Antenatal classes and dads
Why should I go to antenatal classes with my partner?
Lots of men like to be as involved as possible with their baby from the very beginning, as well as wanting to learn how to help their partner at the birth.
Antenatal classes will help you find out how you can both prepare for the birth and what to expect during labour. You'll learn how to help your partner with their breathing and may be shown massage techniques to help her stay calm and relaxed on the big day. Classes also help you get ready for life with your new baby and prepare you for how to look after them. And of course, they offer the perfect chance to chat and make friends with other dads – after all, they’ll have similar questions and concerns as you, and could offer an understanding ear before and after the birth.
Choosing the right antenatal class
You can either attend the free classes run by the hospital or you can choose take private classes. It’s really up to you. It’s probably best to check with the hospital to see what your options are, then do a bit of research online and decide which classes suit you best.
Any more questions?
Our specialist baby advisors and experienced mums are here to talk and ready to help whenever you need them. You can call us or reach us on Live Chat 8am-8pm Monday-Friday.