Antenatal Classes


All women booked to have their baby at Ormskirk Maternity unit or live in the locality are welcome to attend parent education classes.

The sessions will give you practical information, advice and support to help you prepare for the birth of your baby. You and a partner are welcome to attend.


You can start attending aquanatal exercise classes after your first ultrasound scan providing there are no problems. You will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire at the first session. Based on this the Midwife will advise you whether there is any part of the class which will be unsuitable for you.

You can also attend aquanatal for 6 sessions following the birth of your baby as long as you have had a postnatal examination and you have no problems.

Aquanatal classes are held at the following venues:

Ormskirk Park Pool Mondays 0930am, and 10.15am
Tel No: 01695 576325

Skelmersdale Ny Bevan Pool Tuesdays 12.00 noon, and 1.00pm
Tel No: 01695 727111

Tours around the maternity unit are held on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm.
This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and familiarise yourself with the wards and delivery suite.

As activity within the unit cannot always be anticipated we kindly request that you contact delivery suite at lunchtime on the day of your tour in case the delivery suite is busy and we do not have any rooms available to show you.

If you would like to book an appointment for a tour or for parent education classes,please telephone: (01695) 656919