13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

If you and your partner are expecting a baby soon, you should consider signing up for a pregnancy class to prepare yourself for parenthood!

Congratulations on having a baby!

As you are now going through your pregnancy journey, what a better way to prepare for the exciting times ahead than through antenatal classes?

Although it is not a requirement for expecting parents to take up these courses, antenatal classes offer new parents hands-on experience on all things pregnancy-related, from birthing techniques to relaxation and breathing techniques for labour. 

Besides that, it is also a great way to meet and mingle with other expecting couples.

So if you are looking to learn more about your pregnancy, we have put together a list of the best hospital and private-practice based antenatal classes in Singapore. 

Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads!
Hospital Classes: 

1. Singapore General Hospital 

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SGH offers two antenatal packages for different purposes.

Taught by experienced nurses and dieticians, Package 1 focuses on having a healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding skills, and safe delivery while package 2 classes led by specialist physiotherapists, are designed to promote physical wellness and arm you with exercises to better cope with labour pains.

Exercise attire is recommended. 

Timing: 

Package 1 – 6 to 8 pm on Tuesdays. 

Package 2 – 6 to 7.30 pm over 2 Wednesday evenings each month.

For prices, please check their website for more information. 

2. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

Held once a week, KKH’s antenatal classes are divided into 3 segments – caring for your baby (recommended to start during week 16), labour and childbirth, and nurturing your child. 

The programme consists of eight sessions and a complimentary talk to guide you through various stages of your pregnancy. Classes are conducted by our team of lactation consultants, dieticians, pharmacists, physiotherapists and parentcraft nurses, qualified in their respective areas of expertise. 

The class only takes a maximum of 12 couples per class, so do book your spots in advance parents. 

Timing:

Weekday classes: 6.30 pm to 8.15 pm 

Weekend classes: 9.00am to 10.45am or 11.15am to 1.00pm

Price: 

KKH patients:

Weekday classes – $200

Weekend classes – $230

Non-KKH patients:

Weekday classes – $270

Weekend classes – $300

3. Thomson Medical Centre 

TMC has its very own Child Birth Education Centre where you can select either a full-day intensive course or a weekly course.

But of course, the weekly courses are a lot more extensive and cover more topics like physical and mental preparation, pain relief, practical hands-on baby care and feeding.

The best part of TMC’s classes is its Doctor’s talk which lets you consult with their doctor for free. 

Timings: 

Weekly courses:

Saturdays: 10am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4.30pm 

Sundays: 10:00am – 12:30pm

One day intensive course: 

Fridays: 10.30am-5pm

Saturdays: 10:30am – 5:00pm or 2:00pm – 7:15pm 

Sundays: 2:00pm – 7:15pm

4. Mount Alvernia Hospital 

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Prepared by a team of parentcraft specialists, physiotherapists and dietitians, Mount Alvernia’s 6-week course helps new parents to mentally and physically prepare for childbirth and the arrival of their baby.

Expectant mums can begin the first session from the 20th week of pregnancy and partners are strongly encouraged to attend. The format includes lectures, video shows, demonstrations, and practical sessions. You will also learn tips on post-delivery care for both mother and baby.

Timing: 

Weekday: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Saturday: 1.30pm to 3.30pm or 4pm to 6pm

Price: 

For mothers delivering at Mount Alvernia Hospital: (10% off for Alvernia Ladies Card Holders)
Weekday:  $281.09
Weekend: $314.79

Participants not booked for delivery at Mount Alvernia Hospital
Weekday: $337.26
Weekend: $393.49

5. Parkway East 

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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Parkway East Hospital’s 5-class antenatal course provides you and your partner with comprehensive information as you prepare for childbirth and parenthood. Apart from that mums and dads can also expect to receive advice on nutrition, exercise during pregnancy, labour, and care for your newborn.

For optimal results, Parkway East recommends you attend the classes when you are 4 months pregnant.

For pricing and timings, make an enquiry on their website.

7. Raffles Hospital 

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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Raffles Hospital’s 7 lesson course aims to help you and your hubby prepare for the experiences ahead as a new parent by covering topics like labour and delivery, maternal nutrition and exercise.

