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Virtual antenatal classes

Helping you through pregnancy and beyond

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Better Start Bradford is providing free virtual antenatal classes for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district.

Led by midwives and experienced practitioners, the classes cover topics such as staying physically and mentally well during pregnancy, coping with labour and birth, safe sleep and bonding, as well as providing up-to-date information from the maternity service in Bradford and what differences to expect during COVID-19.

The classes are delivered via Zoom and last for around an hour each. They are a friendly and safe space to discuss aspects of pregnancy, birth and beyond, with lots of opportunities to ask questions. To find out more, please read our frequently asked questions.


Dates, times and how to book

Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2.00pm with six different topics repeating on a rolling basis, plus we’ve now added some special ‘twins and more’ classes. You don’t have to attend all the classes – you can book as many or few as you like. We’d love birth partners to come to the sessions too:

  • Class 1: Healthy Happy Pregnancy Tuesday 22 September 2020, 2.00pm
  • Class 2: Preparing for Birth Thursday 24 September 2020, 2.00pm
  • Class 3: Giving Birth Tuesday 29 September 2020, 2.00pm
  • Class 4: Feeding and Sleep Thursday 1 October 2020, 2.00pm
  • Class 5: Life After Birth Tuesday 6 October 2020, 2.00pm
  • Class 6: Breathing and Relaxation Thursday 8 October 2020, 2.00pm

  • Twins and More: Labour and Birth Thursday 1 October 2020, 4.30pm
  • Twins and More: Nurturing Your Babies Thursday 8 October 2020, 4.30pm

To request a place, please e-mail your name, the first part of your postcode and the specific class/classes you would like to attend to: [email protected]