Is the class live?
Yes. The class is live and takes place on our tailored online platform 👩🏫
So I can ask questions?
Correct. The class is NOT a pre-recorded class. Attendees have the ability to ask questions and this best replicates a real-life class 💁♀️
What time is the class?
The class is 9.30am – 4.30pm. We take a break after each 90 minutes or so, for a cuppa and leg stretch, as well as a lunch break 🤰
Can we ask about pregnancy and COVID-19?
Absolutely. We understand that this is an anxious time for everyone, not least pregnant women and partners. You will have the ability to ask any questions you may have regarding your pregnancy and Covid-19 👍
Can I watch the class back?
Yes. You will receive a recording of the class, which you can re-watch, pause and rewind as you like for 6 months 💻
Do we get the class notes?
Yes. You will receive a copy of the day’s notes, which you can refer back to on your phone, laptop or desktop at anytime. You will also receive access to our resource page, where you can access a host of practical videos and other valuable content for 1st time parents📱
I am worried that hospital tours are cancelled
You will receive access to a virtual tour of a delivery suite, as we understand hospital tours are currently cancelled 🏩
Do I require any special technology to do the online class?
All you require is a standard laptop or PC and internet connection 🖥
Where is the online class held?
We have developed a bespoke online platform that brings our Antenatal Class to you live, with multiple functionalities to ensure you receive Antenatal Education as if you were there in person. We could have pre-recorded the class or brought it to you on Zoom or Skype, however, we are committed to delivering you the best Antenatal Education 🎥
Who are the instructors?
Great education all start with one thing: great teaching. Our classes are delivered by the most well-loved and passionate Midwife antenatal instructors. Our team of midwives are leading experts in their field and ensure you leave our online class armed with the knowledge you need to make your own decisions for you and your baby. All our Midwives are fully qualified and practicing, ensuring you get the most up-to-date and evidence-based information for you and your baby 👩⚕️
Should my partner watch the class with me?
Absolutely. We recommend that both mother and partner watch the class together. This is a great way for the partner to feel more connected to the pregnancy, especially as they’re not the one physically carrying your little baby. As well as preparing you for the journey from bump to baby, the online antenatal class can help your partner know what to expect. They give your partner a better idea of what is going to happen to you during delivery and of complications that could arise. This can help them to stay calmer as you give birth, so they are better able to truly be there for you when you need it most 💁🏽♂️
What is an Antenatal Class?
Antenatal classes are designed to help you and your partner to prepare for labour, birth and early parenthood. The majority of antenatal classes will focus mostly on labour and birth, with others guiding you through late pregnancy, and on what life with a newborn baby may be like. At The Baby Academy, we ensure to cover both. In addition, we believe that Baby First Aid is one of the most important things you can learn as an expectant parent, so unlike many other antenatal classes we’ve included it as part of the class at no extra cost.We understand that going to a class to learn about parenthood can seem very outdated. There’s plenty of information available on the internet, and you’re surrounded by family and friends who are offering you advice (sometimes whether you’re asking for it or not!). However, all those different sources don’t necessarily agree, and they tend to be shaded by people’s personal opinions. Our course is designed to provide you with most of the up-to-date information you need, as well as the different options you have for each aspect of your pregnancy and birth. We ensure parents feel relaxed and are prepared for the life-changing journey ahead 👶