THE BUMP & BIRTH JOURNEY
Antenatal Classes and Birth Preparation in Bedfordshire and Surrounding Areas
Why Choose Us?
Congratulations on your pregnancy
If you are considering antenatal classes, here is why our antenatal classes are unique and a great choice for you.
Quite simply, we keep it real. We want you to have a great Bump and Birth Journey. Your pregnancy, bump, and birth are your journey. We want your birth to be a fantastic empowering and happy calm experience. And we want you to make great friends along the way.
Our classes are fun packed and social. We will teach you all the important techniques and up to date information you need to know for birth and starting postnatal life. We know the value in forming great friendships with like-minded people that are also starting the parenting road.
Our classes are run by a midwife that have dedicated her maternity career to supporting expectant parents through their pregnancies, postnatal and early parenting life.
So if you end up having a normal birth or if you have an assisted birth, or planned birth, you will learn time tested techniques to keep you in control so you achieve the right birth for you.
Whilst there are many antenatal classes out there, our classes are bespoke and can be tailored specifically to your needs. Our groups are smaller than the NHS but still large enough to make new friendships. You may have attended another antenatal class and been left with more questions than answers, our qualified midwives can address them and leave you feeling confident and looking forward to birth and parenting.
Our classes are delivered by Louise Brennan a highly experienced midwife with over 10 to 15 years experience in the NHS and private sector. They have taught antenatal classes for over 10 years.
Our Inspiration for Birth Preparation
To provide realistic up to date evidence based information and tools to have a calm serene birth whichever way you deliver. To provide continuous support and be the go-to people for any questions you may have about bump and birth
To provide a social network community of expectant parents that can meet and enjoy the pregnancy journey together and form supportive friendships that can go beyond bump birth and baby. We see the difference in expectant couples that are prepared. They are confident, relaxed and take things a step at a time. That makes the experience wonderful.
Our Promise: Knowledge we share
Our classes are made up of 3 x 2 hour sessions from £180 per couple
One to one sessions are also available (price on request).
16 WEEK MEETS
For local mums to meet our midwives and each other and get a taster of what the antenatal classes have to offer.
Signs of labour
Process of labour
Methods of Pain relief including benefits of hypnobirthing
Delivery of the baby
Delivery of the placenta
Immediate post delivery care
Optional extra session on baby massage
We recommend starting the classes at around 28 to 36 weeks pregnant.
For both first time and second time plus mums
Full payment is required to secure your place. The fee is non-refundable. Full payment is due within 10 working days of the meet up.
Bump and Birth Journey Class
Full payment is due 4 weeks before the course which confirms your place for the course. A confirmatory email will be sent to you.
Once your payment has been received we will send you a confirmation email.
To book fill the contact form requesting the class you are interested in. Payment is via online link or Bank transfer.
• Having a caesarean
• More than one baby on board
• Having a VBAC
Focus on National Childbirth Guidelines
You can trust that our classes are based on current national evidence-based guidelines
Do I need a GP to refer to Private Antenatal Classes?
Refresher Classes/ Reunion Classes
Refresher classes will be available to meet up and discuss any last minute questions or new ones that arise from having a baby! A chance to discuss your birthing experience if you wish or share your experience. These will be available on request. We will also share any useful local resources such as children and family centres and any available services in Central Bedfordshire, North Beds, South Beds, Herts and Bucks.
Common questions parents-to-be have at antenatal classes?
During the classes parents-to-be often have lots of questions about terms that are used by healthcare professionals and
we provide as much general information about these.
What does birth options actually mean?
Who can deliver on a midwifery led birthing unit and how is this different from consultant -ed delivery unit?
Can all women have home-births?
What happens if a complication occurs.....does that change the birth plan?
Will there be support for infant feeding or an infant feeding advisor?
How private midwifery led antenatal classes are different from classes given by antenatal teachers or NHS midwifery led parent education antenatal classes
What is the postnatal ward like?
What support is provided by the health visitor?
Contact us for more information and dates