Trentham – Stoke-on-Trent – Midwife Hosted Antenatal Classes

£115 (Pay deposit now of £20.00)

Midwife hosted antenatal classes in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent with Expecting midwife Gemma. After completing your booking, Gemma will be in contact regarding your course and options for paying the balance of your course costs. Classes run from 7.15pm-9.15pm.



Midwife hosted course in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent to prepare you better for labour, birth & early parenthood. Four multimedia sessions presented in an informal and relaxed atmosphere offering you an opportunity to meet other soon to be parents in the Stoke-on-Trent area. The course will be followed by a ‘class reunion’ organised by Expecting.

Each session is informal & as interactive as you wish it to be. Please don’t be nervous. The content has regular pauses allowing  allowing you to ask questions of your host midwife and chat to the group. The sessions cover the core topics of: Labour & birth, Pain relief & coping methods, Feeding your baby, Life after birth.

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Full range of topics covered:

  • pregnancy
  • signs of labour
  • the latent phase & advice
  • what determines the length of your labour
  • going to hospital /calling the midwife
  • first, second & third stages of labour
  • what the birth partner might see
  • water-birth
  • when things don’t go according to plan


  • attitude towards pain
  • role of the birth partner
  • coping methods for early labour
  • natural pain relief
  • medical pain relief


  • skin to skin
  • breastfeeding benefits to mums and babies
  • sterilising
  • bottle feeding
  • SIDS (cot death)
  • challenges of breastfeeding
  • anatomy & how it works
  • expressing
  • breastfeeding and partners


  • how life is about to change
  • first hour with your babies
  • visitors
  • practicalities
  • first days with your babies
  • why do babies cry?
  • nappy changing
  • bathing baby
  • dressing baby
  • car-seat safety
  • insight into parenthood

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The classes are absolutely fantastic and worth every penny. You will finish the course like we did not wanting it to end. The 4-part video presentation by Freya was very... read more

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Dave J.

Classes at Trentham with Gemma. We weren't sure what the classes would be like but enjoyed every session! Information provided was perfect and such a lovely and welcoming set up.... read more

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Ceri M.

The classes were really useful and informative. Gemma was a brilliant teacher very friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions or concerns any of the group had.

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Liam G.

Absolutely fantastic course that really is a must for expectant parents. The classes are divided into easy to follow sections each week and the content is clear and concise.

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Jody N.

We would highly recommend these classes. We were first time parents and learned so much. Some excellent tips which helped before during and after the birth. We would like to... read more

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Olly O.

We recently attended the Trentham Expecting classes after lots of recommendations from friends and were not disappointed! Gemma is very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable! We would highly recommend these informative... read more

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Emily L.

Gemma who ran the class was lovely. Really informative content and a nice small group so didn't feel intimidating.

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Joanne A.

My husband and I have just finished the classes with Gemma at Trentham.
We were really impressed with the information provided. Gemma added lots of additional information and advice and...
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Hayley M.