antenatal

Foundation Antenatal Classes

Do you want to learn all about preparing for labour and birth, so you can look forward to starting family life with your newborn confidently? If so, we have just the package for you. Our antenatal classes are taught exclusively by midwives, who are experienced in all areas of maternity care. Our 4 foundation classes, where you will meet other parents-to-be, are packed full of information, in an easy to learn and fun format, with a wealth of accompanying resources to support your learning. You will have exclusive access to our range of eBooks, a parent handbook containing your own birth plan to personalise, as well as helpful checklists and guides for you and your birth partner to help you prepare for your labour, birth, and your baby’s arrival.

 

This class is excluded from any discounts or offers. 

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£149.00

Please select a due date

how does it work?

  • Our classes are hosted virtually via Zoom - so you will need a laptop/iPad (with camera and microphone) and an internet connection. The week before your class starts you will be sent a Zoom link and password to access your class.

  • The foundation class is made up of 4 sessions. Each class will be on the same day and at the same time every week for the 4 week period.

  • Each weekly session will be 2 hours long.

  • You will have the same dedicated registered midwife teaching you every week.

  • The other parents-to-be in your class will be at a similar point in their journey to you, enabling you to develop a supportive friendship network.

  • You will also have access to our private Antenatal Classes Community Facebook Group which will help you to develop networks and relationships with other parents-to-be.

  • Our antenatal and postnatal classes are based on the latest evidence-based information, some of that information is only relevant to UK based maternity services and may not align with maternity services provided in other countries.

  • Bookings for this course are subject to our Terms and Conditions, including the Consumer Rights Act 2015, full details of which are available HERE

what you'll get

Bump Box

  • The week before your class starts you’ll receive our Bump Box which not only contains helpful and relevant product samples for you and your baby, but also our comprehensive parent handbook.

Pregnancy & Birth Journey Handbook

  • Your handbook will become your go to throughout your pregnancy, birth journey and beyond!

  • It contains an overview of each of the topics taught in every class and has space for you to write your own personalised notes and questions.

  • It will also be an informative and helpful resource, providing everything you need to prepare for your baby’s arrival; such as your hospital bag checklist, guides to take you through how to do perineal massage, choosing the right pain relief, a birth plan template and much more.

Access to our guides

  • You will also have access to our exclusive ebooks on pregnancy, labour, birth and recovery, as well as helpful videos by our midwives which explain in more detail about a variety of topics.

why choose us?

100% midwife led

  • Our classes are taught exclusively by registered midwives: experts in every area of maternity care. No one has more experience with the pregnancy and parenting journey than midwives.
  • Midwifery is a highly regulated profession ensuring unparalleled knowledge and experience. You can feel confident that the information provided is well rounded and evidence based.

helping you to enjoy the journey

  • What you will learn is modern, evidence based, practical and anti-fluff whilst still being fun.
  • You will feel informed and confident in being able to make the right decisions for yourself and your baby during both pregnancy and birth.
  • We will help to replace any anxiety about the unknown of childbirth with excitement and anticipation for your birth.

what will

you learn?

  • Class 1 - Planning: Making a birth plan, decision making & packing your hospital bag
  • Class 2 - Labour: How does labour start, key hormones, all stages of labour, birth & what to expect with induction of labour
  • Class 3 - Birth: Natural and medical pain relief, caesarean birth & birth environment
  • Class 4 – Recovery: Delivery of the placenta, the golden hour & preparation for postnatal recovery

FAQs

Antenatal classes should equip you with a depth of knowledge and understanding which enables you to feel confident about making your own decisions and ready to birth and meet your baby. They can also be a great place to meet other parents-to-be to help you form friendships and support networks in your community, whether that be online or in your own locality.

we have a number of delivery options depending on how quickly you would like to receive your order and where you need it to be sent

All orders received by 2pm will be dispatched the same day. Orders received after 2pm will be processed and dispatched the next working day.

Please note that our warehouse does not operate on weekends or bank holidays. All orders received after 2pm on a Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday, or the Tuesday of a bank holiday weekend.

Same day dispatch if ordered before 2pm Monday - Friday, £2.95 for all orders under £20

We offer Express delivery within the UK. Orders must be placed before 2pm Monday – Thursday to be dispatched the same day for delivery within the following 2 working day (before 17:00). Orders placed after 2 pm on a Friday will be dispatched on Monday.

Orders for guaranteed Saturday delivery must be placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday.

Please note orders placed prior to 2pm on a Thursday may be delivered on the next working day.

Saturday delivery will take place between 9 - 17:00.

For free tracked delivery to the Republic of Ireland please visit www.myexpertmidwife.ie

We offer European and International Tracked/Signed For Delivery.

International deliveries to some countries continue to face short delays, particularly where there are a lack of available transport links and in some countries suspension of postal operations due to COVID-19. This is likely to lengthen the normal delivery timescales.

The number of countries affected is changing daily. For the most up to date information visit the Royal Mail’s International Incidents Bulletin