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Antenatal Classes Online

For over 20 years, NowBaby has been a trusted antenatal partner for over 100 NHS clinics, catering to over 500,000 expectant mums annually.

 

Our live online 8 module antenatal courses are led by expert NHS midwives, providing you with comprehensive support and advice from  pregnancy to life with a newborn.

  • Taught by qualified NHS midwives & antenatal experts
  • Live & fully interactive
  • Birth partners welcome
  • All courses include modules on infant feeding and baby first aid
  • 60,000+ community of new parents to connect with
Antenatal Classes Online
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Upcoming courses

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5th August 2024 – 13th August 2024
4 Lessons, 05/08/2024 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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21st August 2024 – 29th August 2024
4 Lessons, 21/08/2024 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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4th September 2024 – 26th September 2024
8 Lessons, 04/09/2024 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
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Weekend Course
14th September 2024 – 15th September 2024
2 Lessons, 14/09/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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14th September 2024 – 14th September 2024
1 Lessons, 14/09/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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15th September 2024 – 15th September 2024
1 Lessons, 15/09/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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16th September 2024 – 24th September 2024
4 Lessons, 16/09/2024 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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2nd October 2024 – 24th October 2024
8 Lessons, 02/10/2024 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
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Weekend Course
12th October 2024 – 13th October 2024
2 Lessons, 12/10/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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12th October 2024 – 12th October 2024
1 Lessons, 12/10/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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13th October 2024 – 13th October 2024
1 Lessons, 13/10/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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14th October 2024 – 22nd October 2024
4 Lessons, 14/10/2024 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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4th November 2024 – 26th November 2024
8 Lessons, 04/11/2024 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
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Weekend Course
9th November 2024 – 10th November 2024
2 Lessons, 09/11/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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9th November 2024 – 9th November 2024
1 Lessons, 09/11/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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10th November 2024 – 10th November 2024
1 Lessons, 10/11/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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20th November 2024 – 28th November 2024
4 Lessons, 20/11/2024 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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7th December 2024 – 7th December 2024
1 Lessons, 07/12/2024 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
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9th December 2024 – 17th December 2024
4 Lessons, 09/12/2024 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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For over two decades, NowBaby has been a pioneer in expert assistance, initially through our dedicated TV channel in maternity and antenatal clinics nationwide and now through a diverse range of live and pre-recorded courses. Committed to providing effective and accessible antenatal education, we ensure the most positive outcomes and experiences, filling the gap left by the NHS funding crisis that forced many trusts to withdraw.

Our live antenatal courses cover pregnancy, preparing for labour & birth and the postnatal period in detail with expert advice from NHS midwives.

During the course you will explore what happens in the last few weeks of your pregnancy, how to prepare for labour, what to expect in the birth process and then adapting to life as a new parent with a new baby.

Each session is fully interactive with discussion points and questions covered. Every session will be recorded live and sent out to you, with additional resources,  the following morning. Ensuring you can sit back and enjoy the class knowing that you can watch again at your leisure.

Our course has been developed and is updated regularly by our team of midwives and based on their many years of experience of providing antenatal education and supporting parents and families.

Loved by our customers

Incredible course, really informative and friendly. You could ask any questions needed and would feel comfortable doing so
Holly
Wonderfully informative and well presented. You clearly love your job and have such a passion for it. Thank you.
Ally
A very informative and helpful course. The midwife was friendly and engaging. I’d definitely recommend it to other expectant mums!
LD
It was a really good class. Very informative and good to hear. You cover multiple points and explained the pain relief clearly.
Katrina

Why use NowBaby?

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  • No need to travel, hassle free
  • You and your partner/family can join together or if necessary from different locations
  • Expert midwife support in real time
  • Meet other people at the same stage as you & learn together in small groups.
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Antenatal classes led by experienced NHS-trained midwives, you’ll learn everything you need to help you on your journey, from early pregnancy right through to baby care, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your pregnancy and beyond. Join a diverse class community – individuals, couples, and those with friends or family.

Meet all your pregnancy and early parenting needs in one course.

Join a diverse class community – individuals, couples, and those with friends or family. 

You’ll learn everything you need to help you on your journey, from early pregnancy right through to baby care & first aid.

Helps you feel prepared for the journey ahead with knowing what to expect and where to get support.

Exploring in details areas such as infant feeding, safe sleeping and your postnatal recovery as well as preparing for labour & birth

Knowledge is power, being informed supports better outcomes for you and your baby.

Discover a wealth of knowledge in our free learning material, monthly blogs, where we delve into such topics as the stages of labour, exercise during pregnancy, healthy pregnancy tips, and more.

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Live online antenatal classes led by experienced NHS-trained midwives, you’ll learn everything you need to help you on your journey, from early pregnancy right through to baby care, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your pregnancy and beyond. Join a diverse class community – individuals, couples, and those with friends or family. Revisit class materials in the portal at your convenience, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your pregnancy and beyond.

