Antenatal classes

'Bump And Beyond ... '

Parenthood education is offered to women and their birth partners who are having their first baby. Our first recommendation is for you to join the ‘Your Bump And Beyond’ sessions that are held at local Children’s Centres. This is a five-week course that has to be booked through the centre itself. If you are unable to attend, we also offer our one-day workshops at Hillingdon Hospital.

Click here for 'Your Bump and Beyond' information and contacts

Hillingdon Maternity parent education classes

A dedicated team of midwives has designed new, interactive and inspiring sessions for all interested expectant mothers, partners and birth partners.

The courses are designed to address the needs of expectant parents, increase understanding and enjoyment of the pregnancy journey and prepare you to welcome your new baby into this world.

The class will be in groups of 16 mothers-to-be and their birth partners. For a handy guide to our classes, please click here (pdf, 204KB).

Where? Antenatal Clinic, Ground Floor, Maternity Unit
When? Every second Saturday, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Aim  To help make your journey through pregnancy healthy, safe and enjoyable, and to build confidence and self-belief in birthing and parenting
Topics: Changes and challenges in pregnancy, baby’s development, relaxation, labour explained, coping strategies, tour of the facilities, at home with your baby, infant feeding and more.

'Welcoming our baby' private classes

£150 for block of four sessions
These classes will be held when you are about 28 weeks pregnant or later. This course of four classes will cover pregnancy, labour and birth, feeding and newborn care. You will learn how the whole experience can be a normal, natural and healthy process, and also how it can impact on couples physically, emotionally and socially. With our course we aim to support you and your partner to build confidence, increase understanding and explore your individual needs.

The course takes place in the classroom on the first floor of the Maternity Unit at Hillingdon Hospital. The course fee is £150, payable in cash to the facilitator at the first session.

Please book a place by contacting us on thh.welcomingourbaby@nhs.net

Starting dates for 2019

Please note you will need to attend on the following three Wednesdays or Saturdays after your start date.
  • January: Saturday 5, 12, 19, 26 from 2-5pm
  • February: Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6-9pm
  • March: Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 from 2-5pm
  • April: Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5-9pm
  • May: Saturday 4, 11, 18, 25 from 2-5pm
  • June: Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 25 from 6-9
  • July: Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27 from 2-5pm
  • August: Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6-9, also Saturday 31, 2-5pm
  • September: Saturday 14, 21, 28 from 2-5pm
  • October: Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6-9pm
  • November: Saturday 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2-5pm
  • December: Starts Wednesday 27 November, from 6-9pm, then December 4, 11, 18 from 6-9pm


Mother and father with newborn