Antenatal Classes Brighton
Book a place on our antenatal classes in Brighton with local midwife, Saskia.
How do I book?
Book now using our online booking system.
Simply choose the course that best fits your due date and your schedule!
With our weekend and 6-week options, there should be a course for everybody.
But if you can’t find what you’re looking for – send us an email with your questions or call us on 01444 873971 and one of the team will be very happy to talk you through your booking options.
Choose from our upcoming antenatal classes in Brighton:
Where will the antenatal classes be held?
Our Brighton antenatal classes are held in the comfortable, modern meeting rooms of the WRAP space on Queen’s Road, no more than five minutes’ walk from the station.
How much do the antenatal classes in Brighton cost?
For £180, you and a plus one will get access to 12 modules of the course at our in-person group Brighton antenatal classes.
When should I book antenatal classes?
We recommend you book by 32 weeks at the very latest, so that you’re able to ensure that you have enough time to complete the 6-week course before your little one arrives.
But if you’d find it more beneficial to get all the information you need in one go, we also have the option to complete the six modules of the course in just one weekend.
Visit our book now page to find a date and time that suits you.
Who will be your teacher for our antenatal classes in Brighton?
Our local NMC qualified midwife Saskia teaches our antenatal classes in Brighton.
Let’s introduce you:
“Hey there, I’m Saskia, and I teach antenatal classes in Brighton. I’m currently a midwife working at The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Formerly, I supported families at The Royal Free Hospital in London and mentored midwifery students in Amsterdam.
Attend classes with me in Brighton, and not only will I be here to answer your burning questions and turn those nerves into know-how, but you’ll also get the chance to connect with other like-minded parents.
Expect some genuine talk, a bit of fun, and a lot of practical advice.
I can’t wait to meet you in class!”
Find out more about Saskia, here.
What will the antenatal classes in Brighton cover?
With our antenatal classes in Brighton, you’ll learn:
upright birthing positions – age-old instinctive techniques proven to help women have safer, healthier, less painful births
delayed cord clamping – how waiting to clamp the cord gives your baby’s health a head-start
stem cell banking – harnessing the regenerative potential of the powerful stem cells in your baby’s umbilical cord
And much, much more…
Across six in-depth modules, our Antenatal Classes in Brighton will help you to feel confident about your options for pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood by providing you with the latest information on a wide range of antenatal topics, including:
1: Health & Wellbeing
Introduction with your antenatal teacher
How to stay healthy during pregnancy
Managing the signs and symptoms of pregnancy complications
2: Planning for Birth
Choosing where to give birth
Understanding the different stages of labour
Induction and elective c-section
The role of the birth partner
3: Giving Birth
What to expect during labour and birth
How you and your baby work together (cardinal movements)
Choices during childbirth; e.g. water birth, hypnobirthing, epidural
The power of upright birthing
4: Preparing for the First 72 Hours
How to care for your baby in the first few days after birth
The importance of skin-to-skin contact
Health checks your baby will have at birth
Delayed & Optimal cord clamping
Stem cell banking
5: Infant Feeding
Help with knowing whether breast, bottle, or combined feeding is best for you
The physiology of breastfeeding, positioning, expressing
Safe formula feeding
6: Postnatal Care & Wellbeing
How to recover from childbirth
Adjusting to life with a newborn
A Q&A for dads and partners
1. Health & Wellbeing
- Introduction with your antenatal teacher
- How to stay healthy during pregnancy
- Managing the signs and symptoms of pregnancy complications
2. Planning for Birth
- Choosing where to give birth
- Understanding the different stages of labour
- Induction and elective c-section
- The role of the birth partner
3. Giving Birth
- What to expect during labour and birth
- How you and your baby work together (cardinal movements)
- Choices during childbirth; eg. water birth, hypnobirthing, epidural
- The power of upright birthing
4. Preparing for the First 72 Hours
- How to care for your baby in the first few days after birth
- The importance of skin-to-skin contact
- Health checks your baby will have at birth
- Delayed & Optimal cord clamping
- Stem cell banking
5. Infant feeding
- Help with knowing whether breast, bottle, or combined feeding is best for you
- The physiology of breastfeeding, positioning, expressing
- Safe formula feeding
6. Postnatal Care & Wellbeing
- How to recover from childbirth
- Adjusting to life with a newborn
- A Q&A for dads and partners
Upright Birthing is proven to be a safer and less painful way to give birth.
Embraced by a growing movement of expectant mothers seeking to retake control of their birthing choices, upright birthing is a challenge to the traditional notion that lying down on your back is the only way to give birth.
Giving mum the freedom to move instinctively, these standing, squatting, and kneeling positions have been proven to radically improve the safety, comfort, and efficiency of births:
- reducing labour time by 6.6 minutes,
- reducing baby distress by 54%, and
- lowering the risk of emergency C-sections by 29%.
Despite being recommended by the World Health Organisation and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, too many mothers continue to miss out on the huge benefits upright birthing brings, usually because they haven’t been told about it.
So, when you’re searching for “antenatal classes Brighton”, remember that choosing an antenatal class isn’t just about proximity – it’s also about ensuring you get the information you need to help you make informed decisions for a better birth.