When to book?
You can book our antenatal classes at any point in your pregnancy. If attending local or virtual classes we try to group you together with others with a similar due date. This usually means starting the course when you are 28-34 weeks pregnant. We highly recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. The online antenatal course can be booked from anywhere in the world at anytime but is best accessed between weeks 30 and 38 of pregnancy!
One booking = 1 Expecting Mum & 1 Birth Partner.
Midwife Hosted Local Classes: £115.00 per course. The price covers the expectant mum and one birth partner. During checkout you will pay the initial £20 deposit and then your local midwife will contact you to arrange payment of the balance (£95). The full amount must be paid prior to your first session.
Midwife Hosted Virtual Classes: £100 per course. The price covers the expectant mum and one birth partner. During checkout you will pay the initial £20 deposit and then your midwife will contact you to arrange payment of the balance (£80). The full amount must be paid prior to receiving access to the videos.
Full Online Course: £85 (Also available as individual sessions at £25 each and a video call at £20 – after purchasing one session you can upgrade to the full online antenatal course without paying any extra than £85 overall!).
Each session is informal & as interactive as you wish it to be. Please don’t be nervous. There is always plenty of opportunity to ask questions and chat to the group however if you’re more of an introvert, you won’t be put on the spot. Our groups size is never greater than 8 couples to ensure the best care can be given to everyone. The sessions cover the core topics of: Labour & birth, Pain relief & coping methods, Feeding your baby & Life after birth and these are followed by an Expecting ‘class reunion’. You will also be added to a group ‘WhatsApp’ chat with your class and your host midwife who is available to help your right throughout your pregnancy and the early days of parenting.
All course content is geared toward both mum and birth partner – each booking covers you both!
Find Your Nearest Class
Our Virtual Antenatal Classes provide the same great group vibe of our local classes but are available worldwide via the magic of the internet. You’ll receive access to all course videos and materials as well as a weekly conference call with your group of parents, with similar due dates, along with your host midwife; this is a great time to ask questions, share stories and feel supported. You’ll also be able to share the journey with your group and host midwife via a whatsapp group throughout pregnancy and the early days of parenting.
Once all the group’s babies have arrived you’ll have a class reunion, either virtually or in person if preferred, and logistically practical.
Our online course is the perfect option for those who want to access high quality and affordable antenatal classes at a time & place suitable to them. You’ll have 30 days access to watch and re-watch all four modules as well as other Expecting online resources and helpful links. The online antenatal course includes a 1-on-1 (or 1-on-2) video-call with an Expecting midwife who will be able to answer your questions and provide information for your specific pregnancy and situation. You can also choose to access individual modules of the online course that are relevant to you.
At Expecting we want to ensure you have every opportunity to be safe and feel comfortable during pregnancy, birth & early parenting. We are always looking for new ways to help you in this. Have a look at the services below and if there is any other way you can think we may be able to help do contact us and we’ll do our best to support you!