Antenatal/Parentcraft Sessions

Early Pregnancy Classes

Early pregnancy classes are held for women from 12 weeks gestation on the first Friday of each month (except Bank Hols) from 10.00am-11.00am,  WS Tweed Room, Robinson Hospital, Ballymoney organised by the physio department.

Topics include changes in your body in pregnancy, common aches & pains, pelvic floor exercises and exercise in pregnancy.

2017 dates
Friday 5 May
Friday 2 June
Friday 7 July
Fri 4 August
Friday 1 September
Friday 6 October
Friday 3 November
Friday 1 December

Antenatal/Parentcraft Sessions

Community midwives organise local Antenatal/Parentcraft sessions (after 28 weeks of pregnancy), to help you and your partner prepare for the birth of your baby and parenthood.

This is a good opportunity to meet other parents, explore options and discuss any concerns. Please ask your midwife for the details of sessions near to you. 

Parentcraft Programme

Dates of Parentcraft Sessions for 2017
Antrim - Child Development Centre, Station Road, Antrim
Ballycastle - Dalriada Hospital
Ballymena - Ballymena Health and Care Centre
Ballymena - 2018 dates - Ballymena Health and Care Centre (10am until 12noon)
Ballymoney - Ballymoney Health Centre
Coleraine - Causeway Hospital
Cookstown and Magherafelt
Larne - Moyle Hospital
Whiteabbey - Whiteabbey Hospital


Birth Plan

A Birth Plan is a record of what you would like to happen during labour, birth and afterwards. You will find a sample Birth Plan in your green Maternity Record and you should complete this before your due date.

Be prepared to be flexible as you may wish to change your mind while you are in labour.

Page last updated:20 October 2017