Antenatal Classes

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 Amaryllis antenatal classes aim to provide you with information and skills to enable you to make the decisions about your pregnancy and childbirth experience which are right for you.  Our groups are small, relaxed and friendly, having a maximum of six couples.   Partners are involved in all aspects of the course and special focus is given to their role in labour, childbirth and early parenting.

Course content will be influenced by the group’s needs but will typically cover –

· The mechanics and processes of normal labour and childbirth

· The importance of positive mental and emotional preparation for labour 

   and childbirth

· Active birth

· Choices for the place you have your baby

· Pain control and pain relief

· Interventions in labour

· The role of the birthing companion

· Breastfeeding

· Emotional and physical changes following the birth

· Routines and practical baby care


Classes are held in the evenings and at weekends to enable working partners to attend.  Look at our diary page to see which course will best fit your needs.  As places are limited and demand is high, we recommend you book early. 


Amaryllis antenatal classes cost £100 per couple.