Bristol: Downend

We run a programme of six antenatal courses each year in Downend, 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

Photo of Violet Unicano, course leader, New Life Classes, antenatal classes in Downend

Violet is the course leader for our Downend antenatal classes. 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.

“We really enjoyed the course and Violet was an excellent tutor! We feel much more prepared from the course.” Felicity & Jonathan B.

Venue for Downend antenatal classes

photo of Downend Folk House, New Life Classes

Downend Folk House Association
Lincombe Barn
Overndale Road
Downend
Bristol
BS16 2RW

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.

“We have learned so much valuable information and it’s great to know that it’s coming from an experienced professional.” Georgia & Dave

Upcoming Downend antenatal classes

March – April 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 3rd January
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 6th January  (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 10th January
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 17th January
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 24th January
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 31st January

May – June 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 28th February
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 3rd March  (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 7th March
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 14th March
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 21st March
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 28th March

 July – August 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 25th April
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 28th April (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 2nd May
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 9th May
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 16th May
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 23rd May

 September – October 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 20th June
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 23rd june (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 27th June
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 4th July
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 11th July
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 18th July

 November – December 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 22nd August
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 25th August (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 29th August
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 5th September
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 12th September
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 19th September

January – February 2019 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 24th October
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 27th October (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 31st October
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 7th November
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 14th November
19.00 – 21.00, Wednesday, 21st November