Parentcraft (antenatal classes) 

Antenatal classes (sometimes called parentcraft classes) can help you to prepare for your baby’s birth and learn to look after and feed your baby. They can help you to stay healthy during pregnancy, and give you confidence and information. You can learn about the different arrangements for labour and birth, and the choices available to you. This can help you to make your own birth plan. You may also meet some of the people who will look after you during labour.

You'll be able to discuss your plans and any worries with our professionals and with other parents. Classes are also a good way to make friends with other parents who are expecting babies around the same time as you. These friendships often help parents through the first few months with a baby. Classes are usually informal and fun.

  • Antenatal class

    At UCLH we provide antenatal classes for parents that are in their first pregnancy. The class is run by our antenatal clinic midwives.

    When: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

    Time: 10am to 4pm

    Venue: Antenatal clinic, 1st floor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing

    Groups are from 8-14 parents

    You can book your class at the antenatal clinic reception after 16 weeks. Please note that it gets booked up quickly so make sure you book it as close to 16 weeks as possible.

  • Breastfeeding antenatal class

    UCLH is a UNICEF Baby Friendly reaccredited maternity unit. This means that all staff are trained to support you in making an informed decision regarding how you feed your baby. Attending the class will provide you with both the knowledge and practical skills you require.

    The breastfeeding antenatal class is delivered by our infant feeding team and is available for booking by all mothers over 34 weeks.

    When: Sundays

    Time: 10:00 or 14:00 (each session is 2.5 hours duration)

    Venue: Antenatal clinic, 1st floor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing

    You can book your class at the antenatal clinic reception or through the call centre on 020 3447 9400, followed by selecting option 1.

    We strongly advise partners and birth companions to attend.