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Bristol: Clifton

We run a programme of six antenatal courses each year in Clifton, which are organised by due dates – scroll down to find the classes which give you the opportunity to meet other first-time parents whose babies are due around the same time as 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 the course with you, whether it’s the Dad, a relative or friend. Our course fee includes your birth partner, there are no extra costs.

Course Leaders 

Sophie is the course leader for our Clifton antenatal classes. Her extensive 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.

Sophie Nicolson-Lailey

Photo of Sophie Nicolson-Lailey, Course leader, Clifton antenatal classes, Bristol

Sophie is an experienced Midwife who qualified in 2003. During her midwifery career she has travelled extensively, including spending 2 years working in Australia.
Since becoming a Mum in 2014, she works part-time at Southmead hospital as a rotational Midwife. She fully understands the importance for new parents to be supported, educated and empowered during this extremely exciting and emotional time.

“Seeing the transition from couple to new family has to be one of the most amazing and wondrous experiences to be part of. It truly is the best part of the job”

Venue for Clifton antenatal classes

Photo of Alma Church, New Life Antenatal Class, Clifton


Alma Church
29 Alma Vale Road
Clifton, Bristol

Free car park available.


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.

Dates for Clifton 2018 antenatal classes

May – June 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 1st March
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 3rd March (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 8th March
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 15th March
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 22nd March
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 29th March

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July – August 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 3rd May
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 5th May (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 10th May
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 17th May
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 24th May
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 31st May

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September – October 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 5th July
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 7th July (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 12th July
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 19th July
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 26th July
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 2nd August

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November – December 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 30th August
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 1st September (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 6th September
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 13th September
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 20th September
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 27th September

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January – February 2019 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 25th October
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 27th October (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 1st November
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 8th November
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 15th November
19.00 – 21.00, Thursday, 22nd November

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