Bump & Birth Journey Antenatal Classes  

Antenatal Classes and Birth Preparation in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire 
LED BY OUR EXPERT MIDWIVES  
 

Why Choose Us? 

Congratulations on your pregnancy  
 
If you are considering antenatal classes or an antenatal course, here is why our Midwifery Led 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 has dedicated her maternity career to supporting expectant parents through their pregnancies, postnatal and early parenting life. She has worked as an antenatal midwife providing antenatal support and antenatal training. She has conducted midwife led bump and birth antenatal classes within the NHS for several years in Luton and Dunstable and the surrounding area's. 
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. You will also learn how to communicate with your midwife and doctors during your birth to ensure they understand your needs at all times. 
 
Whilst there are many antenatal classes and birth courses out there, our antenatal birth 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 education class and been left with more questions than answers, our qualified midwife can address them and leave you feeling confident and looking forward to birth and parenting.  
 
Our classes are delivered by Zoe Nutt, a highly experienced midwife with years of experience in diverse roles within the NHS, as a specialist and community midwife and as a Health Visitor. She has taught antenatal education and birth classes for many years. She has been involved in midwife training and therefore knows exactly how you need to communicate with your midwife in labour. She enjoys teaching this birth class. 
 

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 £150 per couple 
One to one sessions are also available (price on asking). 
All our mums will receive an additional Pregnancy Pamper Gift Bag with useful tips and luxury items. We recommend starting the classes at around 25 weeks of pregnancy 
For both first time and second time plus mums.  
 
All our antenatal classes include an exclusive gift of £100 gift voucher for Natasha Wiening, a Multi-award Winning Newborn Photographer 
 
 
To book, follow online instructions. Alternatively, email or call us. 
Antenatal Class
3 Weeks £150 
Taught by Midwives 
Input by Consultant Obstetrician 
Postnatal Meet My Baby  
Facebook Group membership 
Wattsapp group membership 
Antenatal Class
Week 1 
Introduction 
Signs of labour 
Process of labour 
Methods of Pain relief including benefits of hypnobirthing 
 
 
New Born Baby
Week 2 
Recap 
Delivery of the baby 
Delivery of the placenta 
Immediate post delivery care 
Going home 
 
 
New Born Baby & Father
Week 3 
Postnatal care 
Infant feeding  
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Born Baby & Father
Week 4 - £70 / person 
Baby Bathing 
Baby's First Aid  
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Born Baby & Father
POSTNATAL GROUP 
From 6 weeks after birth 
A reunion - Meet My Baby Class will be available to catch up with new mums in your classes and discuss all your postnatal needs.  
 
 

Testimonials 

★★★★★ Star reviews 
 
"Great. Huge amount of info, very useful! We feel a lot more prepared now!" 
 
"Small group better to engage with all. Lots of information but things repeates so able to reinforce knowledge. Relaxed, friendly, not made to feel any question is too silly" 
 
★★★★★ Star reviews 
 
"Fantastic - a lot better than we expected it to be!" 
 
"Zoe was so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. No question was a silly question. Her enthusiasm was infectious and really put us at ease about everything. My husband only came ot the first one to support me but after that session, he couldn't wait to come back and see Zoe again. Thank you so much!!" 
★★★★★ Star reviews 
 
"Very thorough and informative. Very interactive and we felt at ease to ask any questions. Excellent overall" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baby Scan
 
For babies due mid December 2022 - mid Jan 2023 
Harmony NIPT Test
For babies due mid January -February 2023 
Sneak Peak Logo
For babies due mid February 2023 to mid March 2023 
Antenatal Classes
For babies due mid March 2023 to mid April 2023 
Baby Scan
 
For babies due mid April to mid May 
Harmony NIPT Test
For babies due mid May 2023 - mid June 2023 
Sneak Peak Logo
For babies due mid June 2023 to mid July 2023 
Antenatal Classes
For babies due mid July 2023 to mid August 2023 
Baby Bump

COFFEE MORNINGS 

Thursday Mornings  9.30 to 11 am 

• Social group Meet for tea and coffee Talk all things birth, bump and baby At Priory View 

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 Antenatal Classes? 

No you do not need a GP to refer you. We welcome pregnant mums from all the local hospitals of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire 

MEET MY BABY POSTNATAL - Meet and Greet 

A reunion - Meet My Baby Class A chance to discuss your birthing experience if you wish or share your experience. 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 
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