Apart from that, the classes will also provide practical advice on how to care for your baby on your journey to parenthood. 

If you have any questions or worries, feel free to ask their qualified midwives, physiotherapist, dietitian and parent-craft educators. 

Timings: Tuesday, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Price: $268 (inclusive of GST)

8. National University Hospital 

At NUH’s 7 antenatal classes, you will learn about antenatal care and coping with the physical changes to your body during your pregnancy, the labour experience, infant feeding, managing postnatal and newborn care. They also provide physiotherapy sessions which cover antenatal exercises and relaxation techniques as well.

NUH similar to SGH offers two antenatal classes – express and normal –  to better suit your needs.

Express class includes 2 classes and 1 baby massage session while the normal class includes 7 classes and 1 baby massage session.

Timing: 

Normal: Saturdays 9am – 11am or 11.30am – 1.30pm or  2pm – 4pm & Wednesdays: 6 pm – 8 pm

Express:  1st Saturday: 9 am – 11 am & 2nd Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Price: 

Normal: NUH patient –  $214 & Express: NUH patient – $160.50

Private Classes

1. Mother & Child

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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Led by experienced midwives and childbirth educators, Mother & Child antenatal classes will provide you with up-to-date information that you need to feel comfortable and confident in your birth process.

By the end of this 4-lesson course, you should feel able to make informed choices about the kind of birth experience you want.

Mother & Child recommends starting your first session around your 30th week. You should complete the course about one month before your expected delivery date.

Timing: 

Mondays/Wednesdays: 6.30pm-9.00pm or Saturdays 1.00pm–3.30pm

Price: $550 – $810 

2. Four Trimesters 

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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Four Trimesters antenatal class focuses on hypnobirthing and spinning birthing which is known to provide significantly shorter and easier deliveries. 

Apart from that, parents will also learn about relaxation techniques that will make you have a positive mindset for pregnancy, labour, birth and even parenting and about the functions of your hormones so that your labor ends up smart—not hard.

The unique part of Four Trimesters is that the classes are taught by practicing Birth Doulas who are also in the know of what actually happens at the birth be it at the hospital, birth house or homebirths, as well as actively supporting women and their families postnatally.

3. Love Based Birth 

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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For parents who are looking for a more holistic approach to your pregnancy and delivery do join Love Based Births antenatal programme.

When you enroll in the course, you will get 2 three hour sessions with founder Red Miller where you will learn how your body works during labour, different breathing techniques and meditation as well as connecting with your partner during birth.  

For timings and prices, please check the website for more information. 

4. Beloved Bumps 

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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UK-based antenatal class, Beloved Bumps offers a four-week antenatal class that covers normal labour and birth, pain relief, complications, the postnatal period and breast, and bottle feeding.

If you are new to Singapore or want to have other pregnancy pals, every course has a ladies lunch, WhatsApp group, and online resources and postnatal reunion. So you can be sure to leave their Antenatal class with friends beyond just the postnatal period.

For timings and prices, please check the website for more information. 

5. ParentLink 

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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 ParentLink’s signature antenatal course is specially designed for busy expecting parents looking for a natural childbirth and conscious parenting techniques.

In this 3 hours intensive class you will learn all the essential information you need to take ownership of your pregnancy, labour and birth, as well as the confidence of parenting a new baby with the help of Dunstan Baby Language™ by Priscilla Dunstan and Happiest Baby on the Block™ by World Famous Baby Whisperer and Pediatrician Dr Harvey Karp. (As seen on Dr Oz and the Oprah Winfrey Show)

Timings:

2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov – 9am – 1pm 

Price: $450

6. ParentCraft by Dr. Wong Boh Boi

13 Best Antenatal Classes In Singapore For Mums And Dads

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Led by Dr. Wong Boh Boi who has over 30 years of experience in lactation consultancy, antenatal and baby care, ParentCraft’s weekly antenatal course aims to prepare both emotionally and mentally so that you are Baby-Ready.

You will also learn about physical and mental preparation & nutrition for mother, childbirth and breathing techniques, baby care and breastfeeding 

For timings and prices, please check the website for more information. 

We hope you enjoy the classes parents! 

*All information are correct as of 7 November 2019

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Written by

Shreya Jagdish

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