Journey to Motherhood is the first class for pregnant women in our 8-session antenatal courses, focusing upon antenatal care and choices and preparing for your pregnancy labour birth. During the antenatal classes we guide you through:

  • The role of your midwife and maternity care team
  • Your antenatal appointment schedule
  • Self-care in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy health & complications
  • Diet, exercise and things to avoid
  • Birth options – where to have your baby
  • What to pack in your hospital bags
  • Creating a birth plan – where to start

Preparing Mind and Body is based on what labour and birth is from a physiological and emotional perspective. Amina, our midwife and course leader believes “that reframing how we view birth and understanding how your birth hormones can affect your birth is key in having a positive and empowered birth experience – however that may be. We can’t predict or plan birth, but we can prepare positively for it.” This class involves:

  • Ideas about pregnancy labour birth
  • The physiology of labour birth
  • Hormones and what role they play
  • The impact of fear and tension on birthing
  • Creating your birth zone
  • Preparing a toolkit for birthing
  • Optimum fetal positioning
  • Perineal Massage

Attend our Labour and Birth Process class to find out about what happens in and during childbirth.

  • Birth pathway and how that might look

  • Different stages of childbirth

  • How to tell if you may be in labour

  • Latent & active phases

  • The second stage and how it may feel

  • Transition of childbirth and how impacts you

  • Third stage of childbirth and how it can be managed

  • Current practices such as delayed cord clamping

This class takes an alternative pathway to birth because we know that birth comes in different forms.

  • The induction and augmentation of childbirth

  • Pain management / Pain relief – from TENS machines to Epidurals

  • What is birth variation and why it may happen

  • Addressing the myths and facts about assisted and alternative births

  • Assisted birth

  • Birth by caesarean operation

This postnatal class is all about your new baby, aiming to help clear up some of the myths and facts and support you in feeling confident in making the right choices for a great life with a new baby

Starting from the first moments where you meet your baby we explore:

  • Skin-to-Skin contact and the golden hour

  • New-born checks after birth. The umbilical cord and healing

  • Vitamin K – what it is and your options

  • Ways your baby may behave in the first few days and weeks

  • Baby hygiene – from nappy changes to bathing your newborn

  • What your baby may look like – from newborn skin to birthmarks

  • Jaundice in the early weeks after your baby is born

  • Common concerns of parenting a newborn

The New Mum. We know that the changes that occur with your body and emotions after the birth of your baby are often overshadowed and overlooked by the focus on baby.  In this class no subject or questions are taboo and in our group we are free to talk about:

  • Bleeding after birth and what it means

  • Perineal tears and care

  • Abdominal and pelvic floor exercises

  • Breast care information and changes that occur

  • Your emotional and mental health after your baby is due

  • Adjusting to life with a baby and how to prepare

This evidence based class aims to help you feel confident about feeding your baby. We know how keen parents are to understand and discuss breastfeeding and there is no time better than the antenatal period to get started.  During the antenatal class we explore common issues related to breastfeeding. Find out more about our breastfeeding class here.

  • The physiology of breastfeeding and the changes that happen

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for mum and baby

  • Understanding breastmilk – how it changes and why

  • The supply and demand cycle of breastmilk

  • Information on what a good latch and attachment is

  • Different breastfeeding positions

  • The feeding cues your baby expresses

  • Your baby’s appetite and how it changes over time.

Join the final in our series of antenatal classes, in this course you learn about what to do in an emergency from our professionals. Find out more about our baby first aid class here.

  • Support parents in trusting their instincts

  • Tips on where to find free help

  • Common childhood illnesses

  • Recognise early signs of illness and infections

  • What to do when your baby is unwell

  • Learn how Meningitis affects a child and signs to look out for

  • Choking & how to manage cuts & burns

  • Essential advice on SIDS and keeping your baby safe

  • CPR information and when you may need to use it

Our support continues after the course too – Our midwifes love hearing from you and are always happy to advise and provide support when needed.
Amina Hatia RM
Midwife Course Leader
Frequently asked questions

All our classes are designed to be taken in the comfort of your own home, to minimise time needed and expense of travelling.

Anyone is welcome to join in with you, not just limited to your partner.

classes are held in small groups where interaction is encouraged.

The classes are all held over Zoom. You will be sent a link and all the class details upon registration and again a few days before the first class. All participants can interact, but you may keep your cameras and microphones turned off if you prefer. they are interactive sessions so the midwives will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Your birthing partner is encouraged to attend, or family support members whether parent, grandparent or just good friend! pets are often in attendance too!

All our courses cover the same content .. nothing will be missed out on the shorter course formats, just the information is gone through a little quicker. Just choose the format where the timings and date suits you.

You will be sent a recording of each class the morning after, together with notes and links to useful websites for further advice. the recordings will be yours to keep and re watch at your leisure.

If you are unwell or have technical difficulties a refund will be issued.

Alternatively we will endeavour to help you find an alternative course/date that might suit you better.