5 Great Tips For How You Can Prepare For Your First Antenatal Class in Greenwich

Jan 31, 2023 | Pregnancy

Attending your first antenatal class can be an exciting but daunting experience for expectant parents. But remember, antenatal classes give mums-and-dads-to-be the opportunity to learn about pregnancy and childbirth, as well as meet others in a similar position. If you live in Greenwich, then the good news is, The Parents Class is right on your doorstep. 

So, if you’re pregnant and live in Greenwich, then here are 5 tips from our friendly team of experts to help you prepare for your first antenatal class. 

Know what to expect

Like a lot of things in life, the more you know about an antenatal class before you attend, the more prepared and at ease you’ll feel.

Each antenatal class is different, and it’s important that expectant parents explore their options before deciding which sessions are right for them.

Take The Parents Class for example – we are very much about providing expectant mums and dads with evidence-based advice, guidance and support, so they feel informed and empowered to make decisions that are right for them.

Additionally, all of our classes are led by trusted, professionally trained midwives, something that we are very proud of.

If this sounds perfect for you and you haven’t already joined us, then find your nearest Parents Class in Greenwich now. 

Be open-minded

It’s easy to have preconceived notions of what childbirth, and being a new mum or new dad, will be like, but it’s important that you attend your antenatal class with an open mind.

An open mind can give you the opportunity to learn, reduce fear and anxiety and build relationships.

Remember, every pregnancy, birth and baby is different – so what works for one family, might not work for another. Our antenatal classes are designed to provide the best information to everyone who attends, so rest assured you’ll be in safe hands.

Sign up to Our Community

We know that being a parent can be a daunting task, and that’s why we offer an online community where parents can ask questions, share experiences, and get support from other parents.

Our Community is a safe and supportive space where parents can connect with others who understand what they’re going through. It’s completely free, but a bonus resource that compliments our course perfectly.

If you’re booked on, head over to Our Community and start exploring the world of The Parents Class online.

Wear comfortable clothes

Antenatal classes can sometimes involve some sort of physical activity, such as prenatal yoga or breathing exercises – so wear something comfy.

Your antenatal sessions should feel like a place where you can be comfortable and relax. Although refreshments are provided in The Parents Class antenatal courses, not all antenatal classes are the same. You may end up wanting to pack a water bottle and a light snack, especially if it’s a longer class.

Be ready to get involved

Antenatal classes – especially ours at The Parents Class – aren’t just about listening, they might involve group discussions, role-playing and other interactive activities.

Come along, ready to participate and share your thoughts with the group. Getting involved and discussing your own experiences will also help you connect with other expectant parents too.

Are you looking to book your first antenatal class in Greenwich? Join The Parents Class

Attending your first antenatal class can be a valuable and informative experience that can really help you prepare for childbirth and parenting.

That’s why here at The Parents Class ensure that all of our midwife-led, evidence-based courses are delivered in comfortable, relaxed environments.

If you live in Greenwich and are expecting a baby, then find your nearest The Parents Class. We can’t wait to welcome you to your first session.

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