Welcome to The Baby Academy

Parenting can be challenging. But we’ve got your back. Our team of expert health professionals are ready to guide you through pregnancy and into parenthood, through the delivery of Live Online Classes, all delivered in real-time on our interactive platform. We are a modern alternative, drawing on the very latest evidence-based research. Together, let’s get ready to parent.


Welcome to The Baby Academy


Parenting can be challenging. But we’ve got your back. Our team of expert health professionals are ready to guide you through pregnancy and into parenthood, through the delivery of Live Online Classes, all delivered in real-time on our interactive platform. We are a modern alternative, drawing on the very latest evidence-based research. Together, let’s get ready to parent.

Ultimate Antenatal Class

This convenient 1-day class is designed to give 1st time Mums and partners the tools for the journey into parenthood. Our Midwives will guide you through what you need to know, covering topics such as labour, birth itself, postnatal depression, breastfeeding and Baby First Aid.

Price: R1,250 per couple

Ultimate Breastfeeding Class

Although breastfeeding is natural, it doesn’t always come naturally and is a learned skill. This half-day class will set you up for breastfeeding success and ensure you know how to troubleshoot challenges that may arise. The expert content is delivered by our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Price: R900 per couple

Save money if you have Medical Aid

We are delighted to announce that those with Medical Aid can save money on The Baby Academy’s Antenatal Class. Those with any of the Discovery plans get a 100% refund. Those with certain Bonitas plans also get a 100% refund. For those with any other Medical Aid plan, we give you a R500 discount on our Antenatal Class. Separate to this, for those of you with any Medical Aid plan, you receive a HALF PRICE discount on The Baby Academy’s Ultimate Breastfeeding Class. Simply submit your information below and we’ll arrange to get the discount to you. Please note that our system does not allow adding this discount to bookings already made.


Free Baby-Care Workshop

We are running a FREE online Baby-Care Workshop, to give you all the knowledge for those first few days and weeks at home with baby. This 2-hour live workshop will cover everything from cord care to safe sleep.

Free ‘Prepare to Breastfeed’ Workshop

We are running a FREE online ‘Prepare to Breastfeed’ Workshop. This 90-minute workshop will show you what you can do now, during pregnancy, to get set for breastfeeding your little one with confidence.

Meet the Family

All of our Online Antenatal Classes are delivered by qualified and practicing midwives who are passionate about education and helping you prepare for the arrival of your baby.


Co-Founder, Midwife and Head of Antenatal Education


Midwife and Antenatal Instructor


Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Lizane South African Midwife


