Virtual Antenatal Classes

£100 (Pay deposit now of £20.00)

Virtual Antenatal Classes are the perfect solution for those wanting to access content at a time suited to them but also benefit from being in a supportive community context. You’ll receive access to all our course videos and extra materials along with scheduled group calls (select dates below) with other Expecting parents and your host midwife. Once you’ve booked, your host midwife will be in touch to arrange paying the balance for your course.

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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 conference calls 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 create community. 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.

Each session is informal & as interactive as you wish it to be. Please don’t be nervous. The video content and additional resources can be watched/accessed when convenient to you. You’ll then join the pre-scheduled conference video calls with your group and host midwife where you’ll receive advice tailored to your pregnancy as well as benefit from the questions asked by others and the camaraderie of being with others in the same boat.

Our virtual antenatal classes cover the core topics of: Labour & birth, Pain relief & coping methods, Feeding your baby, Life after birth.

Check our the reviews of our courses. Or our quick tips on YouTube.

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

 

 

Additional information

Dates

18th, 25th Mar, 1st, 8th Apr (Thu), 17th, 24th, 31st Mar, 7th Apr (Wed), 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May (Thu)

Reviews

Throughly enjoyed these classes. Non of that sitting round on the floor doing breathing exercises like I was dreading just up-to-date practical information about pregnancy, birth and baby care.... read more

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Tahlia M.

We attended the Expecting classes in Stafford and they were brilliant. I would definitely recommend these to any first time parent. The classes really helped me feel much more prepared... read more

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Heather J.

Freya was simply outstanding! As a 1st time dad going into the unknown of labour and parenthood, I can’t begin to describe how beneficial the expecting sessions were. They have... read more

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James S.

My husband and I attended the antenatal classes with Freya in Stafford and could not recommend them enough for first time parents to be! We both came away feeling a... read more

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Sarah W.

positive review Could not recommend Freya’s classes enough! Me and my husband found the sessions to be excellent and highly informative. Friendly atmosphere with other couples who were also becoming parents for... read more

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Julie W.

Friendly and informative course without being scary! Freya is full of knowledge and feel ready for the next chapter in our lives! Also a bonus having a weekend course to... read more

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Emma P.

positive review The classes worked really well for us as we were both working full-time and they took place in the evening at a venue close to home. My husband and I... read more

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Michelle J.

positive review My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole Expecting experience! Freya is awesome - she’s so sincere, approachable, available and encouraging. Her knowledge, support and guidance has been totally... read more

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Kelly A.

positive review As expecting parents, embarking on this incredible journey for the second time, my husband and I were looking to refresh our knowledge. We were amazed at what this marvellous course,... read more

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Natalie B.

Brilliant classes which have really helped to prepare us for the birth of our first child. Freya is so approachable and each class very informative. We are looking forward to... read more

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Katie B.

positive review Fully recommend expecting classes with Freya she was an excellent facilitator and the content exceeded our expectations. 10/10.

You are made to feel at ease and encouraged to ask questions and...
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Joanne M.

My husband and I just attended the weekend course, as my colleague and midwife recommended Expecting. Not only is it a very informative course in a relaxed atmosphere, but it... read more

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Annisa B.

Freya has so much knowledge and delivers it in a totally understandable way, answering any questions along the way. Each session was welcoming and comfortable for both mum and dad... read more

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SLogan F.

My husband and I attended expecting classes after finding them online and seeing the good reviews. We were not disappointed. We both felt they were very informative and helped us... read more

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Abbie L.

We specifically wanted to book these classes on the recommendation of some friends who had attended and found them very useful. Being from a medical background, myself and my husband... read more

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Tamzin B.