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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGbAYI3KheU

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:

Meet the Midwife Come and have a chat with the Leeds Homebirth Team and explore where to have your baby. To book click here

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. Please book a convenient date for when you are over 30 weeks of pregnancy. Book one place for yourself and one for your partner.

For St James's Hospital click here.

For Leeds General Infirmary click here.

Preparing to Breastfeed  a 2 hour session for expectant parents which will provide you with all the information you need to get breastfeeding off to the best possible start. To book click here

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.

Other classes:

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: BabySteps@leeds.gcsx.gov.uk

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