The BCT runs childbirth preparation courses throughout the year for first-time parents as well as for those expecting second or subsequent children. There are our classic Birth and Parenting Courses covering the entire pre- and post-natal period as well as more specialized hypnobirthing courses.
The courses are designed to give pregnant women and their partners information and practical tools to help make informed decisions during the process of pregnancy and birth, to communicate more confidently with health professionals and to cope with the challenges of early parenthood.
The classes involve a mixture of discussion, information and practical activities in a relaxed environment and can help parents-to-be develop a support and friendship network that continues long after the course ends and the babies arrive.
Open to all expectant parents
Qualified and experienced teachers
Opportunity to meet others and build a support network
Full year BCT membership for the whole family
All in English
Our Prenatal teachers have outstanding professional experience and hold certificates in antenatal education. The teachers themselves are mothers who have lived and worked abroad with their families. They are not medically qualified, so they do not offer medical advice. Parents are asked to take any questions about the medical care of mother and baby to their gynaecologist, midwife or doctor.
All our prenatal teachers keep up to date with the latest developments in maternity care.
Courses are normally attended by up to eight mothers-to-be, with or without their partners.
Courses are designed for couples and single parents alike. Mothers- or fathers-to-be are welcome to attend sessions on their own. Pregnant women may choose to be accompanied by a family member or a friend.
The BCT’s comprehensive Birth & Parenting courses prepare expectant first-time parents for pregnancy, labour, delivery, and those first weeks with an infant at home. Our courses cover topics such as medical interventions, relaxation techniques, breastfeeding, and parenthood preparation.