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Visitor Guidance for Maternity Wards in Doncaster & Bassetlaw : Update 10th September

Updated 10th September 2020
Visiting guidance for maternity wards
  • Antenatal ward – Women admitted for an antenatal stay or to commence the Induction of labour process, birth partners can have a pre-arranged two hour visiting slot daily.
  •  Postnatal ward – Mothers and babies who need to be transferred for ongoing care or after Caesarian Section, birth partner can stay on the Postnatal ward for two hours after transfer from CDS or theatre OR can go home and revisit on a pre-arranged 2 hour visiting slot daily.​
  •  Please note, all visiting slots must be pre-arranged with ward staff.
  •  No more than two visitors in a four bedded bay at any one time.
  •  All visitors must wear a mask, have their temperature checked and covid questionnaire completed prior to entry to the wards or CDS.
  • Visitors are requested to remain in the woman’s bed space at all times.
  • Please note there is no visiting on day of discharge.

Visit the DBTH website 

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Doncaster Health Visitors – Antenatal parenting classes

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

Doncaster Health Visiting antenatal classes take place consequently over five weeks in venues across the Doncaster region. The classes are available to all pregnant women, their partner and supporter. If you’re interested in attending ask your health visitor for details or your Family Hub.

The five classes include

  1. Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth
  2. Getting to know your baby in the womb
  3. You, your baby and the stages of labour
  4. Helping you and your baby through labour and birth
  5. Feeding your baby

For further information call 01302 566766 or see the Doncaster Health Visitors website 

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Doncaster Maternity Voices Partnership – Have your say

Doncaster Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a friendly group of parents, their families and health care professionals, who work together to shape, develop and improve Maternity Services in Doncaster. It is a way for mothers, fathers and partners to share their experiences, knowledge and skills to build developments to local maternity services.

At the start of 2020, you would have found our dedicated team of health care professionals (commissioners and midwives) out and about in the community collecting feedback from families about their experiences of using the local maternity services. Since restrictions and social distancing measures came into place in early March, this has been moved onto a digital platform. You can now access our MVP and information about what we do via the facebook page as well as online surveys and some fantastic groups for parents shared on the Doncaster Mumbler website.

You can find us on Facebook by searching for ‘Doncaster and Bassetlaw Maternity Voices’ or clicking here

Find out more about how to join the Maternity Voices Partnership HERE

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MummyFIT pre and postnatal classes are perfect for busy mums looking to keep fit during and after pregnancy, in a safe well equipped studio with play gyms and toys for the babies to come along too.
Classes are held in the Nuffield health centre near Lakeside on a Tuesday 1.15pm and Thursday 1.15pm
All classes are taught by a pre and postnatal level 3 personal trainer and are suitable for all fitness levels following your 6 week post natural or 12 week post c-section doctors sign off.
MummyFIT sessions offer low level adaptations and higher level progressions taking in to consideration your fitness levels and post natal conditions such as weak pelvic floor, core and diastasis recti.
To book for a free taster session go to or Contact Kelly on 07944 419000
There are also MumyFIT LIVE online classes –  FREE taster sessions available – register here 

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Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

The early days and weeks with a new baby can be exciting, but they can also be challenging and confusing. There is a lot of support available locally from your health visitor and community midwife.

Doncaster Health visitors have a Single Point of Contact 01302 566776 or visit the Doncaster Health Visitors website:


To speak to a midwife contact the Community Hub 01302 642794 or visit the Doncaster Maternity Services website

Download a copy of ‘Starting Well – A guide to a healthy pregnancy and beyond’ here

Baby Bumps Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga from 12 weeks pregnant and after your NHS dating scan. Classes are run by an experienced registered midwife.

Each class has half an hour chat, tea and cake afterwards too!

Thursday 6.30pm, Tall Trees Yoga Studio, DN4 8QP

Friday 11am-12pm, Tall Trees Yoga Studio, DN4 8QP

Saturday 10am-11am, Tall Trees Yoga Studio, DN4 8QP

£10 per class or £50 for 6 classes.



CMD Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is using the wonderful state of hypnosis to enable us to enter into our sub-conscious mind. We can then change any negative or unwanted beliefs in to the opposite, helping you to overcome fears, addictions, emotional and even physical pain.

