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

£115 (Pay deposit now of £20.00)

Ordinarily these classes are held in Trentham. However due to CORONA VIRUS pandemic, these classes will be held virtually with your host midwife Gemma. Receive access to all our course videos and then meet others virtually and have all your questions answered via Zoom. Once we’re confident the CORONA VIRUS pandemic is over, get together in person for a reunion. A £15 discount per couple will be applied, if held virtually, making the total cost £100. After completing your booking, Gemma will be in contact regarding your course and options for paying the balance of your course costs. We’re currently hoping to run in person classes from September but will keep assessing the situation. Your safety is our priority. One booking covers both expectant mum and one birth partner. Evening classes run from 7.15pm, weekend classes run from 2pm.



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 course is amazing. It was so informative and me and my husband got so much out of it- we looked forward to going every week.
Gemma was fabulous, she...
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Rosie W.

The Expecting Classes were incredibly informative and thanks to this knowledge and to the amazing tutor Gemma I had been put more at ease during and after a not so... read more

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Amy J.

we were on the course in Trentham with Gemma and it was great. We learn a lot of things and solved our doubts, giving us confident for the big day.... read more

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Roci A.

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.

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 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.

The course is amazing at Trentham. It was so Informative and me and my husband got so much out of it- we looked forward to going every week. Gemma was... read more

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Rosie W.

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.

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 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.

Gemma explains everything super clear and doesn't leave you stay in doubts. She helped us a lot so we are more confident and aware of what is coming, the options... read more

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Rocío d.

Highly recommend to new mum's and dad"s to be. Gemma is a lovely person very approachable and experienced midwife. This course is definitely worth the money. Great way to expand... read more

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Zoe F.

Me and my partner attended the classes at Trentham, at first we were apprehensive but we found the classes really interesting. We also found them useful to meet other new... read more

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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.

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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