Antenatal Education and Information Sessions

Providing women-centred care across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Classes

The pregnancy, birth and beyond class is an antenatal education course which is jointly run over four sessions in antenatal period and a reunion session to meet up with your babies in the postnatal period. The course is jointly run by Midwives and Health Visitors.  Ask you Community Midwife for more information.   To book onto a course, please ring 0300 303 1603.


James Cook Hospital maternity tour

The Thursday hospital tour is no longer available, but a tour is offered during high dependency evening or afternoon classes.

Please see information below to learn more about the high dependency information evenings and afternoons.


High dependency information evenings 6pm – 8.30pm

Suitable for women from 32 weeks of pregnancy. These sessions are very popular and as space is limited you are encouraged to book in advance. To book your place please call 01642 854881 (Monday to Friday, 10am – 2pm). You can bring one birth partner with you to the information evenings.

High dependency information evenings:

  • Held at James Cook Hospital
  • Meeting at the women and children’s reception
  • Two sessions per month
  • Sure Start children’s centre presentation
  • Physiotherapy presentation
  • How to help your labour stay normal/coping strategies
  • Tour of delivery suite
  • Natal hypnotherapy and its benefits

Please note at present we are no longer running low dependency information evenings.


Obstetric Physiotherapist Classes

You may also be interested to attend sessions held by the obstetric physiotherapy team. Please see the below information about the back and pelvis advice session (very helpful for aches and pains) and the preparation for labour session.

Back and pelvis advice session (161kb)
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Physiotherapy prep for labour (125kb)
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