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During your pregnancy (antenatal care)

Antenatal care is the term used to describe the care you receive from our team of experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals during your pregnancy.

Antenatal care throughout your pregnancy will be provided by our Community Midwife Team – either in hospital, your GP surgery or at some children's centres in the community.

You'll be offered some screening tests during pregnancy to try to find any health conditions that could affect you or your baby. The tests can help you make choices about further tests and care or treatment during your pregnancy or after your baby is born.

Screening tests offered during pregnancy include:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Sickle Cell and Thalassemia
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Physical abnormalities (mid pregnancy scan)

If you choose not to have the screening test for these conditions, it is important to understand that if you have a scan at any point during your pregnancy it could pick up physical abnormalities. The healthcare professional scanning you will always tell you if any abnormalities are found.

Get more information about screening for you and your baby here.

Uterine Artery Doppler Patient Information Leaflet

Antenatal classes

Antenatal classes are designed to help you and your chosen birth partner prepare for childbirth and early parenthood.

The classes include information on:

  • Looking after yourself during pregnancy
  • Preparing to meet your baby - what to expect and how to cope
  • Practical advice on caring for and feeding your new baby
  • Breast feeding workshop
  • Advice on early parenting - coping strategies and bonding with your baby

Your midwife will discuss the options with you and advise you on how to book onto the classes you want to participate in. Some of the sessions available include:

Parents to be 

We are offering both virtual and face to face sessions for this course.The session or sessions will cover:

Session 1

  • Safer Sleeping
  • ICON -Coping with Crying

Session 2

  • Home Safety
  • Baby Bathing / Nappy Changing
  • Early Play and Brain Development

The virtual sessions will run 2 Tuesdays per month 3.30-4.30pm and you attend both dates.

  • 9th and 16th August
  • 6th and 13th September
  • 4th and 11th October
  • 8th and 15th November
  • 6th and 13th December

Face to face will run at Westgate centre on the following evenings 5.30-7.30pm (you only attend 1 of these, all the info is covered).

  • 7th September
  • 5th October
  • 9th November
  • 7th December

If you have any further questions or would like to book a place please contact Kelly.corless@lancashire.gov.uk or call 01524 581280.

Aqua-Natal sessions
(Aqua natal currently cancelled due to Coronavirus)

Aqua-Natal exercise is safe, gentle and ideal exercise for pregnant women.

  • Thursdays, 7pm – 7.55pm, Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

01524 847540 / www.lancaster.gov.uk/salt-ayre-leisure-centre

Infant feeding workshop (virtual class)

How you feed and respond to your developing baby can impact on his or her short- and long-term health and wellbeing. Whilst you are pregnant is a great time to learn more about feeding your baby and how to get off to a good start.  

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust are offering an Infant Feeding Workshop to all parents-to-be receiving maternity care from us. 

The workshop includes information on; 

  • Responding to our babies
  • Feeding cues and "full up" cues
  • What's in breastmilk and how it is different from formula
  • How is breastmilk made?
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Learning how to breastfeed
  • How you know your baby is feeding well
  • How and why to hand express
  • Breastfeeding in special situations
  • How partners and family members can help
  • Formula and bottle feeding
  • Where to access support  

The workshop will be virtual and you are welcome to include a partner or family member, and this is encouraged so they can learn how to support you when baby arrives. 

The dates for 2022 are as follows; 

January

Wednesday 12th

10am - 12:30pm

 

Monday24th

6 - 8:30pm

February

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

March

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

April

Wednesday 13th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 25th

6 – 8:30pm

May

Wednesday 11th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 23th

6 – 8:30pm

June

Wednesday 8th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 27th

6 – 8:30pm

July

Wednesday 13th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 25th

6 – 8:30pm

August

Wednesday 10th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 22nd

6 – 8:30pm

September

Wednesday 14th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 26th

6 – 8:30pm

October

Wednesday 12th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 24th

6 – 8:30pm

November

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

December

Wednesday 14th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 19th (not on Lorenzo yet)

6 – 8:30pm


A few days before the workshop, you will receive a link via email to join the workshop online.To book, please ring 01539 795375. To book, please ring 01539 795375. 

