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Antenatal Education Classes

Meet the team: Nora, Gemma and KarolinaAntenatal classes and groups have formed a core part of maternity care for many years and aim to help prepare women and their partners for birth and beyond. The content of such classes is designed to help build confidence in women and expectant partners, empowering them during labour and birth.  The antenatal education team in the Trust are here to help empower, support and inform you of what is available.

We are the pioneer Trust to offer virtual Antenatal Education sessions via ZOOM in Northern Ireland.

Our online programme encompasses Antenatal Education topics traditionally included in these types of sessions, strongly underpinned by the ethos of the Solihull Approach. The session content is divided into four classes, covering a range of key topics.

Our online antenatal education programmes continue to run twice weekly on Wednesday and Thursday evenings online.

  • Additional workshops in SHSCT
  • Breastfeeding Workshop
  • Twins and multiple birth evening.
  • Hypnobirthing classes.
  • Active Pregnancy physiotherapy

We also encourage families to utilise additional parenting courses and programmes free through the Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland.


Antenatal Education Coordinator Midwife

17 The Rowans

Craigavon Area Hospital

Call us17 The Rowans Craigavon Area Hospital

  • What happens in antenatal classes?

    Classes are held weekly online during the evening, for around two hours. Birthing partners or friends are welcome to all of the sessions.

    There are set classes for if you’re single, a teenager or if English is not your first language. Speak to your midwife about these.

    The kinds of topics covered by antenatal classes are:

  • Antenatal Zoom breastfeeding workshop

    First Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
    Email: to book a date with your full name, DHH, HCN number (found on your addressograph sticker and zoom name.

    Instructions on how to use Zoom for antenatal classes can be found by clicking here.

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    Tuesday 7 November 2023
    Tuesday 5 December 2023
  • Twins and Multiple Birth evening
    Monday 26th September 2022Click here for Zoom link
    Meeting ID: 838 4835 0732
    Passcode: 04853569
    Monday 28th November 2022
  • Hypnobirthing classes
  • Active Pregnancy Physiotherapy

    The Pelvic Health Physiotherapy service are here to support you through your pregnancy.

    They are based at various sites across the Trust and offer advice on management of the minor discomforts of pregnancy including back pain and pelvic girdle pain related to pregnancy.

    Pre-natal Physio

  • Mellow Bumps Online support group

    This free confidential virtual support group for 6 to 8 ‘Mum’s-to-be’ will help you relax and get ready for the birth of your baby.

    This supportive environment  will give you the opportunity to share ideas, talk about how you feel about becoming a parent and address your fears.

    We will focus your attention on what your baby can already do and what they will need in the future, share practical information and activities to get you to think about you and your baby.

    Email:            Find out more. . .

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