Free Antenatal Classes - Suffolk Babies
Free Antenatal Classes - Suffolk Babies

Free Online Antenatal Classes

Suffolk Babies is a not for profit organisation and we have a groundbreaking model providing high quality, free, antenatal education. Our free online antenatal classes are entirely funded by Suffolk Babies through the profits we make from our paid-for baby and toddler classes.

We do not receive any funding from the NHS to run these.

We do this because we are creating a sustainable future for antenatal and postnatal education – one that is not reliant on the whims of different governments or subject to budget cuts. Our aim is to create a self-sustaining model, where everyone is able to access high quality, free antenatal and postnatal education, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances. For more on our mission, see here.

These 4 hour workshops really are your essential preparation for birth, for you and your partner.

What we cover

In this packed course, we cover all the essential information you need to know, including:

  • We look at what the body is equipped with to enable it to give birth as easily as possible
  • We look at the three stages of labour and what happens in each stage
  • We consider what the body has to be doing to go into labour and what has to happen to enable labour to progress
  • At the same time, we focus on what the birth partner should be doing to aid that process.
  • We will cover what to expect in the days after giving birth – your recovery, and life with a new baby.

What we won't make you do

  • We will not make you play team building games
  • We will not make you swap personal information with the people sitting on the chair next door.
  • We will not show you videos of a baby’s head crowning or obstetric equipment – we are not here to train you to become a midwife!
  • This workshop is designed to be embarrassment free!

Why come?

Every aspect of being a parent is about working as a team. Labour and birth are the first part of that journey. Every birthing mum needs the right support during their labour which is where the birth partner comes in!

Every birth partner feels nervous and uncertain about labour and birth, the same way that every woman feels unsure, the best way to deal with these apprehensions is to ensure that you are well informed and you know what you can do to be the best birth supporter possible for your partner on the big day.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! They are absolutely free!

When do they run?

The workshops are all online and take place at evenings and weekends.

How do I book a place?

Please book online through our timetable.