Antenatal Classes

What are antenatal classes? 

Antenatal classes are midwife led sessions/workshops which follows a thoughtfully curated antenatal syllabus “Transitioning to Parenthood” written by Tolu the Midwife. 

The course covers a wide range of topics within antenatal, labour, delivery and postnatal periods. The group sessions are held in a relaxed and comfortable environment while the private one-to-one sessions are usually held in your home or a place of your choice with one birthing partner.

Benefits of antenatal classes 

There are many benefits to antenatal classes

It’s a good time to make friends with other expectant parents who are due to have their baby around the same time as you.

Speak with an experienced health professional in a non-clinical and relaxed setting, raise any concerns/questions which you may not have asked at your antenatal checks

Empower women, boost confidence and prepare for the transition to motherhood.

Some of the topics covered include: 

  • Living healthy in pregnancy, diet, nutrition
  • Birth  thoughts.
  • Preparations  for labour, signs and stages of labour, delivery, pain relief options, breathing techniques, mobilising in labour.
  • What to expect in the postnatal period, caring for yourself, postnatal recovery, baby blues.
  • Bringing baby home.
  • Care of the new-born baby, cord care/ jaundice/wake-sleep pattern/bathing/nappy changing.
  • Discuss normality, deviations from the norm and when to seek medical assistance.
  • Breastfeeding, feeding support and expectations.

Antenatal classes are available to all pregnant women and your partners from 26 weeks or more and are offered in the following packages: 

We also offer bespoke midwifery services, tailored to your pregnancy and postnatal needs.