Classes run by open minded midwives that are informative, fun and relaxed. A great way to make new friends!



Monday evenings 7:30PM - 9:30PM

The Chancery


May: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 5th

for babies due late June - July


June: June 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

for babies due August - September


All couples that join The Group receive 10% discount on our Hypnobirthing courses and a free baby carrying workshop with London Slings.


Week 1: Labour and birth.

Week 2: Coping Mechanisms and Pain Relief. Start WhatsApp groups.

Week 3: Different kinds of hospital birth, and the birth partner's role. Birth Stories from previous couples.

Week 4: Baby Feeding.

Week 5: The first few weeks with your baby.

Week 6: Practical skills for new parents, including swaddling, bathing, nappy changing, and slings!

A hot buffet served at each session during the break.

Our first-time parents antenatal courses are made-up of interactive and dynamic midwife-led classes. These sessions provide honest, evidence-based, and realistic information, with course content equally split between labour and birth, and the early weeks with your new baby. This ensures that each of our couples feel confident in making informed choices. We also give plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion, and during each course, two of our previous couples return to tell their own birth-story.

Our sessions are limited to eight couples, and are held in a private room in a pub, maintaining an intimate and relaxed atmosphere where lasting friendships are formed. We stay for dinner (lunch at the weekend) following the final session, facilitate the creation of WhatsApp groups, and encourage regular meet-ups during and after the course, all of which helps to develop that all-important early support network.

The course includes our tailor made handbooks, “The Path to Birth,” and “The Fourth Trimester,” as well as unlimited email support from midwife Vicky and the Team.

These classes are the best thing we’ve done as we prepare for having our first baby. We didn’t know what to expect but it’s really relaxed and good fun while giving you all the info you need to know in a non scary way!
All in all we are so glad we did The Group and I’m not sure what we’d be doing without it! We’ve made a load of friends, feel like we actually have a clue about childbirth and the first few months of parenthood now, and have connections for other activities for once the baby’s born.
— Sarah


Beckenham Group is held at:

The Chancery

90 Bromley Road



If you have any questions about the course or have any special requests please contact us