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Bristol: Clifton

We run a programme of seven antenatal courses each year in Clifton, 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 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 coming soon!