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bump to cradle

delivered by the experts.

antenatal courses in bristol

‘Fantastic classes delivered by professionals...nothing could have prepared me better for being a new mum.
These classes are worth their weight in gold!
— Ali

Antenatal education delivered by the experts for just £295.00

  • Classes run by a whole team of antenatal + postnatal practitioners

  • Excellent local reputation for high quality teaching + content

  • competitive prices for a 5 week course - only £295 for 5 weeks

  • social event included in price

  • classes available in clifton + southville

  • comprehensive accompanying course booklet + online support

  • a modern alternative to traditional or NCT antenatal classes

At Bump to Cradle we want our parents-to-be to feel supported practically, emotionally and socially and that’s why our team of local specialists provide an alternative to the traditional antenatal course by running an expert-led, balanced and comprehensive course covering absolutely everything new parents need to know.

Meet our Team of Experts

  • Midwives

  • Paediatricians

  • Lactation + Feeding Consultants

  • Obstetricians

  • GPs

  • Women’s Health Physiotherapists

  • Maternal Mental Health Specialists

  • NICU Nurses

In brief - our course covers:

  • Understanding and managing your options in labour

  • Practical skills for taking care of your newborn

  • Coping with the physical and emotional demands of new parenthood

  • A fully organised social event


Join the new parents network

We know that feeling truly prepared is about more than just having all the facts.

A supportive, empathetic and reliable network of fellow new parents is absolutely vital in navigating the choppy waters of early parenthood.

You need to know that there’ll be someone there to listen and support you, even in the wee hours of the night, and we will do absolutely everything we can to ensure that you get the chance to bond with your new tribe of fellow local Bristol parents throughout the course and beyond.

The social stuff:

  • A relaxed and informal class environment (locally sourced refreshments laid on at every class)

  • Allocated time for partner’s to socialise

  • Fully organised whole class social event in one of the many fine local Bristol eateries

  • Complimentary John Lewis Nursery Shopping + Pamper Events for all course attendees

  • Social media + whatsapp support groups organised

  • Postnatal coffee + support workshops run by experts


Why would I choose this over NCT?

The Bump to Cradle antenatal course is delivered by a team of experts who are all professional antenatal and postnatal practitioners, in a fantastic range of fields and with a broad range of experiences to support you on your journey to new parenthood. 

Who better to prepare you for a relaxed labour where you feel truly in control than a midwife and an obstetrician?

And who better to teach you some of the practical skills of caring for your newborn than a paediatrician, a feeding consultant and a NICU nurse?

And not forgetting the mental health aspects of new parenthood - our women’s mental health specialists will guide you through what to expect and what to do to support each other.

The Bump to Cradle antenatal course is designed to ensure that you and your partner feel fully prepared, well-informed and physically and emotionally empowered before you welcome your baby into the world. 

And did we mention the fully organised social event for you and your new parent tribe included in the price? We won’t make you wait until you’ve had the babies either.

What’s new on the expert blog?

We’re busy working on some amazing new video content to help parents-to-be everywhere to get access to expert advice and guidance from the Bump to Cradle team of specialists. But in the meantime checkout the blogs for information on everything from how to exercise during pregnancy, top tips for talking to your boss about your pregnancy and how to latch your newborn.


“absolutely fantastic antenatal class…

…We had experts from obstetricians, to GPs, to sleep consultants all come in and chat to us about all of our options in a totally judgement free environment. Highly recommended for anyone who doesn't want to feel pushed to go in a certain direction but just wants all the info.” -

Sophie, Redland


Up-coming Courses + Workshops

July courses starting soon!

Our July courses will be kicking off soon, so the couples booked onto these courses will be enjoying their pre-course emails, keeping them informed about how they can be getting prepared for their antenatal course, and what they should be up to at this stage of their pregnancy to prepare for the imminent arrival…!


Why choose us?

  • Class content created and delivered by local specialists including midwives, obstetricians, GPs, mental health specialists, paediatricians, paediatric nurses, night nannies, women’s physiotherapists, women’s health + fitness experts and feeding consultants.

  • An emphasis on the social stuff to help you build your support network with like-minded folk.

  • The comprehensive BTC Course Booklet to support you throughout the course and beyond

  • The BTC tote bag filled with goodies from our partner brands + offers from fab local companies

  • Complimentary John Lewis Nursery Advice + Pamper Evenings for all

  • Two Bristol venues


Meet Dr. Mim Walsh + learn about the Bump to Cradle mission

‘This was such a fantastic course - we cannot recommend it enough.
— Laura, Clifton course attendee