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Preparation for birth and beyond

By law, you have the right to reasonable time off with full pay for pregnancy-related ('antenatal') appointments and care before you have your baby. The antenatal appointments need to be on the advice of a doctor, nurse or midwife and can include:

  • Scans
  • Pregnancy health checks
  • Relaxation classes, for example pregnancy yoga
  • Parent craft classes (such as Preparation for Birth and Beyond – PBB)

An antenatal course Preparation for Birth and Beyond (PBB) is available to all first-time parents to help prepare for your baby’s arrival. It looks at understanding baby, birth, feeding, sleep and relationships. You can find out more from your midwife or by contacting our Single Point of Access on 0113 8435683.

To book on to a course please send the following details to lch.pbbbooking@nhs.net

  • Name
  • Gestation
  • Telephone number 

Virtual classes are held 5-7pm and face to face Preparation for Birth and Beyond (PBB) courses are held during working hours Monday to Friday.

Please book onto PBB classes when you are 24 weeks pregnant or later.

HENRY programme

This is for parents or carers of children aged 0-5 years. Free to join and currently run via Zoom in conjunction with your local children centre. Henry covers parenting confidence, physical activity for little ones, what children and families eat, family lifestyle habits and enjoying life as a family.

HENRY is an 8 week group aimed at families with children under 5 years old who live in Leeds. Each week will help you develop a healthy, happy and supportive home for your whole family. Please speak with your Specialist Public Health Nurse or a Family Health Worker to find out more information via our 0-19 SPA on: 0113 843 5683. You can find your local Children’s Centre here.

Are you a parent/carer of a child or children aged under 19 years old

Every family across Leeds, starting at pregnancy and continuing through to school leavers, receives support from the 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service (formerly known as Health Visiting and School Nursing). We would like to bring parent/ carer views to our service delivery. If you are interested in understanding how we work as a service and sharing your thoughts, please come join our Parent Participation Group.

If you are interested or would like further information please contact Amanda Jackson, Clinical Team Manager with your contact details by email at involvement.019@nhs.net

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Contact Us

Being a parent can be challenging but you are not alone, give the team a call on 0113 8435683.

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