NCT Signature antenatal
is rated by parents
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(Based on 2,663 parent reviews)

With a relaxed and friendly style, an NCT Signature antenatal course is as individual as you are. You can be confident that every course is tailored to the needs of the group taking part.

NCT Signature antenatal class

Schedule

An 18.5 hour course. This consists of 6 weekday evening sessions (for women plus birthing partner) and 1 Tuesday afternoon session (for women only), antenatally.This course includes a session on breastfeeding. There is also a 2 hour reunion for all course participants with their new baby after the births. Your course leader will agree a date, time and location for this with you.
1
Thu 26 Mar
6:30pm - 9:00pm
2
Thu 2 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm
3
Thu 9 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm
5
Thu 16 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm
7
Thu 23 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location

The Roger Morris Centre
BASINGSTOKE, RG21
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The course is for you and your partner or birth partner. But you are very welcome to come alone, or with a friend or relative.

Course outline

Based on the latest, evidence-based research, expect this course to be practical, hands-on and friendly. You will focus on all aspects of labour and birth, including the right choices for you, plus your emotional wellbeing.

This course will also give you confidence for the crucial early days and weeks of parenthood. Practical baby care includes nappy changing, washing, swaddling, crying and safe sleeping.

This course has a breastfeeding session. Much of your breastfeeding session will focus on understanding what your baby needs and does, so even if you are undecided about how you will feed your baby you will still benefit from this segment of your course. Partners are welcome because their support can make a big difference to how well feeding goes.

Everyone else on your course will have due dates around the same time. So you will have a local, ready-made network when it matters most, and friends for many years to come.

This course has the advantage of being personalised to the needs of the group. This means that the content can vary slightly, so this is a guide to the wide-range of topics you will cover:

Labour and birth

  • Final stages of pregnancy
  • Early signs of labour and coping at home
  • Calling the midwife/going to the maternity unit
  • Birth options and medical procedures
  • Coping with labour: breathing and pain relief options
  • Birth partner’s role

Becoming a parent

  • Communicating with your baby
  • Parenting styles
  • Your emotional health
  • Supporting your relationship
  • Friends and families

Caring for your baby

  • Crying, calming and soothing
  • Safe sleeping
  • Feeding options
  • Feeding techniques
  • Feeding patterns
  • When to get outside advice

Frequently asked questions

Getting social

It can be hard to make friends in a big group. So, with up to 9 couples, our courses are designed to give everyone the time to get to know each other. There’s even a reunion session for you after the baby is born.

Expert course leaders

Our experts lead the way in birth support and parenting information. All of them are highly qualified and are trained by NCT, in a partnership with the University of Worcester.

Evidence based support

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the mountain of advice for parents. We won’t tell you what to do, but we will tell you what your options are, and what the evidence is. Then you can decide what to trust.

Frequently asked questions

Instalments

We know there's a lot to buy before you have your baby, so you can choose to pay for your course in instalments as long as final payment is made 30 days before the course starts.

Pricing

The cost of the course is based on its location and the number of hours it runs for. Make an enquiry and we'll get back to you with more information about this course and its pricing.

Discounts

We offer generous discounts to those in receipt of certain means-tested benefits or whose household income is less than £28,190 pa. 

NCT Membership

Become an NCT member and join a community of new parents, all experiencing pregnancy, birth and early parenthood together. Get informed about local events and meetups, save a bundle of cash through NCT Member’s Club discounts and become part of our nationwide network.

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To find out more information or to request a booking on this course, please fill out this enquiry form. You should expect a response within 2 working days.

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Only 1 space left
NCT Signature antenatal
is rated by parents
4.7 /5
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(Based on 2,663 parent reviews)

Schedule

An 18.5 hour course. This consists of 6 weekday evening sessions (for women plus birthing partner) and 1 Tuesday afternoon session (for women only), antenatally.This course includes a session on breastfeeding. There is also a 2 hour reunion for all course participants with their new baby after the births. Your course leader will agree a date, time and location for this with you.
1
Thu 26 Mar
6:30pm - 9:00pm
2
Thu 2 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm
3
Thu 9 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm
5
Thu 16 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm
7
Thu 23 Apr
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location

The Roger Morris Centre
BASINGSTOKE, RG21