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Online antenatal classes

These films have been specially created by our staff at the maternity department at York Hospital so that you, your birth partner, family and friends can share your maternity experience at any time wherever you are. If you have any questions please contact your community midwife or the maternity department at York Hospital. View them now on our YouTube channel

Advice on recognising when your labour has started, how to cope with the early stages and when to come to hospital.

Our midwives take you step by step through the doors of York Hospital's maternity unit, where to go, what to bring and even where to park.

Take a trip into our labour room for advice on what happens as your contractions increase, what equipment you might see and what pain relief is available.

Whether you leave hospital after the birth or transfer to the post natal ward (G2) this section takes you through your birth and what to expect immediately after.

Needing a ceasarian or having your labour induced if you are overdue are two of the most common complications. We explain what to expect if you are in this situation.

Our women's health physiotherapists offer specialist advice on reducing tension during labour, what positions can help and demonstrate massage techniques.

The all important advice on getting your body back into shape after birth and how to protect your back with a new baby.

Practical advice to help with your physical and emotional wellbeing and tips on parenting skills to give you and your baby the best start after birth.

In-depth advice from our expert feeding co-ordinator from the moment you give birth with guidance on how much your baby needs and what's best for you and baby.


We also have BUMP physiotherapy groups for women in the York and Selby areas. Please click here for more information.


If you are considering a home birth and would like to attend a home birth information session in York or Malton visit Giving Birth at Home


Click here for details of local NCT groups, the UK’s largest charity for parents.

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If you have any questions which are not answered in the online classes speak to your midwife.

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