Antenatal Classes

Curriculum - Ante Natal/Childbirth Education Course

Welcome to ante natal classes. The aim of this course is to explore and offer information regarding different aspects of childbirth suited to the different needs of individuals. Gynaecologist or midwife assisted births, natural or caesarean in a hospital setting.

The course offers six, 2 and a half hour sessions in the form of discussion, audio visuals, lectures, with a break for tea and allowing time to get to know other expectant parents.


  • Introduction/anatomy and physiology/disorders/nutrition
  • Labour and Birth
  • Caesarean Section and assisted births
  • Pain relief and procedures
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parenting, Basic care of infant/bath/layette/Immunisations
  • Postnatal, Immunizations

Dress/ comfortably and bring a pillow.  Classes run from 17h45 to 20h30 every Tuesday.  Partners are encouraged to attend.  The cost of this course is R2100-00.including vat. A 50 % deposit is required on booking and the rest at the end of the classes. There will be no reimbursement for missed classes. Most medical aids will reimburse for ante natal classes. Statements will be given once you have paid for the course. Call for queries during office hours. Please contact Natalie or Sheila on 084 387 2388, if you are unable to attend the class during the course.

Course Dates

2024 course dates:

16th Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb
5 March, 12 March, 19 March, 26 March, 2 April, 9 April
23 April, 30 April, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May
11 June, 18 June, 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July
30 July, Aug 6th, Aug 13th, Aug 20th, 27th, 3rd Sept
17th Sept, 25th Sept, 1 Oct, 8th Oct, 15th Oct, 22 Oct
5th Nov, 12th Nov, 19th Nov, 26th Nov, 3rd Dec, 10th Dec

Sessions Are as follows

Session 1

1) Welcome and introductions
2) Nutrition
3) Anatomy and physiology
4) Minor disorders of pregnancy
5) Emotional and physical changes in pregnancy
6) Sex
7) Birth partner-role
8) Relaxation

Session 2

1) Signs and symptoms of onset of labour
2) Danger signs
3) Stages of labour
4) Birth video

Session 3

1) Caesarean Section
2) Spinal/epidural

Session 4

1) Pain Relief (discussion of pain of labour, analgesia used and side effects)
2) Positions for labour and comfort measures
3) Induction of labour
4) Forceps Birth (not used commonly)
5) Vacuum extraction
6) Amniotomy
7) Foetal monitoring
8) Episiotomy

Session 5. Lacatation Consultant

1) The anatomy of the breast
2) The physiology of breastfeeding
3) Care of breasts before and during breastfeeding
4) Initiation of breastfeeding
5) Positioning the baby correctly/latching
6) Nutrition
7) Benefits
8) Nipple confusion

Session 6

1) Parenting, Depression, Life after Birth.
2) Baby layette and shopping list.
3) Care of the newborn.
4) Baby bath.
5) Immunisations.
6) What to keep at home for baby (medicine etc).

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Mission Statement:

"To provide upliftment to new mothers via fitness training and education."


The Baby Clinic
Kloof Road Medical Centre
Kloof Rd & Arterial Rd West

Enquiries & Bookings

Phone: 084 387 2388 (Natalie or Sheila)
Whatsapp/sms: 083 229 6964 (Marion)
Email: or


08h30 to 16h30, Weekdays
08h00 to 13h00 on Saturdays