Preparing for birth and parenthood

Congratulations on your pregnancy. It is important to contact you’re your midwife and book with your chosen maternity unit as soon as possible.

On these pages, you will find local information about your health in pregnancy and services in Lancashire and South Cumbria including;

  • planning for your baby
  • skin contact after birth
  • the value of breastmilk
  • how to access antenatal education online.

Online NHS antenatal course

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an online antenatal course has been developed by the NHS to support parents-to-be and those around them. 

The course is provided in English, Urdu and Welsh and has been written by midwives, health visitors and clinical psychologists. 

You can access the course on the Our Place website here (opens in new window)

Technical support


Telephone: 0121 296 4448 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)

Introductory Online Infant Feeding Course (30minutes long)

More Information: Online Infant Feeding Course (73 minutes long)

Breastfeeding twins


Some vaccines, such as the inactivated seasonal flu vaccine and the whooping cough vaccine, are recommended during pregnancy to protect the health of you and your baby. An inactivated vaccine does not contain a live version of the virus it is protecting against. 

Find out more information about immunisations is available on the NHS website (opens in new window)

It is important that you and your family still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses. Contact your GP practice for more information. More information about vaccinations is also available on the NHS website

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