Antenatal classes help to prepare you for your baby’s birth and give you guidance on how to look after and feed your baby. They are also a good way of getting information and airing your concerns - not just with professionals but with other mothers-to-be. And friendships formed at these meetings can be a great source of mutual support during the first few months with a newborn baby.
We offer a variety of antenatal classes at the hospital and in the community in settings such as children’s centres. Ask your community midwife about the classes that are available. They will give you details of when they are running together with when it is the best time in your pregnancy to attend them.
To book please ring the Access Centre on 0151 702 4180.
Breathing & Relaxation
Breathing and relaxation classes are run every Wednesday afternoon 12.30pm - 2pm in the Parent Education Room.
This provides you with the opportunity to explore and practice different types of breathing for the different stages of labour, as well as a short 20 minute relaxation session. You do not need to book, just turn up on the day. If you would like to check the session is still running you can call 0151 702 4077. It’s helpful to bring a pillow along with you for this session.
Elective caesarean section
For ladies that have an elective caesarean section planned you can attend an information session.
Topics covered will include; what to expect at your pre op appointment, admissions procedure, the birth, skin to skin contact, transfer to the ward and discharge home and a short look around the maternity ward.
Sessions are held twice a month on a Monday or Friday 12:30pm-2pm, in the Parent Education Room, Antenatal Clinic, you don’t need to book just drop in:
Friday 8th March
Monday 18th March
Friday 29th March
Booking a Tour
If you would like to book a tour of Liverpool Women's Hospital, either before you choose to book your pregnancy care with us or before your due date, usually 6-7 weeks before, the tours are run on a Monday and Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm and Friday 11am-11:45am. It is highly recommended you call early to book your place as they are very popular, please call 0151 702 4077.
Log into Maternity Assist to find out more - not registered all you need is your 'W' number.