If your baby is due in either September or October 2023 these antenatal classes in Downend are a great place to meet other new parents expecting their babies at the same time as you. Each class runs with between 5-10 couples, helping you to build a strong social group before your baby arrives.
Our antenatal class programme is taught over seven consecutive Wednesday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00.
- Understanding your 3rd trimester: 21st June
- Early labour & coping strategies: 28th June
- What to expect in established labour: 5th July
- Planning for the unexpected: 12th July
- Feeding your newborn: 19th July
- Life changes with a baby!: 26th July
- Caring for your newborn: 2nd August
- Optional extra, Baby 1st Aid: 9th August (£20 per person)
If you can’t make any of these dates, you don’t have to miss out on any content. We have filmed the entire course and these videos are on the digital learning platform for you to access at your leisure. Plus, the midwife teaching your course will be happy to answer any questions that come up.
We love meeting up with you to hear your birth stories, meet your babies and enjoy a relaxed social time with the group. Your course leader will organise a venue that suits the group, usually a local pub or cafe that has plenty of space for buggies.
The course reunion will take place on Saturday 9th December 2023 from 11.00-13.00, giving you time to settle into family life!
Your birth partner
Your ticket includes a place for your partner. As we think both of you should ideally attend the classes together. We have a lot of content for partners (mums and dads) and birth partners as they play such an important role! If you’re a single parent, we recommend you bring a friend or relative to the class. Or you might like to mix and match, thinking about who will be supporting you in labour and the early postnatal period.
New Life classes are taught by midwives. They are a fantastic resource to have at your fingertips! We encourage all our couples to ask them any questions whether in class, or between sessions via the private WhatsApp group or by email if it’s more personal. Plus, they’re available right up to the reunion with your babies!
You will also receive access to a digital teaching platform with materials to download for class, a digital version of the course and extra reading links on the topics covered in each session. Plus, all our classes customers get a 10% discount in our online shop – newlife.style.