antenatal online - for a better birth
and early parenting experience

Our qualified NHS midwives bring antenatal classes to your home! Find out everything you need to know about labour, birth, pain relief, relaxation & those first few weeks with your new baby. Watch our online videos, get midwife support and chat online with other parents-to-be.

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"I can't recommend Antenatal Online highly enough. It was interesting for me to watch the videos as I did a traditional class for my first baby (18 months or so ago) and am now pregnant with number two. I learnt more from 10 minutes of the 1st AO video than I did on my enti..." read moreKatherine

"The first time I saw Antenatal Online I just thought, why was this not here 12 years ago when I had my first child!  I was very ill when I was pregnant.  I had suffered a series of strokes and was in a wheelchair, which made antenatal trips a chore.  I just..." read moreSally

"Feels like a one-to-one class, very personal. It was useful to be able to watch the videos at my own pace and at times that were convenient to me."Naomi

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  • Ouch! is it possible to avoid tearing in labour?Posted on October 12, 2016 by Antenatal Online When I was 12 I silently vowed that I would NEVER have children following a particularly shocking childbirth video shown to us in Religious Education. My concern was that having a baby would in fact split my difference and I couldn't be having that. I fainted in the middle of the class. Humiliation ensued. As an adult this fear of tearing and what it would feel like stayed with me until one day I found I was pregnant - eek. Read More
  • Have I got news for you?Posted on July 13, 2016 by Antenatal Online Walking home from school yesterday I was surprised to learn that a friend doesn't allow her 8 year old girls to watch TV during the week, apart from the news while they eat their breakfast. Now I applaud the fact that TV is limited and I am impressed that they are expanding their horizons over their Cocopops while my two sit transfixed, slack jawed, by various kinds of crap... Read More
  • 8 things I know about breastfeedingPosted on June 21, 2016 by Antenatal Online Breastfeeding is an emotive subject and a difficult journey for many. For some of those who want to breastfeed but fall along the wayside, the stress and guilt can be immense. It is true that parenting can be stressful and guilt inducing full stop. Will my child ever realise he has a bed in his own room? Is it acceptable to feed him peanut butter sandwiches twice a day every day for 3 years? Read More
  • Happy Father's DayPosted on June 19, 2016 by Antenatal Online It is true to say that my beloved husband sometimes drives me crazy. He is incapable of spotting crumbs, he seems to feel that we have a self-cleaning bathroom and he mistakenly believes that our bedroom floor is some kind of wardrobe. Our 92 year old neighbour can often be found teetering down the drive, heaving our overflowing dustbins behind her as he has forgotten that this is the one household task that he does manage with (some) regularity. Read More
  • Dear Mummies: Mind your Own Business!Posted on May 13, 2016 by Antenatal Online My little boy who turns 4 in July appears to be going to school in September and I am not particularly happy about it. Many people look at me pityingly when I say this. I think they believe that I cannot bear to let him go, that I will be sitting here on the first day of term, staring at his abandoned trains and sobbing into his paw patrol T-shirt. Read More