Antenatal courses to enhance your preparation for birth and parenthood

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One of the biggest providers of private antenatal classes in Norfolk and Suffolk

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.

  • All our teachers are specially trained by the NCT and fully qualified so you can be assured of our credibility, knowledge and experience.
  • Our 12-16 hour antenatal courses are based on the NCT Signature model but being independent allows us to run courses which include the same core topics but with a more modern approach.
  • All our teachers live locally and have knowledge about the local maternity service.
  • Being a small independent business means we can offer full courses at incredibly competitive prices and payment by instalments.
  • Crucially the About Birth & Babies teachers and classes are fun! We receive excellent feedback and our courses are 5* rated in independent reviews. In addition, local parents voted for our courses in the 2018 Norfolk Pregnancy, Baby & Child Awards.  A team of judges pronounced us the winners in December! 

Please take a look at our course dates to find a full antenatal course at a location that suits you.

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.

We would love to support you along your pathway to parenthood. See what parents are saying about us. We think you’ll be convinced!

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Meet the Teachers

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.

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Latest news

Next free Early Pregnancy Class for couples, Monday 4th March 19:30 - 21:30, Rowan House Centre, Hethersett. contact us to book. 

We are delighted that local parents recently voted for our antenatal classes in the ‘Pregnancy Class’ category of the 2018 Norfolk Pregnancy, Baby & Child Awards. We made it through to the final and an independent panel pronounced us the winners at the awards dinner in December!

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.