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Antenatal classes

Parent education

All women booked to have their baby at Ormskirk hospital are welcome to attend our midwife-led parent education classes. The sessions will give you practical information, advice and support to help you prepare for the birth of your baby.

We offer the choice of a Saturday workshop (9.30am to 4pm) or four weekly evening sessions (either Tuesdays or Thursdays between 6.30pm and 8pm).

For further information or to book please contact your named community midwife or the community office on 01695 656668.


We also offer a full hypnobirthing course which is delivered by experienced midwives.

Throughout the course you will learn about how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level during labour. Importantly you learn how to work with your body to ensure essential hormones are produced, making labour more efficient and comfortable for you and your baby. You will learn how to effectively access a state of deep relaxation using  a combination of breathing techniques , visualisation, guided relaxation exercises, light touch massage, positive affirmations and various other techniques .

The course is delivered at three three-hour sessions, Mondays or Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm, in the Education Centre at Ormskirk hospital.

For further information please contact your named community midwife or call Lisa on 07920 336501 or Sarah on 07717 506072.


One way to exercise safely during pregnancy is with specialized exercise such as aqua natal.  Run by highly qualified community midwives.

Aquanatal is a safe, fun and structured water based activity. You can start attending 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.

We currently hold classes at the following venues.  Each session is 45 minutes long.  A small cost payable to the pool is associated with attendance.  For further information please contact the pool directly.

Park Pool, Ormskirk | Monday at 9.15am

Dunes SplashWorld, Southport |  Wednesdayat 6.15pm