Welcome to The Baby Academy

The Baby Academy is an independent provider of classes for expectant and new parents, created to provide the parents of today with knowledge, confidence and peace of mind.
We had an idea to modernise parental courses in Ireland. Our aim is to provide the parents of today with the most up to date knowledge, whilst leaving them in control of making their own decisions. We are bringing our courses to South Dublin, North Dublin, Cork and Galway.

A New and Convenient Baby Academy

Courses in Antenatal Care, Hypnobirthing, Breastfeeding Preparation, Self Care for Mums, Baby First Aid and Sleep Well: A course to help parents establish positive sleep practices for their baby. We understand that the parents of today lead busy lives, so have designed 1-day courses, taking place on weekends in venues nationwide.

Outstanding Education

So we went on a mission to find the most well-loved and passionate instructors in Ireland. Our team of Midwives, Doctors, Consultants, Nurses and Health Professionals are leading experts in their field. After listening to parents, we have designed courses that slice through the overwhelming and fragmented information on the internet and elsewhere.

Unbiased, Supportive & Fun

For our pre-natal courses, we bring together expectant parents, whose babies are due around the same time. Working passionately and thoughtfully, we ensure parents feel relaxed and are prepared for the life-changing journey ahead, and gain a brand new set of friends to share it with. Post-natal courses give parents the opportunity to meet others who have experienced similar times in their lives.

Prenatal and postnatal courses in Dublin, Cork & Galway

Antenatal Care

This course is for expectant parents

The course is tailored for expectant parents, who are in their second or third trimester of pregnancy. This course de-mystifies the journey through pregnancy by showing you what to expect through labour, birth and early parenthood. €175 per couple.


This course is for expectant parents

Led by our hypnobirthing instructor who has prepared thousands of couples for birth, this course is designed to reduce fear and build confidence surrounding birth. Using techniques such as breathing and visualisation, the aim is to maximise your chances of having a calm, comfortable labour and birth, with as little pain as possible (or no pain at all!). €175 per couple.

Breastfeeding Preparation

This course is for both expectant and existing mothers

Even though breastfeeding is natural, it is a learned skill. Whether you are a first time Mum or a mother who found breastfeeding a challenge in the past, this course will empower you with the knowledge and equip you with the skills to breastfeed your little one with confidence. €90 per mother (babies and partners welcome to join at no charge).

The 4th Trimester: Self Care for Mums

This course is for all you Mums out there

Only when you become a mother is the significance of the relationship you have with yourself so apparent. This course aims to nurture self-care, self-esteem, confidence and compassion. Our mission is to make you feel and live better. €90 per Mum (babies welcome).

Baby First Aid

This course is for both expectant and existing parents

This course prepares you for any emergency medical situation should it arise. A baby first aid class is a must for all new parents to help you feel confident and equipped! €90 per individual or €175 per couple.

Sleep Well

This course is for both expectant and existing parents

Parents are no strangers to sheer exhaustion. This course supports you in establishing positive baby sleeping patterns, with the view to transforming your sleep life. €90 per individual or €175 per couple.

Meet the Family

There are few experiences as special and life-changing as the transition into parenthood, and it’s our absolute privilege to support parents on their journey. So we are on a mission to find the most well-loved and passionate instructors in Ireland. Our team of health professionals are leading experts in their field. Ahead of our launch in Autumn, we are looking to grow our team so that we can empower as many mothers and fathers as possible, with an outstanding level of education. If you are a Midwife, Doctor, Consultant, Nurse, or if you would like to work with our ever-growing office support team, please get in touch: [email protected] We’re looking for awesome people who are passionate about helping mothers, fathers and babies.


Erica Hargaden

Sleep Consultant


Niamh Gaffney

Paediatric First Aid Instructor


Niamh O’Reilly

Sleep Consultant


Aisling Killoran

Hypnobirthing Instructor

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