Antenatal Courses

The Birth Preparation Company was born as a result of frequently encountering new parents whose labour, birth or early days with their new baby did not match their expectations. I strongly believe that new parents have a significantly higher chance of having a positive birth experience if they are prepared for all eventualities. 

This is why I have created a modern antenatal course which offers honest, realistic and unbiased information. The course consists of four weekly sessions, each around 3 hours long.

During the first session you will learn all about early labour as well as different ways of coping, how to create an optimal birth environment and what to consider when writing your birth preferences.

The second session concentrates on active labour and birth (including waterbirth and land birth), as well exploring all of the pain relief options available at your local hospital. 

The third one is all about infant feeding. You will learn the necessary skills for both breastfeeding and bottle feeding, in an unbiased and non-judgmental way. Throughout the session you will have your own weighted baby doll to practise with.

The final session focuses on early days with your new baby, including skin, cord and nail care, safe sleep and sleep expectations, infant crying and coping. You will also be able to practise nappy changing, dressing, swaddling, bathing and babywearing by using my popular weighted baby dolls again. 

Each session includes a break, during which you will be able to enjoy a cuppa and chat to the other course participants. This, together with being a part of a WhatsApp group, is a great opportunity to create a support network of new parents with babies due at similar times.

You will be encouraged to ask any questions throughout the course. I’m also always happy to answer questions in between the sessions as well as after the course via WhatsApp – enabling you to have a support of a local practising midwife at your fingertips!

My courses take place at ‘That Little Norfolk Shop & Studio‘ at The Abbey Schoolrooms, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH on Monday evenings.

The Studio is on the first floor and sadly does not have disabled access at present (there is plan for a platform lift to be installed in the near future).

Antenatal course

  • 4 week course
  • Each session lasts around 3 hours and includes a break with refreshments
  • Chance to meet other expectant parents with babies due at similar times
  • Support by your midwife for the duration of the course via email or WhatsApp
  • Social WhatsApp group created for the course participants who wish to be stay in touch with the rest of the group (optional)
  • It is recommended to start the course when you are between 26 – 32 weeks pregnant (although I strongly recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place)


You and your partner (you are welcome to bring a friend or a relative instead of a partner, or attend alone*) ……………………. £180 **

*Please contact me before booking if you are planning to attend alone and I will adjust the price accordingly.

** With the cost of living rising I am aware that not everyone can afford to pay for antenatal education. I therefore offer some spaces each month at a reduced price. If you would like to attend one of my courses but can’t afford to pay the full price, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Gift vouchers

  • Available for all of my courses
  • Great gift idea for expectant parents
  • Suitable as a gift for a baby shower, Birthday, Christmas etc