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

"Antenatal Online has proved to be an absolute godsend for me. I live in a place where antenatal classes are non-existent and so I was overjoyed when I found out that there was such a thing as classes online as well as support from midwives through the site. Even if antena..." read moreAlice

"...My partner also found the videos interesting. He will be a first time dad and despite claiming he doesn't want to know what goes on in the delivery room actually found it very helpful. The videos have certainly encouraged me to believe in my body and it's ability to..." read moreParent Panel

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  • Three Things You Need to Know About Weaning in a Low Sugar FamilyPosted on June 15, 2017 by Antenatal Online At the start of 2015, my husband and I decided to give the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program a try. After reading Sarah Wilson's book, I felt that it couldn't hurt to attempt the detox, and experiment with the idea of giving up sugar. 8 weeks later, I felt amazing. Read More
  • Let's not talk about sexPosted on February 23, 2017 by Antenatal Online My parents did not mention either a bird or a bee to me. They decided to stay quiet on the issue of periods, puberty and the like, but this was the North in the 70's. I'm sure I wasn't alone in my ignorance. Everything I knew about sex was gleaned from reading a Judy Blume book. It was a confusing time. But then growing up is confusing generally. My husband still guffaws at his dad's birds and bees chat but at least he got one... Read More
  • Top Tips for a Great LabourPosted on December 28, 2016 by Antenatal Online Pregnancy is an exciting time but even if you are overjoyed about your impending new arrival there may still be that niggling worry at the back of your mind about how you will cope with labour when the baby decides to make its exit. Read More
  • 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