Antenatal classes

Antenatal classes

What are antenatal classes?

Antenatal (prenatal) or parent-craft classes are designed to provide expectant mothers and fathers with detailed and thorough information to prepare for childbirth and parenthood.

Who should attend antenatal classes?

You are warmly encouraged to attend our classes.

Our antenatal classes are designed for both mummies and daddies.

Are antenatal classes necessary?

Antenatal classes prepare you for labour and your child’s birth by teaching you how to breastfeed and look after your newborn.

Experienced midwives and lactation consultants will share hands-on advice on how to:

  • Cope with physical and emotional changes
  • Prepare for labour
  • Plan for successful breastfeeding
  • Take care of your newborn

When should you attend antenatal classes?

As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed, your doctor will advise when to sign up for antenatal classes.

Most women attend their first class when the pregnancy is more stable at 20 weeks’ gestation.

What can you expect in antenatal classes?

Expecting mothers will learn tips on coping with labour, appropriate breastfeeding techniques, and how to care for their newborns. Read our programme outline to better understand what to expect when attending an antenatal class at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals.

Programme outline

Childbirth education program (2 sessions)

Session 1 – Pre and postnatal care (Zoom class)
In this session, a midwife from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital will provide tips on managing labour and caring for your newborn.

What you will learn:
Virtual Presentation on Miracles of Birth
  • What is labour?
  • Signs and symptoms of labour
  • When should I go to the hospital?
  • Coping with labour
  • Spouse or partner’s role
  • Welcoming baby
Introduction on:
  • Preparing for my breastfeeding journey
  • Caring for my baby
Upcoming Sessions:
  • 25 Mar 2023
  • 29 Apr 2023
Please register for our exclusive Zoom classes on the Life Sprouts event page.

Session 2 – Intensive course on the care of baby and mother after delivery (face-to-face class)
In this session, a midwife from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital will provide tips on caring for the newborn and mother after delivery. This will be a group session with a maximum of 8 couples per session, and sessions will be conducted based on local cultures.


Hands on Care of Baby’s Comfort, Hygiene and Safety

Newborn’s Comfort
  • Swaddling to keep newborn warm
  • How and when to wake up a sleepy baby?
  • Coping with baby’s cries
Newborn’s Hygiene
  • Care of infant's eyes
  • Care of infant umbilical cord
  • Diaper change
  • Infant bath
Newborn’s Safety
  • Burping to prevent newborn vomiting
  • Relief newborn colic
  • Managing a choking infant less than 12 months

Awareness of Mother's Difficulties

Postnatal Physical Changes
  • Pelvic floor exercise
  • Care of wounds
  • Understanding 2nd degree PPH
  • Understanding emotional stages during traditional confinement
Early Breastfeeding Initiation
  • Advantage on direct breastfeeding in early initiation
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • Having a correct latch
  • When and why baby need supplements?
  • Collection of colostrum and breastmilk
Challenges in Maintaining Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding 6 months and beyond back to work
  • Breastmilk expression and milk storage
  • How to manage insufficient or over supply of breastmilk?
  • Prevention of sore nipples, engorgement, block ducts and mastitis
Upcoming Sessions:
  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 15 Apr 2023

*These sessions are not sufficient for Active Birth Process

Please call our Business Office at +65 6933 0940 or email us at to find out more about course fees and registration details.


  • If you are unable to attend 1 or both sessions, there will be no refunds or replacement sessions.
  • We reserve the right to reschedule classes due to unforeseen circumstances.