Antenatal classes

  • 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month 6-8pm in the Seminar Room, South Lakes Birth Centre
  • One Saturday a month at Greengate Sure Start Children’s Centre, Barrow, LA14 1BG

Please phone 01229 870870 to book FGH antenatal clinic

Aqua-Natal sessions - Dalton Leisure Centre (Dalton in Furness)

Aqua-Natal exercise is safe, gentle and ideal for pregnant women.

  • Tuesdays, 6pm

01229 463125 / www.daltonleisurecentre.co.uk

Infant feeding workshop (virtual class)

How you feed and respond to your developing baby can impact on his or her short- and long-term health and wellbeing. Whilst you are pregnant is a great time to learn more about feeding your baby and how to get off to a good start.  

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust are offering an Infant Feeding Workshop to all parents-to-be receiving maternity care from us. 

The workshop includes information on; 

  • Responding to our babies
  • Feeding cues and "full up" cues
  • What's in breastmilk and how it is different from formula
  • How is breastmilk made?
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Learning how to breastfeed
  • How you know your baby is feeding well
  • How and why to hand express
  • Breastfeeding in special situations
  • How partners and family members can help
  • Formula and bottle feeding
  • Where to access support  

The workshop will be virtual and you are welcome to include a partner or family member, and this is encouraged so they can learn how to support you when baby arrives. 

The dates for 2022 are as follows; 

January

Wednesday 12th

10am - 12:30pm

 

Monday24th

6 - 8:30pm

February

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

March

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

April

Wednesday 13th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 25th

6 – 8:30pm

May

Wednesday 11th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 23th

6 – 8:30pm

June

Wednesday 8th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 27th

6 – 8:30pm

July

Wednesday 13th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 25th

6 – 8:30pm

August

Wednesday 10th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 22nd

6 – 8:30pm

September

Wednesday 14th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 26th

6 – 8:30pm

October

Wednesday 12th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 24th

6 – 8:30pm

November

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

December

Wednesday 14th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 19th (not on Lorenzo yet)

6 – 8:30pm

A few days before the workshop, you will receive a link via email to join the workshop online.To book, please ring 01539 795375. 

Antenatal Classes

  • Session 1 - birth and labour
  • Session 2 - Infant Feeding and Care of the Newborn

Thursdays – afternoon and evening sessions available.

Please phone to book on 01539 795375 (between 09:00-16:30 Mon to Fri)

Aqua-Natal sessions (Kendal)

Mondays: 9am - 10am, Kendal Leisure Centre

01539 729777 / www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/south-lakeland/kendal

Aqua-Natal exercise is safe, gentle and ideal exercise for pregnant women.

Infant feeding workshop (virtual class)

How you feed and respond to your developing baby can impact on his or her short- and long-term health and wellbeing. Whilst you are pregnant is a great time to learn more about feeding your baby and how to get off to a good start.  

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust are offering an Infant Feeding Workshop to all parents-to-be receiving maternity care from us. 

The workshop includes information on; 

  • Responding to our babies
  • Feeding cues and "full up" cues
  • What's in breastmilk and how it is different from formula
  • How is breastmilk made?
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Learning how to breastfeed
  • How you know your baby is feeding well
  • How and why to hand express
  • Breastfeeding in special situations
  • How partners and family members can help
  • Formula and bottle feeding
  • Where to access support  

The workshop will be virtual and you are welcome to include a partner or family member, and this is encouraged so they can learn how to support you when baby arrives. 

The dates for 2022 are as follows; 

March

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

April

Wednesday 13th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 25th

6 – 8:30pm

May

Wednesday 11th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 23th

6 – 8:30pm

June

Wednesday 8th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 27th

6 – 8:30pm

July

Wednesday 13th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 25th

6 – 8:30pm

August

Wednesday 10th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 22nd

6 – 8:30pm

September

Wednesday 14th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 26th

6 – 8:30pm

October

Wednesday 12th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 24th

6 – 8:30pm

November

Wednesday 9th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 28th

6 – 8:30pm

December

Wednesday 14th

10am – 12:30pm

 

Monday 19th (not on Lorenzo yet)

6 – 8:30pm

A few days before the workshop, you will receive a link via email to join the workshop online.To book, please ring 01539 795375.