Antenatal Courses

We believe in providing you with up to date information and practical birthing and baby skills. Our aim is for you to leave a course or session feeling confident and ready to be a new parent.

  • Antenatal courses are run by experienced NCT trained antenatal teachers or midwives
  • We offer private sessions for one couple or small groups, 4-8 couples usually, to allow opportunities to answer questions and discuss issues properly. 
  • Each couple on the antenatal class will receive a comprehensive course information pack containing leaflets and handouts on birth and postnatal life.
  • The antenatal course tutors can  also provide free follow up support by phone or e-mail once the course has finished.
  • You will also be able to come to ante/post natal coffee mornings once a month to meet other local mums.

Please note that there is high demand for places so please book as early as you can.

Private Antenatal Class for one couple

Sessions for one couple tailor-made to meet your needs. Ideal for those who cannot find a group course at a suitable time or for those whose needs are different to the standard group agenda. Find out the information you need to make an informed choice about the type of birth or style of parenting that is right for you. Individual sessions can cover all of the below or you can choose any birth or parenting  topics that you need.

Pain relief, what to expect in labour, breathing and relaxation for childbirth, C-section, making birth easier, breastfeeding, combination or bottle feeding, safe sleeping for babies, bathing, nappy changing or building confidence after a difficult first birth or preparing siblings. We will prepare a bespoke class for you at a time that suits you.

Most couples find one two hour session sufficient to cover their needs but you can add an extra session if you require. You will be given a comprehensive course information pack and can call after your session with any further queries.

Daytimes, evenings or weekends in Loughton. Weekdays at your home in London.

Sessions available most weeks. Close walking distance Loughton tube or easy parking

Venue: Teachers home, Loughton, Essex or Zones 1-6 London at your home

Price: £85 per 2 hour session in Loughton.

£120 per 2 hour session at your home zone 1-6
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Multiple Birth Antenatal Course

An intensive one day antenatal course especially designed to meet the needs of couples expecting twins or triplets. The course will include; a look at choices for labour and birth for multiples, premature birth and special care, how to care for, feed and cope with twins or triplets .Each couple will be given a comprehensive information pack targeted at multiple birth delivery and parenting. For Birth and Beyond has been selected by TAMBA to run these courses on their behalf. Couples often go to lunch together and contact details shared if you wish.


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Price: £175 per couple
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Intensive Antenatal and Preparation for Parenting Course

An intensive antenatal course with one all day session on a Saturday followed by an optional evening session the following week. Research based information will allow you to explore your birth choices and give you peace of mind and reassurance about what lies ahead. Each course is different depending on the needs of the couples attending but the following topics are normally covered:- what to expect in labour, role of birth partner, how to cope with pain, breathing, relaxation and positions for labour, how to feed and care for your new born baby. The course will enable you to prepare for the arrival of your baby in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. All course participants are invited to free monthly drop ins so they can meet each other again and get to know other new mums in the area. Each couple will also be given a comprehensive information pack containing useful handouts on birth and parenting. Ongoing support is also available once the course finishes at no extra charge by phone or e-mail or at our monthly coffee mornings.

The course is held in a comfortable environment with convenient parking and a great choice of places for lunch ! Chocolate biscuits guaranteed.

Saturdays 9.30am – 3.30pm Evening session 7.30-9.30pm
Course full until July  2018. E mail to join waiting list.
If group courses are full – private sessions for one couple are available

Venue: Loughton High Road
4 miles Nth Circular, 6 miles M25 Junct 26, Easy walking distance central line tube

Price: £122 per couple
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Evening Antenatal and Preparation for Parenting Course

This course is run over four evenings allowing time to get to know each other and to reflect on information given. You will receive research based information on childbirth choices and an opportunity to discuss your questions in a friendly, relaxed environment. It covers what to expect in labour, how to cope with pain, role of birth partner, what makes labour easier, breathing, positions for birth, how to look after, feed and care for your baby and what to expect in the early weeks of parenting. This course is run at one of the teacher’s homes in Loughton. No posh conference facilities but lots of chocolate biscuits guaranteed! Each couple will receive a comprehensive information pack with lots of useful information on birth and parenting. Plus free ongoing support if required by phone or e-mail once the course has finished. In addition women will be invited to attend our free monthly coffee mornings to catch up with other mums in the area.

EVENINGS 7.30-9.30PM

FULLY BOOKED UNTIL JULY  2018. E mail to join waiting list

Venue: Loughton, Essex. 4 miles from M25, junction 26, 6 miles from Nth Circular

Price: £138 per couple
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Coffee and Chat for Bumps

Join us for an informal coffee on one Friday of the month in Loughton. Come along to ask any pregnancy questions you may have or just to meet other expectant mums in the area. Or if you have attended one of our courses come with your new baby.

10-11am Come to Sharon’s for an informal social morning. Call for the address.

Venue: Teachers home, Loughton

Price: FREE
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