Parent Education provides a parent-centered, evidence-informed, nationally consistent and equitable service to all pregnant women and their partners/support persons. The purpose is to prepare you for birth and the
transition to parenthood.

The Antenatal Class Programme consists of
Class 1 The Birthing Process
Class 2 Transition to Parenthood
Class 3 Physiotherapy Class
Class 4 Breastfeeding Workshop

Early Pregnancy
Are you 20 weeks pregnant or less?
Why not come to our early pregnancy class where you can get advice on all aspects of pregnancy. There will be a Midwife, Dietitian and Physiotherapist present at the session and they are available to answer your questions.
Refresher Classes
This class is for mothers who have had babies already
Topics include signs and stages of labour, breathing exercises and relaxation; options of pain relief and breastfeeding are discussed. There is also a tour of the labour ward.
Preparation Classes
for Labour and Parenthood
It is best to attend this programme of three antenatal classes when you are 7 months pregnant. Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at different times in the Maternity Outpatients Department.
Post Natal Education
Available in hospital following the birth of your baby
These sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am on St. Angela’s Ward and is followed by an optional (4-6 week postnatal) reunion class. Postnatal Physiotherapy is also available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:15am in St. Angela’s Ward.

Registration and Classes

First thing to do is to check out our services by clicking here and choosing the class or course most suited to you. All our courses are free but they do require you book before attending.

All courses and classes within Parent Craft Education are by booking only. In order to partake in the classes you must register first by using our registration form here

Book a Class
After you have registered click here to login and then choose “Book a Class”. Browse through the calendar and choose the course or class you want.

Attending the Class
All our classes and courses are held in the Maternity Outpatients Department at University Hospital Galway. Our address is University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway. Telephone: (091) 544210

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