Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes are available to help you prepare for the birth of your baby and your journey to becoming parents.

I am a fully trained and certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, and offer one-to-one sessions and small group courses for parents-to-be. The Lamaze method promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth is a natural event in a woman’s life, yet can be a huge time of change, emotionally and physically, classes are designed to help you prepare for your baby’s birth and becoming a parent in a positive and nurturing way.

I believe that couples who attend antenatal classes are embracing a wonderful way to prepare for birth and parenthood and I pull in from all my experience of yoga, massage and Doula-ing to bring an awareness of active, empowered birthing techniques. I trained with Lamaze International accredited Teri Shilling from the USA to enable me to bring Lamaze Birthing practices to the UK. I am also a qualified antenatal teacher with the National Childbirth Trust and teach NCT antenatal classes in the Rugby and Northampton areas.

For details of Lamaze Method courses or one-to-one sessions please contact me directly, for details of NCT Antenatal classes available please look on the relevant website for your area:


NCT antenatal courses cover preparation for labour and birth, feeding, and early parenthood.

Unless stated otherwise, classes are designed for couples, but many people attend on their own or with a friend, relative or birth partner

Subjects covered will usually include:

  • Pregnancy and birth choices
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • Body awareness, relaxation, breathing and massage
  • Home births and water births
  • What happens in labour and how the baby is born
  • Pain relief - natural and medical methods
  • Your labour and the role of the partner in labour
  • What complications might arise - e.g. Caesarean birth
  • Looking after a newborn and feeding your baby
  • Early parenting, lifestyle changes