Antenatal classes are a great opportunity for you and your partner to prepare for the birth of your baby. They also allow you to meet other parents, ask questions, share experiences and make new friends.
Most classes start about 10 weeks before your baby is due and cover a range of topics such as
What happens during labour and birth including options for pain relief in labour
Your health during and after pregnancy
Feeding and caring for your baby
Antenatal classes provide an opportunity for you and your partner to speak to a midwife about any worries or concerns you may have. They can also provide advice and information to help you develop your own birth plan.