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Antenatal and Birthing Classes


Expecting your first baby and looking for more in-depth knowledge or a refresher course to learn things about labour you didn't experience first time round?  Looking to meet other parents-to-be in the area also expecting a baby? Want a complete, comprehensive antenatal course that covers ALL aspects of labour and delivery?

Our relaxed, fun antenatal and birthing classes are ideal! Based at Maidstone Birth Centre, our complete antenatal course covers everything you'll need to know about labour, childbirth and caring for your newborn.


If time is running out, getting close to your due date or work commitments make the evening classes tricky to attend, then why not choose our one day intensive weekend course instead.  All topics below will still be covered, and lunch will also be provided.  

We offer evening or weekend courses (on alternate months) ideally from 24 weeks onwards and welcome you to bring your partner, birth partner, family member or friend or feel free to come on your own- we do offer single attendance discounts- everyone is welcome.   


As we actively encourage interaction and discussion, our content may vary slightly, so it can be adapted to the needs/wants of the group.  Below is all the topics we cover as a minimum:

  • Who to call, what to take, where to go and when

  • Latent phase of labour

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage of labour

  • Positions in labour

  • Pain relief options including relaxation MP3's audios for hypnobirthing

  • Birth Plans

  • Waterbirths

  • Complications such as instrumentals and operative deliveries

  • Elective caesarean choices

  • Perineal trauma

  • All feeding options- breast, bottle and expressing

  • Care of the newborn

  • and so much more........

Course Content

Maidstone Birth Centre

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane



ME16 9QQ

Maidstone Birth Centre is a stand alone building located at the back of Maidstone Hospital site.

Please park in the main hospital car park- details will follow in your introduction email.

Refreshments will be available throughout.  Lunch is provided on the weekend courses.

Dates for our classes are as follows;




Monday 4th

Monday 11th

Monday 18th



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Saturday 20th April

09:30- 16:30


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Tuesday 7th

Tuesday 14th

Tuesday 21st



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Saturday 15th June

09:30- 16:30


We do also offer one to one, face to face, personal antenatal courses at a time convenient to you, in the comfort of your own home which covers all the topics mentioned above.  If you would like to know more about one to one lessons, please contact us using the button below and we will get straight back to you.

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