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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.

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Welcome to The Baby Academy

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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: R995 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

Ultimate Weaning Baby onto Solids Class

As your baby grows and develops so do their needs. Our 3-hour Weaning Class is designed to help you and your partner understand the whys, whens, whats, and hows of weaning. The rapid growth and development your baby experiences in their first year of life is not repeated at only other stages in their life so nutrition in this growth period is key!

Price: R500 per couple

Here at The Baby Academy, we are delighted to announce that those with Medical Aid can save money on The Baby Academy’s Classes. Discovery customers can receive up to 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 20% discount on our Ultimate Antenatal Class and/or our Ultimate Breastfeeding Class. Please note that our system does not allow adding this discount to bookings already made.

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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.

Free Introducing Baby to Solids Class

Get to grips with how to introduce your baby to solids in this FREE 1-hour class. Learn from expert Dieticians to set yourself and baby up for success. This class is tailored for those with babies from 3 months so you are ready to start introducing solids when baby is ready.

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.

Sue

Co-Founder, Midwife and Head of Antenatal Education

Celeste

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Lizane South African Midwife

Lizane

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Sarah

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Ingrid

Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and Lactation Consultant

Carey

Lactation Consultant

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Happy Parents

I have done 3 free workshops with ye so far and I love the information being shared. The baby academy is the best thing I have followed so far as this is my first pregnancy and I have learned a lot because of ye. It is very helpful too to get the slides after to refer back to them. Every midwife seems to know so much on their topics and I couldn't fault a single one. Keep doing what ye are doing and thank you for giving us the classes we need..."
Sandra m
Sandra m
The 2 hour baby care class with Rachel was excellent! Highly recommended for first time parents. We're definitely going to sign up for some of the other courses. Thank you 🙂
Anita G
Anita G
Thank you so much to The Baby Academy Ireland for the free workshops and the ultimate classes! With my partner we are trying to do them all as we are expecting our first child for this summer! The midwives are very nice and answer all the questions we can have. It is very interesting and we learn a lot! Thanks a million!!
Marion Lemée
Marion L.
We recently did our antenatal class with Sonia through The Baby Academy and it was brilliant . As first time parents we were feeling quite nervous about our journey ahead and we now feel so much more confident, prepared and are so well informed as what to expect. Sonia was so informative and really kept our attention by making the class thoroughly enjoyable throughout. She was so reassuring and light hearted during the class that it really has put any nerves at ease and also answered any questions we had . Being able to look back and re watch our class is also such a bonus for when our little one is here . As soon as the class was over I straight away signed up for the other classes and workshops that the baby academy has to offer. It’s great to be able to do these classes from the comfort of your own home . We can’t recommend them enough .
Hollie Fetherston
Hollie F.
Fantastic class with great teachers
Malcolmn Roberts
Malcolmn R.
"Fantastic class and excellently presented by Jean. Really informative and well delivered workshop. Will highly recommend to others.
Stephanie Keane Stack
Stephanie Keane S.
Really enjoyed the class, really informative! Great that we have access to the class again, it will be a great learning tool to refer back to once baby is actually here. Would definitely recommend!
Lisa Kelleher
Lisa K.
Well worth attending.
Joy Gillen
Joy G.
Loved the baby care workshop with Anne, we learned a lot and feel better prepared to care for our baby as 1st time parents.Thanks Anne and The baby Academy for your amazing work.
Gerardo Rodriguez
Gerardo R.
Did the ultimate breastfeeding course with Seona. It was excellent, a lot of practical information & Seona was very clear and knowledgeable. Would recommend!
G Dolan
G D.
Very informative classes! Would highly recommend!
Paweł Kośmicki
Paweł K.
Jean is just fab! My partner and I got so much from the course. It is so practical and informative; we feel very reassured. The stories that Jean peppered through the day really made the information real for us and kept us engaged. The practical tips too mean so much to use as first-time parents.I did the baby care workshop with Jean a couple of months ago and straight away booked this course because of her enthusiasm and passion.I have already recommended the other courses I have done with Baby Academy to pregnant friends, I will definitely be recommending this fab antenatal class, and the wonderful Jean, to them too.
Caitriona mc grattan
Caitriona mc G.
We had a great Ultimate Childbirth Class with Emily! She is so lovely, passionate and so knowledgeable. Lots of practical great info and tips, 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. Me and my partner are feeling a lot more confident. Thank you Emily and Baby Academy! 5 stars for sure!
Robert Kennedy
Robert K.
We have done the childbirth, first aid and breastfeeding classes and found all 3 incredibly useful. We have a 1 month old 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!
Jessica Cruess Callaghan
Jessica Cruess C.
I took part in the Perinatal Mental Health workshop last weekend & I really couldn't recommend it highly enough. Having gone through a traumatic birth I was anxious to move forward with baby No. 2 but the workshop has given me the confidence to take charge of my own mental health & to embrace the fantastic supports that are available to me. Really can't thank you enough.
Suzanne Kane
Suzanne K.
Highly recommend the first aid course!
elaine fleury
elaine F.
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.