Preparing for parenthood sessions

Our preparing for parenthood sessions are full of information and advice about your pregnancy, birth, and the period after your baby is born.

What you'll learn

You’ll learn about:

  • antenatal support services and how can help you plan your birth
  • what to expect during labour, including pain relief and your birth
  • our infant feeding, wellbeing, and postnatal support services

These sessions are led by midwives, and they’re for parents at 32 weeks.

Time and location

Sessions take place every Saturday, 10am to 12.30pm at: 

Maternity seminar room, level 5
Maternity block
Northwick Park Hospital

Sign up to our preparing for parenthood sessions

About you and your pregnancy

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory

The information you provide will be used to book your place in our preparing for parenthood sessions. Occassionally, we may also use this data to update your maternity records and contact information.


Session 1: introductions

  • An introduction to us, our unit, and our services
  • Your antenatal care
  • Your baby’s health and wellbeing
  • Your health and wellbeing
  • Where to give birth

Session 2: your birth

  • Signs of labour
  • Stages of labour
  • Induction of labour
  • Pain relief
  • Birth positions and monitoring

Session 3: postnatal care

  • Postnatal care and midwifery services
  • Emotional and physical wellbeing after birth
  • New-born baby wellbeing, checks and tests
  • Infant feeding
  • Contraception
  • You eRed book