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Antenatal and postnatal classes

We offer a range of classes including hypnobirthing, caesarean delivery preparation and advice on caring for your baby

About our maternity classes

Our antenatal and postnatal classes aim to help couples have a positive birthing and post-childbirth experience. We also offer exercise classes to help prepare your body for childbirth and to maintain general fitness post-birth. Both one-to-one and group sessions are available.

All of our classes run continually throughout the year and can be arranged to suit your due date and personal commitments. 

You can book to attend our classes regardless of whether you are having your baby with us or at another hospital.

Antenatal and postnatal classes 

  • Saturday antenatal workshop (From 32 weeks) icon plus

    This is a condensed and informative workshop for those preparing for birth and caring for newborn babies, and includes information on breastfeeding.

    This workshop will suit couples who are busy or living in London for the birth of their baby. This compliments community classes.

    The morning session will include preparing for labour and birth.  The afternoon session covers postnatal care, breastfeeding and early days with a newborn.

    Length

    10 am to 4pm

    Price

    £300

     

  • C-section preparation (From 34 weeks) icon plus

    Preparing for a c-section birth and postnatal recovery, breastfeeding and newborn baby care.

    Couples or individuals who are planning a c-section birth.

    The class can be given for an individual or as part of a small group.

    Price

    £210

     

  • One-to-one private sessions icon plus

    Individualised session to prepare you for the birth of your baby or caring for your newborn. You will discuss your needs prior to the session.  

    You can have these meetings at any stage of your pregnancy. 1:1 sessions are available to couples who need privacy or birthing in London but reside abroad.

    Length

    2 hours session

    Price

    £230 for 2 hours

     

  • Hypnobirthing icon plus

    You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques of hypnobirthing to help achieve a calm and natural birth. 

    Will suit couples who want a calm and natural birth with minimal medications or interventions.  Also for couples who are anxious during pregnancy.

    Length

    3 hours

    Price

    £263

  • Baby first aid classes icon plus

    How to deal with choking and infant CPR.  Basic first aid, including how to identify a sick child and where to seek help. Suitable for couples and individuals expecting their first baby and all parents of newborns.

    Length

    2 hours

    Price

    £158 for a couple

    £95 for a single

     

  • Birth and Beyond (from 32 weeks) icon plus

    Comprehensive antenatal and early parenting information. Includes breastfeeding. It will suit first-time parents who want to have deeper knowledge and prefer a slower pace to formulate questions about their birth and parenting.

    Length

    4 x 2 hour sessions (4 weeks duration)

    Price

    £460
  • Postnatal care of the newborn (from 32 weeks) icon plus

    An introduction to breastfeeding and caring for a newborn.

    Length

    2 hours

    Price

    £95

     

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Portland Hospital

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

Reserve a space at one of our classes

To book an antenatal or postnatal class at The Portland please email us at info.portland@hcahealthcare.co.uk   

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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