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Pregnant Woman in Nature

Birth & Baby Prep

Antenatal Education



Empowering Birth and Parenting Courses

Preparing you for Birth and Baby

Pregnant Woman

Once you reach 12 weeks, it is recommended that you sign up for an Antenatal Education Course to learn all about labour, birth and preparing for life with a newborn. Education is key and knowledge is power.

Plan to attend a course ideally between 24-34 weeks as this gives you plenty of time to learn everything, prepare fully and practice the techniques that you can use throughout labour.


Don't worry if you have left it later than this - we offer one to one classes if the course dates do not suit you.

Lushtums Antenatal Education covers what you need to know to prepare for birth, including thriving in the 4th trimester and providing a fantastic opportunity to make friends.

We teach in a grounded and down to earth way and our courses include:

  • The signs labour is starting

  • The stages of labour, how things typically progress

  • What is a contraction? The science behind what your body is doing and techniques to help you cope

  • The role of hormones and the importance of the positive feedback loop

  • The effects of fear on the process

  • Using the breath, yoga positions and mindfulness as a toolkit for labour (complements the Hypno-Birthing approach)

  • Clear explanations of all possible medical interventions and pain relief options - and why these sometimes have a much needed place

  • How to make decisions and give meaningful informed consent in the moment - and why it is this that goes towards creating a more positive experience

  • How long things might take, when to call, what to pack in your bag

  • Where to birth choices - home, midwife led unit or hospital

  • Essential birth partner tips - what to do, when

  • The 4th trimester - early days with your newborn, what to expect - feeding, sleeping, baby care, mum’s self care and returning safely to exercise

  • Parenting Styles vs. Trusting Your Instincts

Pregnancy Checkup

Created by Lushtums founder Clare Maddalena we have received full accreditation from FEDANT, the UK's awarding body for antenatal education, midwifery & doula services in the UK and have been delivering these courses for over 15 years.

We not only cover all the science about what your body is doing, but also teach you practical, tried & tested tools & techniques on how to 'breathe, move and relax' throughout labour and birth. Unlike other courses we really teach you how to cope with labour, to work with your body and overcome fear as well as how to many informed choices on the day.

Next courses:


February / March 2023 (ideal for babies in April, May, June)

Hawkhurst 9 - 10:30 AM Saturdays 25th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March

30 minutes Antenatal Education conversation, 45 minute pregnancy yoga class, 15 minutes relaxation and breath work

Hawkhurst 10 - 12PM Sunday 26th March

Additional two hour session with birth partners


To book, click below link to visit Pregnancy Yoga page:



Antenatal Ed and Pregnancy Yoga

May / June 2023 (ideal for babies due in July, August, September)

Hawkhurst 19:00 - 21:30

3 x 2.5 hour sessions birth and early days with baby, plus 1x2 hour First Aid for baby

Includes 1 x free Pregnancy yoga session and a £5 discount to 1 x Mum & Baby Yoga class

(dates tbc)

£150 for mother-to-be and birth partner

For private sessions with birth partner contact Chloe directly


See below for upcoming classes with Chloe. For any questions or interest in one to one classes don't hesitate to contact me at

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