Midwife and Antenatal Instructor


Midwife and Antenatal Instructor


Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and Lactation Consultant


Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and Lactation Consultant


Lactation Consultant

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Happy Parents

I joined the 1 day Antenatal class with Jean and it was brilliant! There’s so much information to take in but Jean made it a very engaging session. I’ve also attended the shorter classes and can say that they have all been very well organised, informative and insightful (along with some nice tips here and there!).I would definitely recommend these classes to expectant parents!
Rita Yau
Rita Y.
Very informative, easy to access and great support. Myself and my boyfriend appreciated the relatable content and has helped us feel prepared for the arrival of our first baby. Would 100% recommend
Amy Walsh
Amy W.
It was really amazing and formative. I wish I've had this class before my first baby. So many things were named that I struggled without seeking a help. Holding my second 6 weeks old now and feeling much more confident about my mental wellbeing. Thank you
Kristine Zeiza
Kristine Z.
Excellent full day antenatal class from Jean.. would highly recommend it for any 1st time parents!
Sinead Kennedy
Sinead K.
Excellent course. Very interesting & insightful from start to finish. Would highly recommend to new Mams & Dads!
Evelyn Kelly
Evelyn K.
Brilliant class, really informative and the midwife giving it was fantastic at answering any queries we had. Really recommend to any mum's to be
Aoife-Anne Conway-Cody
Aoife-Anne C.
Class was brilliant, light hearted when needed and so informative. Sonia was excellent! I loved that the information given was not pushing one way or another.Also the staff on reception were fantastic. Thank you all so much!I'd highly recommend the full antenatal class and also the free classes they offer.
Fiona Hollowed
Fiona H.
I really appreciated all of the practical advice offered in this class, nothing seemed daunting or inaccessible & it's served to give me great comfort for the postnatal period ahead
Roisin Martin
Roisin M.
Thanks so much for another wonderful workshop by the Baby Academy! I’ve attended a few of your free online workshops, and each of them has been super informative, well-run, and delivered really well by experts in the field. It's great to be able to access this support around the big transition of becoming a parent... I so appreciate that these workshops are available for free... Thanks so much for offering this - it's invaluable.
Maeve O'Connor
Maeve O.
I did the online antenatal course and really enjoyed it. Very informative and insightful. Learned so much, so highly recommend.
Jill Redmond
Jill R.
I completed this workshop following the baby care workshop a couple of weeks ago. both have been invaluable to both myself and my partner in preparation for our first baby. We were lucky on both occassions to have Jean as our midwife. She was so honest and open and answered any question we had as parents to be. I will definitely be recommending your workshops to moms to be in the future. Thank you to all at The Baby Academy.
Denise Morgan
Denise M.
Can't recommend the baby academy enough! The midwifes were passionate and highly knowledgeable. Myself and my partner attended the antenatal, breastfeeding and baby first aid before the birth of our first baby. It prepared us for everything we needed to know, the online courses went at a lovely pace, easy to understand and if at all doubtful they give the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each topic.You can also look back over the material once the course has ended which I found extremely helpful.
Kelly Keating
Kelly K.
We done the antenatal, first aid and breastfeeding classes and found all 3 incredibly useful. We have a 1 month only now and are constantly referring back to the class information for help. The tutors were very personable and kept the content interesting and interactive. I would highly recommend the classes to any soon to be parents!
Paul Metcalfe
Paul M.
Absolutely superb class from Jean, informative, friendly and just the right pace. A massive amount to get through and done with professionalism and ease. Highly recommended.
Paul Connolly
Paul C.
Jean was absolutely amazing, I couldn't fault any of that class and would highly recommend the baby academy because of her workshop. I feel so well equipped to become a first time parent now. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge Jean!!
Salome Mc Donnell
Salome Mc D.
We had such a lovely Ultimate Antenatal Class with Jean! She is so lovely, passionate and so knowledgeable. Lots of practical great info and tips and even though the class was very long, she knew how to make it enjoyable and to have your attention. I also liked the fact she had the course really well structured and easy to follow. And not the least each question has been addressed. Thank you Jean and Baby Academy!
Emilia A
Emilia A
I attended the antenatal class on Saturday 28/08/21. It was amazing and so informative. Jean was brilliant and explained everything in great detail but made it really easy to understand and remember. I originally booked the class for the 21/08/21 but something came up and I couldn’t attend on that day. I emailed them asking to reschedule and they were so quick to respond, so helpful and changed the day with no problem. Highly recommend it for all expectant parents!
Christina Mackin
Christina M.
Fantastic antenatal courses with really experienced and helpful midwives. Highly reccommended!
Lucy Peters
Lucy P.
Great class, jampacked with everything you need to know to prepare you for labour, birth, caring for newborn and self and first aid. Would highly recommend.
Mary Tallant
Mary T.
Full day antenatal class was great, Jean was fantastic, very engaging and learnt loads, feeling alot more prepared 🙂 Thank you!
sarah dennehy
sarah D.
Definitely advised. I found all the Baby Academy online courses to be infornative, useful and high quality. I really liked attending many of their interesting classes!
Chiara Brigato
Chiara B.
That was great, really easy to understand, very informative, covered so many topics. Will definitely recommend. Thanks a million Elaine and everyone at the baby academy. Great to have for any parents or people working with babies or toddlers. Also covers CPR for older children / adults too.
Lynsey Toner
Lynsey T.
It was a really lovely course. Jean was very good at explaining everything and made it way easier to understand. Great course would recommend to friends and Family.
Catherine Brophy
Catherine B.
I loved to take the antenatal classes. I'm a first time mom and I had no clue about " time to go to hospital, breastfeeding, baby safety, bath and etc". So many things I've learned. I can definitely say I feel more confident now. I super recommend the baby academy online classes. Jean was fantastic 👏.
Moni LR
Moni L.
Brilliant antenatal class, thank you so much Jean! Lively and very informative. We feel more prepared to welcome our first one in July!Free classes are amazing too - great content and midwives always very knowlegeable & enthusiastic.
Aure Lia
Aure L.
Great classes. A lot of information
Monika O'Mahony
Monika O.
I can't recommend the Baby Academy classes enough. Myself and my husband have attended the free 2 hour breastfeeding class and another free baby safety class. We then attended a full day antenatal class yesterday hosted by the lovely Jean. What a fabulous class. Jean is amazing and so informative. She made the class really interesting, you could listen to her all day. We've learned so much from these Baby Academy classes and feel much more confident and comfortable for the arrival of our baba. Thank you ladies!
Elaine Gallagher
Elaine G.
Did the free baby care workshop and found it excellent so signed up for the full day. It was so comprehensive and the midwife Jean who gave the course was so lovely and informative and managed to deliver so much content without it being overwhelming. Would highly recommend to any first time expecting parents!
Shonagh O' Connor
Shonagh O' C.
I can't recommend the Baby Academy courses highly enough. A friend sent me an instagram link to the free Baby Care workshop and I subsequently did the baby safety free workshop. These courses were so good I then signed up for the full day Ante-Natal course, even though I am in the process of doing the HSE ante natal classes based out of my maternity hospital. I signed up because the quality of every course I had attended was second to none - the midwives are so well informed, engaging and make the workshops so practical and fun. I'm a first time mam and actually feel very well prepared now with really good hints and practical tips, in addition to must know information. I genuinely didn't feel the full day go with Sonia. She was incredible. Thanks so much to The Baby Academy
Hilary Parkinson
Hilary P.
Such well delivered online ante-natal classes by very good health professionals. Extrememly informative and invaluable to those first time expectant Mums to be. We enjoyed it so much and got so much out of it.
Laura Hackett
Laura H.
Loved the sessions provided by them, I liked the team specially as they are very humble and patient in dealing with all kind of questions. The best utilisation of money so far!
Komal Sethi
Komal S.
I first signed up for the free baby academy antenatal class and my partner and I loved it so much we booked the full day one straight after! Both classes were absolutely amazing, very informative but also thoroughly enjoyable😊 the classes feel like getting advice from a friend, as opposed to a lecture. We are both feeling like pros after the classes and we can’t wait to put all our knowledge to good use in a few weeks. Thanks baby academy❤️
Emily McDonald
Emily M.