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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 with six different topics repeating on a rolling basis, plus we’ve now added some special ‘twins and more’ classes, a special class on interventions and assisted births and a hypnobirthing mini-course. 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 26 January 2021, 6.00pm
  • Class 2: Preparing for Birth Thursday 28 January 2021, 6.00pm
  • Twins and More: Labour and Birth Tuesday 2 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • Class 3: Giving Birth Tuesday 2 February 2021, 6.00pm
  • Class 4: Feeding and Sleep Thursday 4 February 2021, 6.00pm
  • Twins and More: Nurturing Your Babies Tuesday 9 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • Class 5: Life After Birth Tuesday 9 February 2021, 6.00pm
  • Class 6: Breathing and Relaxation Thursday 11 February 2021, 6.00pm
  • Class 1: Healthy Happy Pregnancy Tuesday 16 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • Class 2: Preparing for Birth Thursday 18 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • Class 3: Giving Birth Tuesday 23 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • Class 4: Feeding and Sleep Thursday 25 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • Class 5: Life After Birth Tuesday 2 March 2021, 2.00pm
  • Class 6: Breathing and Relaxation Thursday 4 March 2021, 2.00pm

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]


We also have a special hypnobirthing mini-course for pregnant women (at least 28 weeks) starting on 28 January 2021. Find out more at: https://www.betterstartbradford.org.uk/event/hypnobirthing-280121