On Demand eLearning Foundation Antenatal Course


Our On Demand eLearning Foundation Antenatal Course has been developed and is delivered by the experts in the field; midwives and doctors who have years of formal education and clinical expertise and who understand exactly what pregnancy, labour, birth and new parenting involves. 

  • 137 online topics 
  • 7+ hours of video content 
  • 5 Midwives and Doctors, all experts in clinical or parent education
  • Guides, checklists, animations and quizzes
  • MEMbers Club - our online forum
  • 24/7 access

Our Antenatal Foundation Course covers the third trimester of pregnancy, birth planning, practical preparation, early labour, advanced labour and when to go to hospital, pain relief options, birth: both vaginal and caesarean; your new baby and early recovery. 

The Course includes additional bonus Supplementary Classes, covering induction of labour, breathing techniques, emergencies and when baby is born unwell all delivered by our team of expert educators. 

You will also have access to exclusive content including guides and checklists along with access into our online MEMbers Club where you can join our community forum, connect with others on the same journey and ask as many questions as you wish – our midwives and other parents to be will be happy to chat. 

£49.00 RRP £65
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how does it work?

  • Our On Demand Foundation Antenatal Course is pre-recorded and hosted on our Parent Education Platform so you will need a laptop/iPad/phone and an internet connection

  • Once you have purchased the course, you will receive your unique access login to the platform via email and a link to login to your account - be sure to check your bin/spam folder

  • Within your account you will be able to explore your ‘Dashboard’, where you’ll find all your courses and classes and your ‘MEMbers Club’ where you’ll find your exclusive online community where you can ask questions of our midwives, post comments and questions for other parents and parents-to-be to answer and chat about all things trying to conceive, bump and baby

  • You will have access to the content for 10 months and you can revisit and re-watch as many times as you need

what will you learn in the Foundation Course?

1. introduction (9 mins)

2. your pregnancy 3rd trimester part 1 (17 minutes)

  • Progesterone – aches, pains and what’s normal, what are Braxton hicks, fetal wellbeing and advice on safe sleeping

3. your pregnancy 3rd trimester part 2 (23 mins)

  • Vaccinations, blood test and scans, keeping active and enjoying good food, dietary advice, alcohol, iron supplementation and other medication, travel advice and red flags

4. options, choices and consent (3mins)

  • Maternal choices, consent and guidelines ADAPT acronym

5. adaptable birth plan (5 mins)

  • Birth choices and hopes + fears

6. practical preparation (27 mins)

  • Getting the home ready, pet practicalities, getting the car ready,environment – home / birth centre / hospital, positions / equipment – stairs, toilet + surfaces to lean on and getting things together for your hospital bag

7. perineal Massage and Colostrum Harvesting (2 mins)

  • Perineal massage and colostrum harvesting

8. pain relief – medical options (45 mins)

  • Introduction to pain relief, how the body processes pain, non-opiate forms of pain relief, opiate pain relief, inhaled pain relief, epidural and spinal anaesthetic pain relief and epidural and spinal advantages and disadvantages

9. pain relief – complimentary and natural methods (38 mins)

  • Water for labour and birth, TENS, aromatherapy,breathing techniques, movement + massage and the impact of language

10. stages of labour (12 mins)

  • What are the stages, role of hormones, changes to the cervix, pattern of contractions, when the call the midwife and signs of labour progressing

11. pre-labour (12 mins)

  • What’s happening in the body in pre-labour

12. active labour (38 mins)

  • What’s happening in the body in active labour, what helps and hinders, red flags, when to go to hospital and practice/run through

13. birthing your baby vaginally (27 mins)

  • Pushing stages of labour, crowning prevention on tears, baby born, instrumental births and who’s in the room during labour and birth

14. birthing your baby surgically (C-section) (46 mins)

  • Classifications and implications of C-section surgery, spinal / epidural; / general anaesthetic, what happens in a c-section and recovery

15. induction of labour (1min)

16. third stage of labour (12 mins)

  • Birthing the placenta, active or natural management and retained placenta

17. the golden hour (17 mins)

  • Skin-to-skin, baby’s first checks, what is Vitamin K and initial breastfeed

18. early postpartum recovery (16 mins)

  • Making a postnatal plan, postpartum essentials, emotional changes, perineal hygiene and wound care

19. birth partner (15 mins)

  • Pregnancy support, birth partner support and postnatal support

20. course conclusion (1 min)

Supplementary Classes

Induction of Labour

  • Intro to induction of Labour + most common reasons, impact on birth choices, membrane sweep, prostaglandin pessaries, breaking your waters – artificial rupture of membrane and intravenous (IV) hormone drip

Breathing techniques

  • Benefits or deep breathing on relaxation and focus, how to do it, when and how to use the techniques and how your birth partner can help with this


  • Haemorrhage – ante + post partum, cord prolapse, eclampsia and shoulder dystocia

When baby is unwell

  • When baby is born unwell what may be the typical causes


Antenatal courses 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.

Our Foundation Antenatal Course will take you through the third trimester of pregnancy, birth planning, practical preparation, early labour, advanced labour and when to go to hospital, pain relief options, birth: both vaginal and caesarean; your new baby and early recovery.

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, £3.50 for all orders under £30

Orders must be placed before 1.30pm Monday – Thursday to be dispatched the same day for delivery the next working day (before 5pm). Orders placed after 1.30pm on a Friday will be dispatched on Monday.

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International deliveries to some countries continue to face short delays, particularly where there are a lack of available transport links which may lengthen the normal delivery timescales.

International delivery is free on orders over £90.