As a mom-to-be, you may find that there are more questions to be answered about pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing than your regular checkups with a midwife could cover.
Designed with you and your birth partner in mind, Babies and Beyond is a series of four weekly workshops we recommend for every new parent-to-be.
All our antenatal classes are given by our Maternity Package Manager.
This course includes four evening group sessions from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, four consecutive weeks – pick either Monday or Thursday sessions.
Pregnant women and their birth partners
Four group sessions (2 hours each)
Unlimited access to our Babies & Beyond online videos
HKD $4,900 per couple
Our course covers all you and your birth partner need to know before welcoming your little one. Including labour and birth, natural and assisted, Cesarean section and epidural, drugs, complications, postnatal period, baby care and breastfeeding.
This course is split into four weekly sessions:
Overview of labour and birth. Natural ways to cope with labour. Breathing and relaxation.
Medical treatments in labour and birth. Epidural, induction, C-section.
Breastfeeding and baby care in the first days at home.
Breastfeeding technique and practical advice. Role of the partner and best support.
If you can’t see a course suitable for your due date, please check out our Express version of Babies and Beyond which is held on a single Saturday. This course covers the same content at a more compact format and with lots more dates available.
When attending group classes, please wear clothing that you are comfortable moving around in, practising positions and massage, squatting etc. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. They will learn ways to be a part of the birth as much as they wish.
You can choose to follow up on your course with a 30-minute private birth planning session with one of our experienced, registered midwives. At a discounted price of HK$500 - if you have attended one of our antenatal courses. Regular price: HK$950.
Our Birth Breathing classes are an invaluable addition to your antenatal education - for women only. A one-off session held on Wednesday lunchtimes, and very useful to do after your antenatal classes in preparation for your labour.
In the beginning, I questioned what we would be doing in class as I felt the videos gave all the info we needed, but on reflection, it became clear that the videos were just a starting point - the beauty of the classes was 2 whole hours of questions answered by experts who were honest and warm. As I'm sure you hear all the time, doctors appointments in HK are rushed and I never really feel like they have time for all my questions - let alone the 'silly' ones I don't even dare to ask. Yet at the Annerley classes, these questions were never deemed as silly or time-wasting - and attention was paid to every question or concern, no matter how trivial we may have thought it was.
With our first new addition to our family on the way and no idea what to expect, we signed up for Annerley's 4-week "Babies and Beyond" prenatal course. The course was everything we could have hoped for, covering every possible topic you could think of and offering very practical solutions to the very wide variety of challenges that being pregnant and having a newborn can throw at you. Over and above learning about giving birth and dealing with the first few weeks of parenthood, one of the biggest benefits to signing up for the course was being able to meet other couples going through all of the same emotions and concerns that we had been struggling through for weeks before. As a family, we could not be happier that we opted for Annerley, and we couldn't recommend their care highly enough.
Ashleigh & John
To the incredible team at Annerley. Thank you so much to you all for the amazing care and support you gave us throughout our pregnancy journey. From day one you made us feel so welcome! We couldn't be more pleased with the quality of care we received along the way. My husband and I found the 'Babies and Beyond' informative and helpful and gave us opportunities to meet other lovely parents-to-be in a relaxed and fun way! With Annerley support, alongside the support of our private doctor, we have always felt like we were in the best hands and we couldn't have asked for a more sensitive, nurturing and caring service.
Jessica & Rowan
Thank you so much for all your help and support. We had relocated to Hong Kong and had no idea where to start! Fortunately, the Annerley team helped alleviate our anxieties and fears. The home visits were literally a life-saver and the breastfeeding assistance was fantastic. There is no way we would still be breastfeeding after five months, had it not been for the wonderful help. Our gorgeous boy is thriving and the Annerley team played a big part! Thanks again!
Fleur & David