Antenatal classes, also known as prenatal classes or childbirth education, are designed to prepare you for your upcoming labour and birth and first few weeks with your newborn baby.
Technically you don’t have to go to antenatal classes but I like to use the analogy of your wedding or other significant occasion in your life – How much planning went into that to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience you will all have? A good antenatal preparation will provide you and your partner with all the essential information you need to go into labour and birth feeling relaxed and capable.
And when do I recommend to do the classes?! You will want to do them at around 28 weeks of pregnancy so you are well prepared before your D-day comes.