Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit tours
Parents-to-be who plan to or are considering giving birth at the Lister hospital are welcome to join our weekly tours around the Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit. We hope our tour will help you to prepare for your labour and birth and to understand what to expect when you come to the Lister hospital to have your baby.
These are held:
Wednesday, 6pm & 6:45pm.
Saturday and Sunday 3pm & 3:45pm
To join a tour, please book your place in advance by calling the maternity reception on 01438 284533.
Please note: Places need to be booked and are limited to a maximum of 10 couples (or mums-to-be and birthing partners) on each tour. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Classes & workshops
Pregnancy is a time of many changes with much new information to take in. In order to prepare for labour, birth and the early days of being a parent we offer a range of antenatal classes. As we get a high number of requests for our services, please book early. Classes include:
How to book
All classes, except for Acupuncture, are booked by calling maternity reception on 01438 284533
This class prepares mothers/parents-to-be for labour, the birth of their baby as well as early parenthood.
Using warm water can help labour unfold in a natural and more manageable way. At the Lister we have two birthing pools that you can use either for pain relief in labour or to give birth. During this class you will get the chance to talk to a midwife about the benefits of water in labour.
This is a class for women/couples who have had a caesarean section and want to know what their options are for this birth. It also allows for discussion around the pro’s and con’s and the process of VBAC
Breastfeeding is the best start in life for your babies and has long term health benefits for you too. This workshop offers a comprehensive look at the benefits of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding works and advice about avoiding common problems.
We have introduced an acupuncture service for pregnant women. Visit the website Maternity Acupuncture for more information.
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. According to Traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.
The acupuncture clinic offers a 45 minute appointment with a trained acupuncturist.
Conditions suitable for treatment with acupuncture include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Tiredness and exhaustion
- Anxiety and depression
- Breech presentation
- Acupuncture for routine pre-birth treatment
- Induction and encouring spontaneous labour
- Teaching couple acupressure in labour
Read more about how each condition can be treated at the Maternity Acupuncture Support clinic.
How to book: Click here for more information on how to book an appointment. Otherwise please contact the team by telephone to make your initial appointment on 07775 336627.
Fee: This clinic carries a small charge of from £25+ click here for more information.
To be introduced (small charges apply):
- Alternative therapies
More information about these new services will follow as the classes become available.