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Antenatal classes

Many antenatal classes are online with some face-to-face classes depending on where you live. There are free classes for you. Please ask your midwife for up-to-date information along with which classes are free.

Getting to know your baby – antenatal feeding session

  • Maternity Support Workers in your local area run a 2-hour class about feeding your baby. This will give you good information about both breast and bottle feeding.
  • It will also give you information about how you can bond with your baby.
  • You can come along to a class at any point during your pregnancy.
  • You can bring your birth partner with you.
  • Please speak to your community midwife for more information about these sessions.

Leicester Mamma’s Pregnancy Courses

Leicester Mamma’s offer pregnancy courses. Some classes are free and some you must pay for.

More information can be found on the Leicester Mamma’s website, by calling on 07580 159278 or by email on

Free two hour antenatal session

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 06-12-2023

Next review due: 06-12-2026