Language courses for pregnant women with English needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour
Fri 8 Nov 2019
Womenzone, 19-21 Hubert Street, Bradford, BD3 9TE
Pregnant women/expectant parents
The date above is the course start date – this course takes place every Friday for five weeks: 08.11.19 – 06.12.19
ESOL for pregnancy aims to help pregnant women develop their English language skills. It engages about 90 women each year through carefully-developed five-week courses. Delivered by an experienced ESOL tutor at Shipley College working alongside a midwife, the courses help women talk to their midwife and other health professionals and take control of their pregnancy and labour. They aim to help pregnant women understand the importance of a healthy pregnancy to their baby’s development and wellbeing.
Research indicates that nearly a third (29%) of women who have babies in the Better Start Bradford area cannot speak or read English. This may have a knock-on effect on their ability to engage with midwifery and other important health services.
Who delivers it? An experienced ESOL tutor from Shipley College alongside a midwife
The courses will cover: having a healthy pregnancy, check-ups with the midwife, signs of labour, birth plans, and hospital visits.
Women will learn about communicating with their midwife, including:
TO BOOK: To sign up or refer someone, contact Shipley College on 01274 327327 or [email protected]