Bump & Birth Journey Antenatal Classes  

Antenatal Classes and Birth Preparation in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire  
 

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 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 classes for many 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). 
 
All our mums to be receiev an additional Pregnancy Pamper Gift Bag with useful tips and luxury items 
 
All our antenatal classes include an exclusive gift of £100 gift voucher for Natasha Wiening, a Multi-award Winning Newborn Photographer 
 
NEXT COURSE DATES FOR 2022 
 
August 4th, 11th and 18th  
September 1st, 8th and 15th 
October 6th, 13th and 20th 
 
 
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  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 25 weeks of pregnancy 
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 4 weeks before the course which confirms your place for the course. A confirmatory email will be sent to you. 
 
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 - Meet and Greet 
A reunion - Meet My Baby Class will be available to catch up with new mums in your classes and discuss all your postnatal needs. 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 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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