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Specially designed for parents who’ve already had a baby, our NCT Antenatal Refresher course will get you ready to welcome your new baby.

Has it been a while since you had your last baby? Maybe you’ve moved to a new area, and would like to get to know other parents? Or do you want to build on what you learned from your last pregnancy?

Our Refresher courses revisit all the important information you learned from your previous baby. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to have had previous experience of an antenatal course to attend. Importantly, our sessions will also help you meet a group of parents with new babies due around the same time.

What to expect

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Flexible formats

Our warm, supportive course leaders bring years of personal and professional experience to every session. You and your partner will get lots of time to get involved and ask questions.

Pregnant woman

Connect, reflect

When you’re already a busy parent, it can be hard to find time to connect with your unborn baby. NCT Antenatal Refresher courses are a chance to focus on this baby and this pregnancy. There’s also a chance to think about and build on past experiences.

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Close-knit network

Our courses are a great way to meet other local parents whose babies will be around the same age as yours. We keep classes small and welcoming, with plenty of time to chat and get to know each other.

What you'll learn

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Need-to-know info

We’ll refresh your memory of your last antenatal course, re-visiting pregnancy, labour and birth. You’ll reflect and build on your past labour experiences, and prepare for the birth you want. We’ll also be offering additional support through closed chat groups, to keep your group up to date with all the latest information and answer any additional questions you may have.

Mother with toddler and newborn

Adjusting to changes

With every new baby, your family life changes forever. Learn about the impact of introducing your baby to your older children, sibling rivalry and how your relationship with your partner can change.

Mother breastfeeding

Feeding, revisited

Address any feeding challenges you might have had before, get evidence-based advice and non-judgmental support. Courses include dedicated time to discuss this, with support and information however you decide to feed your baby.


Our courses vary in price depending on location. To see a list of all prices and locations, search for your nearest course or drop us an email.

We want every parent to have access to our courses, so we offer flexible payment plans and generous discounts for parents whose total household income is less than £35,000 per year. We also offer discounts to emergency services & NHS workers, and NCT volunteers. 

Find out more about our course discounts and eligibility. 

To request a discount, find the course you want to attend and then get in touch with us via email, web chat or by calling 0300 330 0700 (option 2).