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Welcome to The Baby Academy

We deliver Live Online Classes for expectant parents across Ireland, all delivered on our tailored and interactive platform, where you can sit back in your PJs and ask questions in real-time.

Ultimate Antenatal Class

This class is designed to give 1st time Mums and partners the knowledge and confidence for their pregnancy and journey to parenthood, covering everything from labour and birth, to breastfeeding and Baby First Aid. We went on a mission to find the country’s most passionate and expert Midwives, who can’t wait to empower you with the most up-to-date and evidence-based antenatal education.

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 or 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

Sue

Co-Founder, Midwife and Head of Antenatal Education

Jean

Jean

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Louise

Louise

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Aisling

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

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Happy Parents

We have attended both the free 2 hour and full day course offered by Baby Academy and we were extremely impressed by the presentation of the antenatal course as well as the speakers themselves! The best part was how all the information was explained to the point that you could see why certain things need to be done a certain way and what to expect from all stages of the pregnancy. The team were brilliant in answering all questions the class had and made the sessions very enjoyable and easy to follow. Would highly recommend! We have told any of our family and friends expecting to check it out (Shout out to Sue and Aisling who did our sessions they were fab!)
Orla & Chris Wedding
Orla & Chris W.
Great class with loads of information and all very well delivered by Midwife Aisling. Answered all of our questions. Very convenient 1 day course.
Louise Farrell
Louise F.
Great class, Louise was amazing.Provided plenty of useful information, answered all our questions in a very easy simple way. Made the class very dynamic (can't be easy to do as a video class!).Would definitely recommend this course (specially for first time parents).Thank you so much baby academy for putting our minds at ease!
Sara MC
Sara M.
Really enjoyed the class. Louise is bubbly and full of personality! It was super informative and enjoyable. I will be recommending this to my fellow moms to be. Thank you
Olivia Kenealy
Olivia K.
It was a very informative class. The midwifes‘ knowledge on the material was excellent. They answered all the questions asked and they were very helpful. I would highly recommend this class.
Brid Murphy
Brid M.
Just finished the full day class with Louise. Really worthwhile to take the time to do this class, Lousie is a wealth of infortmation. I feel very reassured now and more prepared for our little mans arrival in a few weeks. If your thinking of doing an antental class,don't hesitate any further and book the Baby Academy class. Thank you again :
Caoimhe O'Donnell
Caoimhe O.
Really fantastic! Excellently organised and presented. There was so much useful information to take in so it's great to be getting a recording to rewatch over the coming weeks.As an expat living in Italy, this was a great course to attend - up to now I've been navigating my pregnancy through Italian so it was lovely to hear an Irish accent and connect with home!
Aisling Sullivan
Aisling S.
Thank you so much to Jean and The Baby Academy! The online antenatal class was so informative without being info overload.
Roisin Finnegan
Roisin F.
We both just said we think it could be hard for you to improve it. It was excellent. And so reassuring and informative. Will be recommending to everyone. Jean was truly excellent. There's nothing she didn't know and really reassuring. She must be exhausted after that! Thanks a mill.
Dearbhla Nolan
Dearbhla N.
Thank you so much to the Baby Academy. I recently attended the online antenatal class. It was so informative and has made me feel so much more at ease to welcome the little one into this world! The knowledge gained has been invaluable and I would recommend to any couple. Thanks again 🙂
Jennifer Garvey
Jennifer G.
We learned so much from this course!! Soooo glad we did it & it’s great to get the recording afterwards too as there’s so much to take in!Definitely feeling more relaxed about everything now.Thanks again!! ❤
Jessica Liston
Jessica L.
Very useful and informative content in the course and professionally delivered. Plenty of resources and additional learning provided throughout. It gave us great peace of mind as we continue our journey towards welcoming baby into the world. Thanks very much Sue!
Ceara O'Connor
Ceara O.
Highly highly recommend babyacademy,I am nearly 37 weeks on my first due a little girl,very nervous scared and unsure especially with covid ,I did the baby care 2 hr class FREE loved it so much I booked in for the full day antinatal class and loved it ,my partner learned loads too and we definitely recommend it.I follow them on Instagram and have found them so helpful to get back to me about any little worries I have when I message and also they always have so much info daily on there page and stories .The class has prepared me before ,during and after pregnancy to care for baby Lily on the way and I can't thank them enough for all there support and info 🙏
Lisa Clarke
Lisa C.
I found the course excellent, so detailed and being a first-time mom Susan really put my mind at ease about a few topics. She has a very calm and relaxed way of presenting and having to cover so many topics in one day, really made it very interesting. I loved the way there was time for lots of Q&A’s after each section. As this gave an opportunity to recap on certain items, which was very useful.The course was recommended to me by a friend and I will certainly be encouraging any soon to be moms to sign up.Thanks again!
Ciara Nagle
Ciara N.
Thanks so much for a brilliant and extremely informative class. Learned loads and consolidated everything.Thanks again. Xxx
Lorna Byrne
Lorna B.
Excellent antenatal course. I would highly recommend. Susan was so informative and so giving of her time to answer all of our questions. We learned so much from the day and we are so glad we have the videos to watch back when the baby arrives. We didn't have to worry about taking notes or remember everything. We just sat back and enjoyed all the new information. I would highly recommend this course.
Fiona
Fiona
