For Your Unique Pregnancy Baby Scans, Experience ASTER  
 
 

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  

GROUP CLASSES 
 
Our classes are made up of 3 x 2 hour sessions from £180 per couple 
Once to one sessions are also available (price on asking). 
 
NEXT COURSE DATES FOR 2019 
September 3, 10, 24 
October 8, 15, 22 
November 5, 12, 19 
December 26 th November, followed by December 3, 10 
 
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. 
Nest Meets Tuesday 27th August at 6pm.  
 
See T & C's 
 
Week 1 
Introduction 
Signs of labour 
Process of labour 
 
Methods of Pain relief including benefits of hypnobirthing 
 
 
 
Week 2 
Recap 
Delivery of the baby 
Delivery of the placenta 
Immediate post delivery care 
Going home 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 
Postnatal care 
Infant feeding  
Optional extra session on baby massage 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 1 
Introduction 
Signs of labour 
Process of labour 
 
Methods of Pain relief including benefits of hypnobirthing 
 
Week 2 
Recap 
Delivery of the baby 
Delivery of the placenta 
Immediate post delivery care 
Going home 
 
 
Week 3 
Postnatal care 
Infant feeding 
 
 
 
 
 
We recommend starting the classes at around 28 to 36 weeks pregnant. 
For both first time and second time plus mums 
Meets 
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.  
Bespoke classes 

• Mums40plus 

• 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 Anternal Classes? 

No you do not need a GP to refer you. We welcome pregnant mums from all the local hospitals of Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, Hertfordshire, Watford, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes.  
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, Sourth 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 midwiferly led birthing unit and how is this different from consultant -ed delivery unit? 
Can all women have homebirths? 
What happens if a complication occurs.....does that change the birthplan? 
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 
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