Speak to Chloe about Hypnobirthing on 07525 475252


The Daisy Foundation Doncaster

The Daisy Foundation Doncaster offers antenatal and baby classes and workshops in the Doncaster area.

Daisy Birthing – 1 ½ hour weekly antenatal yoga based movement class for expectant mums to help you enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body and prepare for a confident birth. Classes are suitable from 14 weeks pregnant, up to baby’s birth.

Daisy Parent – 6 weeks x 2 ½ hour classes, a comprehensive antenatal course for you and your birth partner. Designed to ensure you have all the education, tools and support you could need as you prepare confidently for your upcoming birth and the early days of caring for your new baby.

Daisy Active Birth Workshop – 4 hour workshop for mum and her birth companion that will cover all of the basics of antenatal education and an active, informed birth but also give you both the space plan for your baby’s birthing day.

Daisy Infant Feeding Workshop – 2 ½ hour workshop for expectant mums either alone or with their partner to help understand your feeding choices, explore both breastfeeding and bottle feeding options and cut through the myths and challenges.

Coming soon – newborn and baby workshops and classes.

 07563 068980


Holistic Moon Therapies

Passionate about supporting women’s wellbeing through the complementary therapies of Reflexology and Massage Therapy, Nikki can help you find balance within your busy life.

Holistic Moon Therapies offers Holistic Moon Time consultations, blending reflexology, massage therapy, aromatherapy and energy work to support women’s health and wellbeing.  In addition, pregnancy and postnatal massage therapy is also offered, plus Mother Blessings, Closing the Bones and bespoke celebrations of the important markers that act as key stones throughout our lives.

The focus in on nurturing women – offering gentle support and honouring of their life experiences – including the more difficult choices and transitions that we may experience.

Individual reflexology and massage therapy appointments are also available.

It’s important to Nikki that she can tailor what she does to the individual client’s needs.
Call 07706 952510

Light Pre and Postnatal Support Doncaster

Light Pre and Postnatal Support Doncaster (formerly Doncaster Pandas) support groups are informal, relaxed and geared towards building a support network.

Whether trying for a baby, embarking on IVF, recovering from a recent miscarriage or have a newborn, entering the stage of ‘motherhood’ can be both beautiful and mentally testing. The transition into the role of ‘mother’ can be stressful and there may be times when you just want to give up.

Come along, hang out, grab a drink and we can chat about The Game of Thrones, Digestives v Hobnobs or what on earth the Teletubbies are on about – and when you want to talk about your mental health, you know you’re talking to someone who’ll listen and say those magic words ‘I’ve been there’.

Groups run in Rossington and Bentley (please check the dates on our facebook page as they run every couple of weeks – not every week). We can now offer parents 1:1 support at Doncaster Family Hubs, facilitated by Light staff and volunteers. Call us on 0114 438 8962 or email for more info.

For more information about Light website

Massage 2 Mummy Retford

Uk’s leading specialist in pre-natal massage in the comfort of your own home now launched!

Available in Doncaster, DN9, DN10, DN11, DN12, Retford, Worksop, Gainsborough.

Qualified, fully insured therapists will soothe, comfort, pamper all your aches and pains.

Call 07903 427728


NCT Doncaster branch courses

NCT Essentials antenatal courses in Doncaster.

Over 12 hours, 10 hours antenatally plus a two hour reunion, the NCT Essentials antenatal course will provide you with information and emotional support on pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby. You will come away clearer about what is right for you and your new family.

Courses start every 6-8 weeks.

See the NCT Doncaster facebook page or  the NCT Website


Tranquil mind hypnotherapy

Hypnobirthing classes for parents wanting to feel more in control of their birth experience. Hypnotherapy sessions to help you ‘live life happy’.

Appointments available in Epworth, Doncaster and Rothwell

Taster Sessions available.

Contact Liz on 07949 651247




Yoga Therapy For You


Carmen at Yoga Therapy for you offers pre and post natal yoga classes at her studio in Epworth.

16 Hight Street, Epworth, DN9 1ET

07709 987228