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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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 Class
Sign up for a free  class and celebrate your pregnancy with others at a similar stage to you.
Full Antenatal Course
Comprehensive course covering all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
Private 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.
Hypnobirthing Classes
Bolt on simple but specific techniques for an enriched and positive birth experience
Refresher Classes
Refresh your knowledge, recognise the challenges you may have faced previously and consider the impact of introducing a new baby to the family.
Postnatal Social
After your baby is born, get together with other new parents and babies
Based on 67 reviews
Franziska Lohstroh
Franziska Lohstroh
We have competed the Sprowston class. I can only recommend this course to all parents to be in and around Norwich! Sian is so passionate about her job and super knowledgeable. The course has also been great for networking with other parents to be. We have just attended the reunion with all the babies today and it was brilliant! Worth every penny
Demelza Dunwoody
Demelza Dunwoody
We booked our antenatal classes very much unsure of what to expect but were so glad we booked with Sian and About Birth and Babies. Classes were well structured, incredibly informative and really enjoyable. We learnt so much and were provided with so much helpful information that we felt much more confident with the upcoming birth of our son, as well as the time following birth. It was a huge confidence booster for us both to know what to expect and also what we could request/what our options were. It meant that, when we headed to hospital, we knew we could take our time and make informed decisions because of the information Sian had provided us with. Sian has offered so much support and guidance to us and our entire class from the first session and we are incredibly grateful for that. Our only negative is that it can’t continue for the next 18 years! We would highly recommend booking antenatal classes with About Birth and Babies - thank you, Sian, for all your help!
Justine Guy
Justine Guy
We attended Sian’s antenatal course in September and found it very informative, insightful and left feeling much more prepared, we learnt so much! Sian is full of fantastic expertise and her experience shines through. She has gone above and beyond what we anticipated from course by offering advice way after completing the course. We highly recommend completing this course, it’s a must for new parents and excellent value for money. Thanks again Sian! X
T Sailing
T Sailing
We did the group in Cringleford with Lauren and it was great! She's bloody lovely and everyone else who attended were all friendly. Full of useful tips and information, thoroughly recommend! thank you!
Sian was awesome, very thorough, caring and reassuring!! Would highly recommend to anyone with or without baby and birthing experience! Worth every penny and then some!!!
Crystal Andrews
Crystal Andrews
Sian has been hugely helpful and informative and really keen to answer any questions that we have had, which helped to prepare us for the birth and beyond. We really enjoyed the classes and would definitely recommend them to others. Looking forward to our reunion with Sian and the other parents next year!
Rhiannon Bush
Rhiannon Bush
This course was amazing! There was a good mixture of practical activities, discussions, information sharing as well as socialising time with other parents to be. Both my partner and I finished the course feeling confident and well informed about birth and beyond. I cannot thank Sian enough for her continued advice and guidance well after the course had finished. She has a wealth of knowledge and will always point you in the right direction for help and support when needed.
catarina matos
catarina matos
The classes were informative and with a spaces for discussion and unpacking of some topics while getting to know the other parents. Ann was lovely, friendly and facilitated the lessons beautifully so we could leave with the information we needed without feeling overwhelmed. I highly recommend them
Demi King
Demi King
I have spent the last 2 weeks being lucky enough to sit in some antenatal classes run by Sian and have felt I have come away with SO much extra knowledge regarding birth, labour and what is expected postpartum. As I hope to study midwifery next year at university, I contacted Sian regarding some work experience and she was kind enough to let me observe her sessions. She is a wonderful teacher with so much knowledge, the classes were relaxed with a mix of sitting down and interactive activities meaning everyone could get involved! I know that a lot of expecting parents can feel overwhelmed with the thought of birth but Sian made everyone feel at ease as she explained each and every aspect in great detail, especially with what’s expected to happen if birthing at NNUH. As I hope to study at UEA, it was amazing to get an insight of what is to come and more so for parents to understand the layout better for when the time comes! I sincerely recommended expecting parents to attend about birth and babies classes if they feel they wish for that extra bit of knowledge and to have any burning questions answered 🙂
Tim Main
Tim Main
Informative and fun sessions led by a friendly knowledgeable facilitator and a great chance to meet other expectant parents. I'd definitely recommend Ann's classes.

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07949 845441


18 Keswick Road, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 6UG

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07949 845 441

18 Keswick Road, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 6UG

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