The Baby Academy from Home

We are now running Live Online Antenatal Classes for 1st time expectant parents.

The Baby Academy Online Antenatal Class

The class has been developed by Senior Practicing Midwives and is delivered on our tailored virtual platform, where you can ask questions in real time. You will also receive a recording of the class which you can re-watch, pause and rewind as you wish for 6 months. You will be given full access to The Baby Academy resource page, where you will get a number of practical videos and a host of other valuable content, for the arrival of your baby. This online class covers everything from labour and birth, to breastfeeding and safe sleep. You will have the ability to ask any questions you may have regarding your pregnancy and Covid-19. We believe that Baby First Aid is one of the most important things you can learn as an expectant parent, so unlike other antenatal classes we’ve included it as part of the online class at no extra cost.

SPECIAL OFFER: €99 per couple

Claim a refund with your health insurance

We are delighted to announce that you can claim a refund of 30%-100% back on this class via health insurance depending on your plan. Either mother and partner’s policy can be used in most cases. We can calculate your refund entitlement for you (see below).

Refunds are offered by:

Either the mother or partner’s policy can be used if you are with VHI or Irish Life Health. The process for getting your refund is very simple. When you pay the fees we issue you with a receipt, that includes the information the insurance company requires. You send this receipt to your insurance company, who will then issue you with the relevant refund, usually within a couple of weeks.

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Free Online Workshop

We are also running a FREE Live Online Workshop. This 2-hour workshop will cover all things Baby Care.

Meet the Family

All of our Online Antenatal Classes are delivered by qualified and practicing midwives who are passionate about education and helping you prepare for the arrival of your baby.


Susan Hogan

Co-Founder, Midwife and Head of Antenatal Education


Jean Rooney

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor


Louise May

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

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Aisling Shinnick

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

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Answering the Questions from Expectant Parents

Since starting The Baby Academy, we have had hundreds of questions from first time expectant parents. From nappies, to diet, from baby finances to labour pains…and everything in between. All these questions might leave you wondering…where do I start?! But don’t worry, we’ve got your back and cut out that work for you. We have saved all our answers as blog posts so all you new Mums out there can find the answers from our expert Midwives.