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Bristol: Bedminster

We run a programme of seven antenatal courses each year in Bedminster, you can find all the dates below. Ideally you will be between 28-32 weeks pregnant at the start of your antenatal class, so there is some flexibility on which course is best for you.

Birth partners play an important role in supporting you at all stages in your journey to becoming a parent – we therefore advise that your birth partner attends antenatal classes with you, whether it’s the Dad, a relative or friend. Our course fee includes your birth partner, there are no extra costs.

Course Leader

Charli teaches our antenatal classes in Bedminster. Her professional experience is a great resource for you, both within your antenatal classes, and in the extra support she offers you in this exciting journey into parenthood. Whether via the class Facebook group – or private chats, if you have more personal questions, even between sessions.

Charli Rees

Photo of Charli Rees, course leader, New Life Classes, Bedminster antenatal classes

Charli qualified as a midwife in 2015 and works at St.Michaels Hopsital as a rotational midwife. This means she works in a variety of settings – Central Delivery Suite, Induction of Labour Suite, Day Assessment Unit, Antenatal Clinic, Midwife Led Unit and the Antenatal and Postnatal Ward.

” I feel privileged that my job enables me to support women and their families during such an important and transitional time in their lives; I make it a priority to provide a relaxed, safe and positive experience whatever the setting.”

She believes that birth and parenting education during the antenatal period is integral for parents to make informed choices, and this enables them to be actively involved in their care and as prepared as they can be.

Venue for Bedminster antenatal classes

Photo of Hungry Caterpillar Play Café, Bedminster antenatal classes venue
Hungry Caterpillar Play Café
Cannon Street
Bedminster, Bristol
BS3 1BN

There is free parking on the surrounding residential streets, after 6pm on weekdays and on Saturdays – please check the relevant signs to be sure your parking is free.

Antenatal class programme

Our course programme consists of six teaching sessions across a five-week period. Plus, a reunion after all the babies arrive. The course costs £249.

  • Session one: Understanding your third trimester
  • Session two: Labour – all your questions answered
  • Session three: Planning for the unexpected
  • Session four: Feeding your baby
  • Session five: Life changes with a baby!
  • Session six: Caring for your newborn
  • Session seven: Reunion

To find out more about the content of each session, please click here. Check out what our customers have to say about the classes on our testimonials page.

Upcoming Bedminster antenatal classes

September – October due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 18th July
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 22nd July (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 25th July
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 1st August
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 8th August
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 15th August

November – December due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 5th September
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 9th September (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 12th September
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 19th September
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 26th September
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 3rd October

January – February 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 24th October
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 28th October (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 31st October
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 7th November
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 14th November
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 21st November