Q: When should I attend an antenatal course?
A: We recommend starting your course when you are between 28-32 weeks pregnant. Please drop us a line through the contact page if you can’t find a course with the right dates for you and we will do what we can to help and advise.
Q: Do you run a course near where i live?
A: We run courses in Bristol in Redland (at Snapdragon’s Nursery), Southville (at St. Paul’s Church) and Bishopston (at the Quaker’s House). But we have more courses in the pipeline so keep posted and please do let us know if you think we should start a venue near you!
Q: What should I wear to the classes?
A: A lot of people come straight from work for our evening classes - but there’s no need to wear anything specific - something in which you are comfortable to be seated for a while (but have space to eat biscuits) would be our suggestion.
Q: I won’t have time for dinner!
A: Apologies that we can’t provide a more substantial dinner for you at every class. But we do our best in terms of tea, coffee and a selection of nibbles and biscuits. But please don’t be shy about bringing food along for yourselves though - we have seen it all - including partners with wine in flasks!
Q: I’m a bit squeamish - will the course be too much for me?
A: Although we certainly don’t shy away from talking about pregnancy, birth and new motherhood honestly and in a good amount of detail, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our classes aren’t overly medicalised and are palatable even for the squeamish. Of course if you think we need to tone it down further or you’d like us to bear your specific worries in mind then please let us know.
Q: Do I have to attend the John Lewis evening events?
A: Of course not! They are a complimentary extra, provided by our friends at John Lewis - and we think they’re a fab way to do a bit of extra socialising with your new mum-friends as well as get some top notch advice (and freebies!) but you certainly do not have to come along. There’s space to let us know on the booking form whether you would like to attend.