The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Preparing for Birth and Parenthood

Preparation for Birth and Beyond (PBB)

PBB sessions are delivered in Children's Centres across Leeds by teams of midwives/health visitors/family workers. This short film tells you all about them:

For more information and to find your local Children's Centre please go to the Family Information service website.

One off classes you are invited to attend:

Lets talk Homebirth! An informal evening exploring and promoting birthing at home. Advice, tips and practical information offered by a member of the Leeds Homebirth Team. click here to book

Our Birth classes: discussion and sharing of information about the journey of labour and birth, including keeping active and birthing in water; held on both of our hospital sites.

For St James's Hospital click here.

For Leeds General Infirmary click here.

Other classes:

Mums, Bumps and Tums A women only physiotherapy group session for pregnant women who want to prevent common aches and pains experienced in pregnancy. Also provides guidance on how to exercise safely in pregnancy. First and third Tuesday of every month in the Physiotherapy Department, Lower Ground Floor, Chancellor Wing, St James's Hospital. Booking required please call 0113 2065524 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm). For more information click here.

 Baby Steps is an evidence-based group education programme for families with additional needs. To find out more about the programme please call the Baby Steps team on: 0113 2714786 or email:

Please also see the Haamla page and the Twins and Multiple Pregnancy page for details of additional classes.