Our independent antenatal classes are designed to complement the education and support that midwives and health visitors provide in the six-eight hours allocated by the NHS. We know some couples are keen to extend their knowledge along their pathway to parenting and would prefer smaller groups which offer an opportunity to ask questions and discuss birth and baby topics in more detail. Small groups also promote long-term friendships for support.
You get the best of both worlds when you attend antenatal classes with About Birth & Babies.
All our teachers are fully qualified and trained by the NCT so you can be assured of our credibility, knowledge and experience. Our 12-16 hour antenatal courses are based on the Signature model but run with a more modern approach. Crucially the About Birth & Babies teachers and classes are fun! We receive excellent feedback and our courses are 5* rated in independent reviews.
We are delighted that local parents recently voted us through to the final of the ‘Pregnancy Class’ category of the 2018 Norfolk Pregnancy, Baby & Child Awards. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on 3rd December.
We also offer one-to-one sessions for those who prefer not to be part of a group or whose lifestyles mean they would find it difficult to attend all the sessions on a full antenatal course.
Having another baby and looking to refresh your knowledge? Refresher courses cover preparation for birth and parenthood while recognising the challenges you may have faced previously. They also consider the impact of introducing a new baby to your family. Our course dates can be found here.
See what parents are saying about us. We think you’ll be convinced!
We set up About Birth & Babies in 2014 in response to increased local demand for private antenatal classes with fully qualified and experienced teachers.
We are a group of NCT trained teachers who offer childbirth preparation classes in Norwich and the surrounding areas as well as Bungay. We have many years of experience in facilitating antenatal classes where we identify and discuss the things that are important to the women and their birth partners. As independent teachers we are able to offer flexibility in terms of course dates, times and venues, work closely with other local birth and baby professionals and discuss topics on our courses that reflects modern parenting.
Everyone involved in About Birth & Babies lives locally; we all have children of our own and established relationships with midwives and other health professionals in the area. This, together with an excellent knowledge of the local maternity services ensures our knowledge is up to date and in line with local practice. One of us is also a midwife, one a breastfeeding peer supporter.
If you would like to find out a little bit more about us, please read our personal profiles.
Next free Early Pregnancy Class for couples, Monday 28th January 19:30 - 21:30, Rowan House Centre, Hethersett. contact us to book.
We are delighted that local parents recently voted us through to the final of the ‘Pregnancy Class’ category of the 2018 Norfolk Pregnancy, Baby & Child Awards. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on 3rd December. Please keep everything crossed for us!
Proud to be part of Pregnancy & Parenthood - Norfolk’s team of leading birth educators and postnatal/baby specialists. Continuing to provide our individual first class care, in working together our aim is to help prepare you fully for one of the most exciting journeys you will ever take.