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Welcome to The Baby Academy

The Baby Academy Online

We deliver Live Online Classes for expectant parents across South Africa, delivered on our tailored and interactive platform. We are a modern alternative, drawing on the very latest evidence-based research. And what’s better, our classes are delivered by the country’s leading experts.

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.

Discovery
Bonitas
BestMed
Momentum
Medihelp
GEMs

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.

Sue

Co-Founder, Midwife and Head of Antenatal Education

Faith

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

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

Jenna

Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and Lactation Consultant

Carey

Lactation Consultant

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Happy Parents

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.
Thanks to Louise for a great class! I have completed both the free 2 hour Baby Care Workshop and the Ultimate Antenatal Class and I truly believe that these classes are an invaluable resource for anyone expecting a baby. I particularly appreciate how much the partner is included and encouraged to participate, which is so important.
Tara Heffernan
Tara H.
Great one day Antenatal Classes run online. So informative and midwife Louise was so grounded- it didnt feel overwhelming. Worth the fee and more! 🙂 Also did the two hour Baby care workshop (free) with Jean and she was amazing too. Made all the learning easy to understand and kept it relevant throughout the day.
Edwenia O'Malley
Edwenia O.
Hi , I’ve done both 2 hour and full day course with the baby academy , found it really helpful , easy to understand , and it’s brilliant you can keepThe notes up to six months !Well done to everyone at the baby academy !Lis
lisa o connell
lisa o C.
Would 100% recommend to anyone expecting a baby. Jean was amazing and answered all questions and put us all at ease
Stella Bajada
Stella B.
Great Course. Really enjoyed the flow and although there was a lot of info to take in the course it was not too heavy. The questions at the end of each section made it interactive also and actually allowed you to ask questions you might not do if you had to speak.Jean was a great instructor also!
Dónal Egan
Dónal E.
The Baby Academy hosted a superb online antenatal class from Jean at the weekend. Jean was really informative and has made us feel at ease about what is to come regarding labour and the 4th trimester. I would highly recommend you do this course (you won't regret it!) and you can also get money back from your health insurance for doing it which is a win win. With access to this information and a video of this live class for the next 6 months I know if I have any queries or forget something I have a resource to look back on.
Ciara Dolan
Ciara D.
We have attended both the free 2 hour and full day course offered by Baby Academy and we were extremely impressed by the presentation of the antenatal course as well as the speakers themselves! The best part was how all the information was explained to the point that you could see why certain things need to be done a certain way and what to expect from all stages of the pregnancy. The team were brilliant in answering all questions the class had and made the sessions very enjoyable and easy to follow. Would highly recommend! We have told any of our family and friends expecting to check it out (Shout out to Sue and Aisling who did our sessions they were fab!)
Orla & Chris Wedding
Orla & Chris W.