antenatal courses to fully prepare you

for birth and early parenthood


Would you like to feel more confident and prepared for birth and caring for a newborn baby?

I’m Sian and together with Ann and Lauren, we’re a team of professionally trained and experienced teachers offering private group or one-to-one antenatal classes across Norfolk and North Suffolk. We’ll provide you with evidence-based information together with specific tools, strategies and tailored local knowledge so you feel more confident and empowered to trust your instincts in order to make the best choices for you and your baby.

Our classes are fun and interactive so through listening, practice and discussion with your teacher and others on your course, you’ll have your questions answered and learn what you really need to know about birth and early parenting, including caring for a newborn baby and feeding. We’ll introduce you to others expecting a baby at a similar time and be on hand for support or general reassurance until your baby is a few months old.

We’ve supported thousands of expectant parents on their pathway to parenting and it would be an honour to be by your side on every step of your journey.


This is birth and parenting preparation with About Birth and Babies – your local leading provider of private antenatal and hypnobirthing classes in Norfolk and winner of ‘Best Antenatal Course’ two years running.

Even if you’re surrounded by family and friends who have children, we know you will want to feel informed, prepared and confident during your own pregnancy, birth and first few months with your newborn baby. You’re probably feeling super excited knowing you have a baby on the way, but also a little bit nervous?

All you need is a local expert who can answer your questions, tell you what you really need to know, support you to make informed decisions and put your mind at ease as you transition into the wonderful world of parenthood.

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Have your questions answered and learn from your local experts
Comprehensive birth and parenting preparation courses

Welcome to Norfolk’s Antenatal Hub!

About Birth and Babies expert antenatal teachers are specially trained and experienced to give you all the knowledge, confidence, strategies and skills you need to have a calm and positive birth experience no matter how your baby is born. We want you to feel fully prepared and empowered to ask questions and trust your instincts to make decisions for you and your baby.

Hundreds of expectant parents join us each year on our award-winning group antenatal courses. We bring together local pregnant women and birth partners, creating supportive communities of like-minded parents-to-be whose babies are due around the same time.

We also offer private one-to-one antenatal classes for expectant parents who don’t like the idea of learning in a group setting, whose lifestyles don’t align with course dates or who have more individual needs.

Be sure to book your antenatal course early for the best availability.

Group antenatal, hypnobirthing and refresher courses
Carefully selected venues for ease of access, comfort and facilities
Answers to questions
that we get
asked frequently

Meet The Teachers

Professional, Independent Antenatal Teachers

We’re Sian Verney, Ann Roberts and Lauren Birch; your local experts in antenatal education – providing all the information and reassurance you need and who would love to support you along your journey to parenthood. Read what other expectant parents have said about us below. We think you’ll be convinced!

Early Pregnancy
Sign up for a free 
class and celebrate your
pregnancy with others at a
similar stage to you.
Full Antenatal
course covering all
aspects of pregnancy, birth
and early parenthood.
One to One
For those who would
prefer not to be in a
group or where lifestyles
mean it would be difficult to attend a course.
Bolt on simple but
specific techniques
for an enriched and
positive birth experience
Refresh your knowledge, recognise
the challenges you may have faced
previously and consider the impact of
introducing a new baby to the family.
After your baby is
born, get together with
other new parents
and babies
Based on 89 reviews
Harpreet Mandair
Harpreet Mandair
100% recommend for any parents who have plenty of questions and want to be as prepared as possible. We both learnt a lot about pain management options during labour as well as the important roll your birthing partner plays. My husband definitely felt more confident and prepared about what was to come and so did I. Met some lovely people who were due around the same time as us. So glad we made the decision to attend these antenatal classes.
Catherine Fitchew
Catherine Fitchew
Sian is so knowledgeable. We learnt so much during our antenatal classes and really enjoyed every minute. We would highly recommend About birth and babies antenatal classes. Thank-you Sian! X
Just finished the Full Antenatal Class with Sian. Found it so helpful and learnt loads about pregnancy, labour and baby care. Sian is excellent and incredibly knowledgeable. Was a great chance to meet other parents too. Would recommend this class to any new parent as we are feeling so much more prepared and confident now!
Sally Passmore
Sally Passmore
Incredible course, we learnt so much!
Beth Moore
Beth Moore
Sian was amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and delivered fun and interactive sessions Would highly recommend
Mina Khezrian
Mina Khezrian
Great classes for learning a lot of very useful information and tips about labor, breastfeeding and taking care of a newborn baby! both Sian and Lauren are very experienced instructors and the sessions are very engaging.
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My wife and I have learned so much with Sian. Truly supportive experience that taught us what we need for a positive and mindful childbirth. Thanks so much. Highly recommended. D&K.
Rosie Winn
Rosie Winn
My partner and I attended Sian’s antenatal class. The course covered a lot of content including preparing for the birth, pain management, feeding & changing nappies and a lot of advice on what to buy and pack. There was a good mix of theory and practical exercises, and the group discussions allowed us to get to know the other couples on the course. We have come away feeling a lot more confident and aware of what life with a newborn will be like!
Rachael Davey
Rachael Davey
Sian’s course content and also continuation of support since via WhatsApp, especially during a challenging labour, has been invaluable and provided great comfort to myself and my partner. Sian goes above and beyond what I would have expected at the time of initial booking so I am very pleased we chose about birth and babies.

We're With You On Your Birthing Journey

Contact Your Local Antenatal Experts

We look forward to supporting you on your pathway to parenting

Call US

07949 845441


18 Keswick Road, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 6UG

Contact Us

07949 845 441

18 Keswick Road, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 6UG

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