Antenatal Classes

One Day Weekend Antenatal Classes for First Time Parents & Midweek Morning Refresher Classes for Second Time Parents
Full Day ClassesRefresher Classes

The Irish Academy of Antenatal Education

Our expert led evidence based one day antenatal classes will empower parents to take ownership of their birthing experience and make choices that are right for them. Our commitment to antenatal education is based on the belief that empowering parents through up to date information & education is the most powerful support that can be given to parents at this precious time of their lives.

We have developed a unique package of education incorporating the key principles of Active Birth, Preparation for Birth, Relaxation, Breathing & Massage, Protecting the Birth Environment & Keeping Birth Undisturbed, Practical Parenting & Infant feeding.

Our classes are designed to cater for all parents irrespective of what kind of birth they are preparing for and their choices around parenting.

Our Parenting Module will include a session on attachment & bonding, relationship building, stimulating environments & Infant Mental Health which aims to promote healthy, holistic, & optimal development of newborns & children.

Our comprehensive package of antenatal education facilitated over one day is ideally suited to parents between 28-36 weeks of pregnancy. Our refresher class is designed for experienced and takes place on weekday mornings.

One-Day Antenatal Classes

Beautiful Training Location

Course Information & Content

Expert Professional Midwife Facilitators

The Irish Academy of Antenatal Education’s co-founders, Fidelma and Megan, have over two decades of midwifery experience between them working in one of Ireland’s largest maternity hospitals.

We are firmly committed to providing the highest standards of antenatal education and support to you and your birthing partner. This will prepare you both for your birthing experience and parental journey. Our commitment to antenatal education is based on the belief that empowering parents through up to date, evidence-based information and education is the most powerful support that can be given to parents at this precious time of their lives.

The education we provide will give parents the tools to take ownership of their birthing experience,and assist you in making informed decisions while working in partnership with your caregivers.

“The foundations for virtually every aspect of human development -physical, intellectual and emotional- are laid in early childhood. What happens during those early years, starting in the womb, has life-long effects”

(Marmot)

Beautiful & Comfortable Surroundings

All classes are held in the glorious setting of Celbridge Manor Hotel, Co.Kildare. This beautiful period hotel allows parents space to relax and space to feel at home and to enjoy their class in a comfortable room. 

The hotel is very accessible by car and public transport and is situated just 30 minutes drive from Dublin. There is ample free parking at the venue.

Part of our ethos is that we want participants to feel relaxed, safe and comfortable during the course. This is why we have selected such a beautiful hotel to host our one-day antenatal classes. We are sure that you will love your surroundings.

Download The Irish Academy Of Antenatal Education Leaflet

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COURSE BOOKINGS

Reserve your place on either our one-day course or half-day refresher course

COURSE TRAINERS

Expert Facilitators, Professional Midwives, Birth Educators & Lactation/Breastfeeding Consultant

COURSE OVERVIEW

Information on what is covered during the course and what you and your partner should bring