Our pregnancy classes help women prepare for the birth of their baby

Antenatal education is an important part of preparing to have a baby. Many women will prefer to come to classes with other expectant mothers experiencing similar challenges.

Our friendly and informal pregnancy classes are designed to help women plan and prepare for the birth of their baby, whatever other issues they face in their lives. Women can attend free, two-hour classes every week for six weeks, covering topics including pregnancy health and wellbeing, positions for labour and birth, pain relief and what happens after birth. For a full course overview, please download our Course Syllabus.

At each session we provide handouts, books to borrow, maternity clothes, essential supplies and refreshments. We also cover women’s travel costs to and from each class.

All classes are for women only. Currently these classes are mainly available to women who live in North London and are planning to give birth at the Homerton or Whittington hospitals.

In addition, our Antenatal Services team provides remote support to women who cannot attend the class in-person. This can include practical, emotional, information and advocacy support via phone, text, email and through antenatal visits.

Referral Information

For more information about our Community Antenatal Service, please contact [email protected] or visit Community antenatal support | Birth Companions

Referrals Offered:

  • This service does not offer Booking referrals
  • This service does not offer Drop-in referrals
  • This service offers Electronic referrals
  • This service does not offer Other – See referral information referrals