NCT Courses and Covid-19

Covid-19 price promise: If some or all of your course takes place online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a course price discount related to how much of the course is online. 

Courses until the end of May 2021 are online to bring you local, fully interactive and inclusive courses when Covid-19 infection rates are high and official guidance for pregnant women remains in place – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives. 

"Antenatal classes can be incredibly helpful in preparing for childbirth and parenthood – and for meeting and sharing experiences with other parents-to-be. Online classes, like those offered by NCT, are the safest and most practical option currently and still offer those opportunities, even if the experience is different to getting together in person."

- Royal College of Midwives 

We are taking decisions on whether courses from June 2021 onwards will be delivered online or in-person on a month-by month-basis.  We are updating course information on our website and contacting you if have booked a course place explaining why, so you know how your course will run 6-10 weeks before it begins. 

How we make decisions about the delivery of NCT courses

As the UK’s largest parenting charity and leader in the field of antenatal education, we make informed decisions with full consideration to the current and any (confirmed) future UK government restrictions and official guidance and the most reliable research findings and data regarding pregnancy and Covid-19.   

We also consult closely with our colleagues at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM).  

It’s our charitable mission to support all parents to have the most positive experiences of pregnancy, birth and the early days, so we will: 

  • act promptly and transparently, informing you how and why your course will be delivered as early as practically possible.  
  • always make decisions that offer the best experiences available whilst protecting you, our parents, your babies and our NCT course leaders. 

Yoga for Pregnancy can have all sorts of benefits. Whether you’re a fitness fan or are new to exercise classes and yoga, our gentle yoga sessions can help you get your body ready for birth.

Yoga for pregnancy

Whatever your fitness level, Yoga for Pregnancy is a great way to relax and spend time with your unborn baby. Learn breathing techniques, practise birthing poses and connect with your changing body. You’ll meet other mums and get plenty of practical tips – and you’ll feel more positive and relaxed about birth, too. 

What to expect

Pregnant women doing yoga

Relax and unwind

Yoga can benefit pregnant women in lots of different ways. Staying active through light exercise does your body and baby good, and Yoga for Pregnancy offers special benefits. Relax, sleep better, soothe aches and pains, and feel more positive.

Women socialising at yoga class

Supportive socialising

Yoga classes are for women only, so they’re a great way to meet other mothers-to-be. You’re welcome to join from week 12 of your pregnancy, right up until birth. We make sure our classes are a calm and supportive place to meet and share. 

Yoga for pregnancy class

A physical approach

Yoga for Pregnancy teachers have been given special training in physical skills for labour. We focus on physical learning and helping you to connect with your body and baby. From deep breathing to different positions, you’ll feel more confident about giving birth.  

Course information

Open to all

Every mother’s welcome to join our Yoga classes. Whether you’re pregnant with you first child or your seventh, and whether you’ve a specific challenge to work through or not, we will support you. 

Flexible sessions

Yoga for Pregnancy classes run on a weekly basis. This makes them easier to come to if you’ve got work or family commitments. Use the search on this page to find your nearest class today.

Our Yoga teachers

Our friendly Yoga for Pregnancy classes led by Yoga specialists who have had extra training in physical skills. Knowledgeable, friendly and experienced, they’ll make you feel welcome.

Find a Yoga for Pregnancy class

These services are delivered locally as a private-affiliate-business by expert practitioners trained to University level-5 standard and licensed to teach by NCT. When you've found your preferred class please contact the practitioner directly to book your place.

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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.

NCT Membership

NCT Membership

Become an NCT member and join a community of new parents, all experiencing pregnancy, birth and early parenthood together.