access online antenatal classes

All local maternity units offer antenatal education classes. These are free-of-charge and are run by midwives. They cover various topics including labour and birth, pain relief and infant feeding, and are a great opportunity to find out more, ask any questions and meet some other parents from your area. The classes are usually held at children’s centres and libraries. Your midwife can give you more information on the specific classes available in your area.

You may also find these videos useful, which cover prenatal and postnatal topics.

Follow these instructions to book a class in your area:

Location How to book
Bournemouth Email us after your 12-14 week scan with the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Due date
  • Contact telephone number
  • Hospital number
  • GP surgery
Poole Call 0300 0192319 (08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday, or leave a message with your name and contact number)
Dorchester Visit our Eventbrite page to book onto our Birth & Beyond sessions. Both evening and weekend sessions available to book. Women should be 28 weeks pregnant or over when coming to sessions.

Class places are strictly limited, so please try to book as soon as possible to ensure that we can fit you in. Partners are welcome to attend. If you can’t attend any of the sessions you have booked, please let us know so that we can give your place to someone on the waiting list.