Mamalove Ante Natal Classes


New classes for the new year now booking!  Have a listen to what one of our Daddy’s to be has to say about his experience about Mamalove Ante Natal.. We are all so excited about our Baby Brunches starting soon too, we just need these babies to be born now!

We cover everything you need to know to prepare for birth, including surviving the 4th trimester whilst providing a fantastic opportunity to make friends.

We teach in a grounded and down to earth way and our courses always 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
  • Meet ups, brunches, picnics to get to know each other once baby is born.


Mamalove is created by me, Claire Walby-Kettle, the founder of Babylove Groups.  Mamalove has been created in conjunction with Midwives and in partnership with LushTums.  As a qualified lushtums ante natal teacher I am accredited by FEDANT, the governing and awarding body of Ante Natal educators.

LushTums are experts in the ante natal and post-natal field; they train Ante Natal teachers intensively to deliver high quality Antenatal Education Courses based on the latest evidence based science, research and protocols.

Mamalove Classes will 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.

We don’t shy away from any subjects and will teach you about all the options open to you including medical pain relief and interventions you might have to navigate – so you are fully prepared and able to make the best decisions for you and your baby on the big day. Again, this is unlike other courses which often just explain about natural childbirth and don’t take into account some of the other things that might happen.  Join Mamalove and Make friends, building your parenting tribe as you learn and prepare for birth and parenthood with positivity and excitement.

Our classes are really friendly, there is lots of laughter and it is a BRILLIANT way to meet other expectant parents and start to build your networks.