 or email liza.hatfield@pss.org.uk


Tour of Maternity Unit – Barnsley Hospital

Take a virtual tour of our 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.