Antenatal Courses

We provide you with up to date information and practical birthing and baby skills. Our aim is for you to leave feeling confident and ready to be a new parent.

  •  Get your questions answered by our friendly, fully qualified teachers.

  • Take home great tips on birth and postnatal life.

  • Free post course support.

  • Meet other local mums at our bumps and babies coffee mornings.

  • Private or group courses to suit your needs.

Please note that there is high demand for places so please book as early as you can. IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC ALL OUR COURSES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. WE WILL SEND YOU A ZOOM LINK FOR YOUR COURSE where you will be able to see and hear us and interact with questions.


Sessions for one couple tailor-made to meet your needs. Ideal if you  cannot find a group course at a suitable time or if your 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. Parents or child carers welcome to attend the session with you.

BIRTH: How can your birth partner support you, what makes labour or C section easier, positions, breathing and relaxation, birth plans and intervention, postnatal recovery or building confidence after a difficult first birth

BABY CARE:  Breastfeeding, combination or bottle feeding, safe sleeping, bathing, nappy changing  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. Daytimes or weekends at your home in London. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

Price: £85 per 2 hour session in Loughton or £120 at your home zones 1-6 or 30mins from Loughton
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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 Twins Trust ( TAMBA) to run these courses on their behalf. Couples often go to lunch together and contact details shared if you wish.

Loughton/Finchley/Chiswick/Croydon/Tonbridge/Bristol/Milton Keynes/Manchester/Guildford/Cambridge

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Venue: Various locations
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Price: £175 per couple
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An intensive antenatal course with one all day session on a Saturday followed by an optional evening session the following week.  Explore your birth choices and get 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, change, bath and care for your new born baby
  • newborn sleep and routines


All course participants are invited to free monthly drop ins so you  can meet each other again and get to know other new mums in the area. You will also be given a information pack containing lots of useful handouts on birth and the early weeks with your baby. 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
Courses JAN 2020 – JULY  2020 FULLY BOOKED

If group courses are full – private sessions for one couple are available

Central line tube or 5 mins North Circular or 10 mins jctn 26 M25

Price: £122 per couple Loughton IG10 AVAILABLE ONLINE

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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.

  • what to expect in labour
  • role of birth partner
  • how to cope with pain
  • breathing, relaxation and positions for labour
  • how to breastfeed, bottle feed or combination feed
  • change, bath and care for your new born baby
  • newborn sleep and routine 

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


Tues 14th Jan- 7th Feb 2020 FULLY BOOKED

Tues 24th Mar,31st Mar, 7th Apr, 14th Apr 2020 AVAILABLE ONLINE

Tues 26th May -16th June 2020

If group courses are full – private sessions for one couple are available

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

Price: £138 per couple
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Join us for an informal coffee once a  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. E mail to let us know you are coming just in case we need to change the date for some reason.

Friday 28th March  2020 11am ONLINE. E mail for link to join

Venue: Loughton Costa High Road

Price: FREE
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