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Antenatal and postnatal classes

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

About our classes

Our antenatal and postnatal classes aim to help couples have a positive birthing and post-childbirth experience. We also provide 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 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 class timetable

  • Saturday 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.

    Length

    One day

    Price

    £300

     

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

    This course is for couples having an elective c-section and includes c-section information for mother, caring for a newborn and feeding.

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

    Price

    £210

     

  • Hypnobirthing (From 28 weeks) icon plus

    This course offers breathing and relaxation techniques to help achieve a calm birth. It's available from 28 weeks, but can help at any stage and compliments a water birth.  

    Suitable for couples who are anxious about their baby's birth, and women who want minimal medication during the event.

    Price

    £263

     

  • One-to-one private sessions icon plus

    These sessions are an opportunity for you and your partner to discuss any part of your pregnancy with a Portland midwife.

    You can have these meetings at any stage of your pregnancy, and are available to couples who need privacy or are birthing in London but reside aboard.

    Length

    1-2 hours as required by the subject. 

    Price

    £126 for 1 hour

    £230 for 2 hours

     

  • Breastfeeding icon plus

    This course details the essential first steps to prepare for breast feeding and are available at any stage of your pregnancy.  

    The sessions course will benefit mothers wanting to breastfeed their first baby as well as experienced mothers who have had problems breastfeeding.

    Length

    1 hour 

    Price

    £95

     

  • Birth reflection icon plus

    This course is a private session with a midwife before your next birth and is for mothers who have had a previous traumatic delivery.

    Length

    1 hour 

    Price

    £95

     

  • Baby massage icon plus

    This course is for teaching parents how to massage their baby aged between 6 -12 weeks.

    Price

    £220

     

  • Baby first aid icon plus

    This course is for teaching parents of newborn babies basic first aid, and includes CPR from birth to 1 year olds. 

    Length

    2.5 hrs

    Price

    £158 for a couple

    £95 for a single

     

Antenatal Bump and Baby

Bump and baby club

The Portland Hospital work in partnership with Bump and Baby Club, a leading independent provider of antenatal classes in London, with thousands of expectant parents joining them each year.

Bump and Baby bring together local people, creating communities of like-minded parents-to-be whose babies are due around the same time.

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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