A Fresh Approach
to Antenatal

Pregnant woman attending antenatal classes

Welcome to The Parents Class, the home of evidence-led antenatal education.

Covering all aspects of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood, our antenatal courses will equip you with the most up-to-date information on topics like birth choices, pain relief options and infant feeding. We’ll also cover topics you may not know about yet, like upright birthing, delayed cord clamping and stem cell banking.

“The Parents Class have exceptional knowledge, experience and passion for parent education.”
Cass McNamara

Our Clinical Director, and midwife of 27 years

If you want answers to questions like…

What should I include in my birth plan?


How will I know that labour has started?


Should I consider upright birthing?


Should I bank my baby’s stem cells?


What are my pain relief options?


How can I be a supportive birth partner?

Our antenatal courses will give you evidence-based information you can use to make safer, healthier choices for your pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

What does evidence-led mean?

At The Parents Class, we’re passionate about making sure you feel confident about making informed choices when it comes to your pregnancy and birth journey. That’s why our courses are developed by Cass McNamara, from BBC Scotland’s “Ask the Midwife”, and are based on the latest research and best practices in maternity care.

“This is my second time round of being a mum and I felt like I was really uneducated the first time. So this time around was all about learning, embracing it and getting questions answered.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Attended at 24 weeks

Why are our teachers midwives?

Our antenatal classes are designed with, and delivered by, NMC registered midwives who have current, first-hand experience of supporting thousands of women through pregnancy, labour and the early days of parenting.

By drawing on their valuable expertise, we’ve formulated courses intended to equip you with up-to-date, real world information about all things antenatal. You could not be in safer or more qualified hands.

Plus, the antenatal classes themselves are delivered in elegant, relaxed spaces, providing you with a comfortable and stimulating learning environment.

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“I genuinely think the course was perfect and that our teacher, Jen, was incredibly informed, approachable and super friendly. She made the experience perfect for us. I would recommend!!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


First-time mum

Jen, our Brighton and Lewes antenatal teacher. Midwife of 16 years.

Our Courses

We offer two antenatal courses, tailored to provide the information you need for the stage of pregnancy you are at:

“A lot of questions answered… I would definitely recommend The Parents Class to my friends and family!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Second-time mum

Full Antenatal Course



This comprehensive course covers the later stages of pregnancy, labour and birth, and early parenthood.

A 12-hour course, you can spread your sessions over 6 weeks or complete them in one weekend — the choice is yours!

We also include a newborn social meet-up once you and your course-mates’ babies are here, giving you the opportunity to stay in touch with your course-mates.

“A lot of questions answered… I would definitely recommend The Parents Class to my friends and family!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Second-time mum

Mid-Pregnancy Course



Whilst our full antenatal class is for parents in the later stages of pregnancy, it’s never too soon to start learning. 

If you’re in the second trimester of your pregnancy and keen to know about maternity rights, nutrition, baby’s growth, exercise, foetal movements and much more — this four-hour course is ideal for you.

“Wonderful class. Very interesting… feeling more prepared for the next few months ahead.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Second-time mum

The Parents Class difference

Evidence-based information

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

Our antenatal classes are only ever taught by qualified and experienced midwives, meaning you’ll be getting the best information and support available.

A supportive community

Get the opportunity to connect with other expectant parents in your area, providing you with 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 you may even discover a new local haunt!).

I chose The Parents Class because I wanted to be prepared for when I have my baby… I made the best decision.


First-time mum

Here’s what parents are saying about us

I really enjoyed getting to speak to other mums… I feel a lot more informed about my options.


Second-time mum

Our community,

your support network

We also offer a variety of resources to help you prepare for your baby’s arrival, including:


Our Community

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 blog

Our frequently updated blog is full of helpful articles on pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood.

I really enjoyed getting to speak to other mums… I feel a lot more informed about my options.


Second-time mum

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