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bump to cradle

delivered by the experts.

antenatal courses in bristol


Antenatal Education delivered by the experts.

At Bump to Cradle we understand that antenatal education is about feeling prepared for your new arrival in every sense.

We want our parents-to-be to feel supported practically and emotionally 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.

We have three venues in Bristol - in Clifton, Southville and Bishopston and our complimentary Nursery Advice Evenings and mum-to-be Pamper Evenings are hosted at John Lewis, Cribs Causeway.

Our team of experts who will run the classes include:

  • midwives

  • paediatricians

  • lactation + feeding consultants

  • obstetricians

  • anaesthetists

  • GPs

  • night nannies

  • women’s physiotherapists

  • maternal mental health specialists

  • postnatal personal trainers

In brief, our course covers:

  • Detailed specialist advice and guidance on improving self-care in pregnancy and new parenthood

  • Understanding your options in labour

  • Practical skills for taking care of your newborn

  • Coping with the emotional demands of new parenthood

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 reunion 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 choose us?

  • Classes created + run 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

  • Postnatal reunion included in price

  • 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

  • 3 Bristol venues

  • 10+ hours of expert antenatal education delivered by experts


Upcoming courses + workshops


This week on the expert blog: Top 5 tips on Breastfeeding

This week on the blog we have some top feeding tips from guest blogger and resident feeding and lactation consultant, Liz Brierley.

And if you’re looking for a little more hands on support then don’t forget to book a spot on the BTC Feeding Workshop, run by Liz, which is taking place on Saturday 18th May and is now available for just £10!

Take a look around The Expert Blog for insights from our team of antenatal and postnatal specialists. Get advice, support and more information about the Bump to Cradle mission to bring expert antenatal education to parents-to-be in Bristol.


“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


courses + workshops

expert-led antenatal course in bristol

Pay just £295 for an expert antenatal education.

Feel confident and supported with comprehensive and balanced antenatal classes delivered by local specialists in three Bristol locations.


meet Dr. mim walsh + hear about the bump to cradle mission

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