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Antenatal education

For women who would like to know more about pain relief for labour and in particular about the risks and benefits of epidural analgesia (including some myth busting), or would like to know more about about anaesthesia for caesarean section.

Antenatal classes

The Antenatal Anaesthetic Class is led by one of the Rosie Obstetric Anaesthetists and in 2021 will take place via Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month at 18.30 for approximately 45 minutes. For more information and to book a place, please contact the Addenbrooke's Anaesthetic Secretaries on 01223 217434. 

Pain relief in labour

More information about epidurals and anaesthesia for caesarean section, including translation into many languages, is also available at

Visit to find out more.

Rosie Breastfeeding Workshop

The Rosie Hospital now offers virtual Rosie Breastfeeding Workshops for expectant parents and their birthing partners.

The classes are held every Tuesday evening and will last around 1 ½ hours.

We recommend that you book this class when you are around 35-36 weeks pregnant.

What will the class cover?

The Breastfeeding workshop is run by the infant feeding team and is an opportunity to find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get feeding off to a good start, the value of skin-to-skin contact, support that is available and much more.

Where and when

Virtual class delivered on Zoom.

Every Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

How to book your place

Please choose your date and book a session on TryBooking.

Once your space has been confirmed you will be emailed out a link and details to access the class.

Book your place