I attended the breastfeeding class with Fiona and it was absolutely brilliant! I would highly recommend it to anyone even remotely considering breastfeeding. Fiona created a lovely comfortable atmosphere. The small class size meant there was plenty of time for questions. The lecture was really well constructed, interesting, informative and well delivered. It was excellent value for money and I got most of it back with health insurance anyway.
Helen O' Connell
Helen O' C.
Very informative classes with knowledgeable and helpful midwives with so much experience. Very attentive aswell to respond to queries. Excellent detailed, understandable & informative notes. This is my first pregnancy and I feel alot more confident after the antenatal classes - all my questions and concerns were answered.I can not recommend the baby academy enough.
Aisling Leahy
Aisling L.
We can't recommend The Baby Academy enough!! We attended one of their free workshops on Baby Care and recently completed one of their Online Antenatal Classes. Susan was amazing, she explained everything perfectly and made sure we had all understood all the important concepts and got all our questions answered. We are very happy we went with The Baby Academy for our antenatal classes and recommend them to everyone.
Alba Molinero
Alba M.
We attented the Baby Acadamy Ante Natal Class and honestly I couldn't recommend it enough. It was very informative and as first time parents who are complete novices we found it so useful and we feel so much more prepared now than we did before the class. We loved Louise's informal laid back presentation style and enjoyed the day aswel as learning loads.Definitely worth the effort and the money, but some can claim that back so you've nothing to lose. Go for it!
Collette Feighery
Collette F.
Great class with lots of valuable information, lots of little tips and tricks were suggested. The class was small so individual attention was offered and plenty of questions could be asked and answered.
Karen Davis
Karen D.
Sue was knowledgable, patient and approachable. She had a really nice approach to sharing knowledge on the day and all the content was kept summarised but with an appropriate level of detail and an emphasis on positivity.
Christina Rafferty
Christina R.
This was such an informative, engaging and extremely well run day. My husband and I loved the info we got and spent the next couple of days planning for the arrival of our little one in June. We can absolutely recommend this as a fantastic antenatal course!
Tamsen Hanlon
Tamsen H.
An extremely informative and worthwhile course. My wife and I learned some valuable tools for emergency situations. Content was easy to follow and very well presented.
Thomas Landy
Thomas L.
My husband and I attended Jean's class back in January of this year. The class was extremely informative and Jean was brilliant to listen to. The guys working in the office are a great help too.We highly recommend that you choose The Baby Academy for your antenatal classes.
Lisa O'Brien
Lisa O.
We found Ali really good in the Galway baby first aid class. Great interaction with the group. Great demonstrations & a bubbly personality.Overall it was a great experience and we felt more confident afterwards.
Aoife Haugh
Aoife H.
I attended The Baby Academy’s one day antenatal class this month and where do I start. WOW! I literally can not recommend this place enough. First of all the fact everything was covered in one day was just so convenient for me and my husband with us both working full-time. The quality of the instructing was just unbelievable, listening and learning from a midwife who is so knowledgeable has put me at such ease. The baby first aid part was my hubby’s favourite. We now feel so prepared for the months ahead.
Louise Kennedy
Louise K.
Have had 2 antenanal classes with The Baby Academy and have gained a lot of confidence and knowledge you need so much as a first-time parents, instructors were just perfect and you do eaach class as a full day on weekend, so there is no need to do more short antenatal classes which is a huge advantage for a full time working couples.Highly recommend!
Anna N
Anna N
We travelled from Cork to attend the hypnobirthing day course and were very happy with what was delivered. I was slightly nervous it would be based on airy fairy methods and my husband was very sceptical but all the information was science and medical based. Everything Sue delivered made so much sense and she also gave us the tools to implement the techniques in a practical way. I've spent the last 6 months stressing about how I'm going to attempt our 2nd birth without an epidural and having it be a positive experience this time round, but now I'm quite confident that I can use what was given to us on the course to have a good chance of that happening.Even if someone does want a birth with an epidural etc. I would still highly recommend Sue's course as the best chance to have a calm, happy birthing experience.
Emma Conroy
Emma C.
The course was great value and really practical, covering a wide range of issues. Niamh was really clear and helpful so I’m much more confident now that if my baby needs first aid, I’ll know what to do. You also get a set of notes to look over when you get home.
Emma Hanrahan
Emma H.
Have been to two ante natal classes with Jean from the baby academy and found both fantastic. As a first time Mam it was informative & instructive but also practical. Would highly recommend & currently looking forward to the baby first aid class. Thanks to the team at baby academy.
Sarah Hennessy
Sarah H.
A huge thank you to Sue for an amazing HypnoBirthing class. The class covered everything we could possibly need to know and we feel totally prepared to bring our little one into the world now. Knowledge is definitely power and I would highly recommend the HypnoBirthing class for all parents-to-be.
Lisa Kavanagh
Lisa K.
We cannot recommend this class enough as first time parents we were completely clueless about everything. Sue presented the class in lovely way and her knowledge was incredible. We went in feeling completely unsure and intimidated by what lay ahead when it comes to giving birth. Both myself and my husband left feeling very positive and really prepared for the big day. The class Completely exceeded our expectations.
Lyndsey Harper
Lyndsey H.
My wife and I attended a baby first aid course which we found very useful. Elaine had lots of useful tips and practical advice, and answered all our questions effectively. I found having proper neonatal as well as adult CPR dummies and AEDs you could actually use very informative.Coincidentally, we also attended a 4 week hypnobirthing class in the Rotunda with Sue which was also reassuring and informative.
Simon Carroll
Simon C.

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.