Welcome to The Parents Class, evidence-led antenatal education.
Our unique antenatal classes cover all aspects of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood, providing you with the most up-to-date information on topics you need to cover, like birth choices, pain relief options and infant feeding, plus others you may not have thought about yet, such as upright birthing and saving stem cells from your baby’s umbilical cord.
The Parents Class will give you evidence-based answers to questions such as…
What should I include in my birth plan?
When will I know that labour has started?
Should I consider an upright birth?
What are my pain relief options?
How can I be a supportive birth partner?
Should I bank my baby’s stem cells?
How can I meet other expectant parents like me?
How do I care for my baby in their first days and weeks?
The Parents Class courses are always taught by expert, NMC registered midwives, who have current, first-hand experience of supporting thousands of women through their pregnancy, birth and new parenting journeys. You could not be in safer or more qualified hands.
And the antenatal classes themselves are delivered in elegant, relaxed spaces, providing you with a comfortable and stimulating learning environment.
We offer two antenatal courses, tailored to provide the information you need for the stage of pregnancy you are at:
DESIGNED FOR PARENTS AT 30-38 WEEKS
These antenatal classes cover the later stages of pregnancy, labour and birth, and early parenthood.
12-hour comprehensive antenatal and postnatal course
Can be spread over 6 weeks or completed in just one-weekend
Newborn social meetup once you and your course-mates babies are here
DESIGNED FOR PARENTS AT 18-28 WEEKS
Whilst our full antenatal course is for parents in the later stages of pregnancy, it’s never too soon to get informed. If you are earlier in your pregnancy but keen to know more about the things that matter to you now, like maternity rights, nutrition, and baby’s growth, our mid-pregnancy antenatal classes will give you all the information you need as you head into the next phase of your pregnancy and birth journey.
4-hour class covering topics like relationships, exercise, foetal movements and much more
The Parents Class difference
All the information and advice that our antenatal classes provide follows the latest evidence and research. We want you to be confident that you are making informed decisions about your pregnancy and birth.
No agenda or bias
We don’t have an agenda or bias – our role is to provide you with authoritative information that forms a basis on which you can make your own informed choices.
Qualified and experienced midwives
We only work with qualified and experienced midwives to teach our antenatal classes. You can be sure that you are getting the best possible information and support.
A supportive community
You’ll form firm friendships with other expectant parents in your area, providing an empathetic support network when you need it the most.
Beautiful and inviting spaces
All our antenatal classes are taught in beautiful, inviting spaces, so you’ll feel totally relaxed in your environment, and may even discover a new local haunt too.
The online Community for like-minded modern parents
We also offer a variety of resources to help you prepare for your baby’s arrival, including:
Our online platform is an engaged and supportive space where you can connect with other expectant and new parents, share experiences and benefit from the collective wisdom of the Parents Class community. It’s completely free to join.
Our training portal
Available as soon as you register for a course, our portal gives you access to a carefully curated database of evidence-led resources, that supplement and elaborate on all of the topics covered in the antenatal classes.
Our frequently updated blog is full of helpful articles on pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood.