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Bristol: Portishead

We run a programme of seven antenatal courses each year in Portishead, 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

One of our registered midwives will teach the Portishead antenatal classes. Their professional experience is a great resource for you both within your antenatal classes, and in the extra support they offer 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.

Venue for the Portishead antenatal classes

Photo of Folk Hall, venue for Portishead antenatal classes


Folk Hall
95 High Street
Portishead, Bristol
BS20 6PR


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 Portishead antenatal classes

October – November due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 1st August
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 5th August (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 8th August
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 15th August
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 22nd August
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 29th August

November – December due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 19th September
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 23rd September (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 26th September
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 3rd October
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 10th October
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 17th October

January – February 2018 due dates

19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 7th November
10.00 – 14.00, Saturday, 11th November (Lunch is provided)
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 14th November
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 21st November
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 28th November
19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 5th December