Private antenatal classes in London

Led by our team of highly experienced private midwives, our online antenatal classes are a fantastic way for expectant parents to learn and prepare for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Our expert-led antenatal classes are now being delivered virtually, enabling you to access them in the comfort and security of your own home.

What to expect at our private antenatal classes

Consisting of four online sessions, each installation will give you and your support partner the opportunity to develop an understanding of the process of labour and birth, along with informing and preparing you for the transition to parenthood.

Our classes are informative, unbiased and evidence-based, suited for everyone whether you are hoping for an intervention free, natural birth or you are choosing to have an elective caesarean section.

Classes are interactive and designed to provide you with confidence and practical support for birth and life with a new baby. With direct access to expert midwives, our specialists are on hand to provide support and answer your questions throughout the course.


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Online course details

Labour and birth (part 1)

  • learn how to recognise the start of labour
  • managing early or pre labour at home and when to come into the hospital
  • what to expect during established normal labour and the birth of your baby

Labour and birth (part 2)

  • induction of labour and pain relief options for labour and birth at St Thomas’
  • instrumental deliveries and caesarean sections, why they may be necessary and how your care will be managed

Infant feeding

  • learn about every aspect of breastfeeding in the early days of motherhood
  • simple physiology, as well as practical advice about expressing
  • practical advice about mix feeding and using formula

Postnatal life with a new baby

  • what to expect from your new baby in the first few hours, days and weeks
  • information about your stay in hospital and your transition back home
  • practical advice about bringing a baby home, making new decisions, and settling into parenthood

Private antenatal classes pricing and dates 2024

You are welcome to attend the classes whether this is your first baby or you are wanting a refresher before you welcome your second child. We recommend attending our classes from 30 weeks of your pregnancy. Our antenatal classes include four weekly sessions and take place on Tuesdays from 7.30 – 9.30pm. The maximum number of attendees is 10 couples. We expect the classes to be popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 5 March


Four week online course led by expert midwives.

Tuesday 2 April


Four week online course led by expert midwives.

Tuesday 7 May


Four week online course led by expert midwives.

Pregnancy scans and fetal medicine

We offer comprehensive pregnancy scans and tests, including early pregnancy screening and fetal medicine.

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Blood tests and investigations

We offer a range of blood tests, swabs and screenings to support you during your pregnancy.

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Our facilities

Access dedicated private accommodation at the Westminster Maternity Suite located in the heart of London.

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