Excited? Anxious?
Or Both?

We’re with you! Improve your knowledge and build your confidence for your parenting journey. Get evidence-based education from trusted healthcare professionals.

Excited? Anxious?
Or Both?

We’re with you! Improve your knowledge and build your confidence for your parenting journey. Get evidence-based education from trusted healthcare professionals.

Health Professional Led Education

Looking for a trusted, professional source of parenting education and support? Want to access up-to-date, unbiased information about pregnancy, birth, and parenthood?

Our team of enthusiastic, expert health professionals is ready to guide you through pregnancy and into parenthood. We are a modern alternative, drawing on the very latest evidence-based research. Together, let’s get ready to parent.

Ultimate Live Online Classes

Ultimate Antenatal Class

€99.00 per couple

Our famous Ultimate Antenatal Class offers expectant parents convenient class times (full day or 2 half-days)

1-to-1 email support with our midwife, from time of booking right up until 6 months post-birth

Feel at ease and confident about your parenting journey

Ultimate Hypnobirthing Class

€99.00 per couple

Our trusted healthcare professionals are here to help you prepare for a calm and positive birthing experience

You’ll get the tools, techniques, and knowledge you need to feel prepared, safe, and empowered during labour and birth

This convenient live class can be taken in one full day or over 2 half days

Ultimate Baby First Aid Class

€69.00 per couple

This 3-hour class gives new parents the confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency

Everything you need to know about caring for your child if they are sick, injured, or require CPR

Ultimate Breastfeeding Class

€69.00 per couple

In advance of the big arrival, we are here to get you ready to breastfeed

This 3.5-hour class is taught by practicing lactation consultants

Get your breastfeeding journey off to the best possible start

Ultimate Weaning Baby onto Solids Class

€49.00 per couple

This 3-hour live online class is delivered by our expert Health Professional with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information

Designed to help you understand the why, when, and how of weaning

Get the skills and confidence you need to start introducing solid foods to your baby

Free Baby Care Workshop

This FREE online Baby Care Workshop, to give you all the knowledge you need for those first few days and weeks at home with baby

This 2-hour live class will cover everything from cord care, to safe sleep

Feel better prepared and more confident for your transition to parenthood

Free Baby Safety Workshop

This FREE 90-minute online class is ideal for both existing and expectant parents

Know what to do about common baby safety issues

Giving you peace of mind

Free First 6 Weeks at Home Class

FREE 2-hour live online First 6 Weeks at Home Class with Q&A

This class is ideal for expectant parents or for those who have just had their baby (or babies!)

Be prepared for those first few weeks at home with baby

Free Introducing Baby to Solids Class

Learn how to start your feeding journey safely and confidently

Let our Expert Dietician take you step-by-step through how to start your baby on solid foods

Tailored for those whose baby is 3-5 months old

Free Intro to Hypnobirthing Class

Learn relaxation, breathing techniques and more - proven to help ease the pain of labour and birth

Get an introduction on how to best prepare for a calm and positive birthing experience

This class is taught by the country’s leading Expert Midwife Hypnobirthing Instructors

Free Prepare to Breastfeed Workshop

Learn from expert Lactation Consultants

Ideal for those considering or planning to Breastfeed

Tailored for those in their second or third trimester for pregnancy

Free Perinatal Mental Health Class

Free 2-hour class delivered by professional healthcare experts with experience in perinatal mental health

Learn about emotional wellbeing from conception to one year after baby is born

We’re here to support you

Claim a refund with your health insurance

Here at The Baby Academy, we are delighted to announce that you can claim a refund of 30%-100% on our Ultimate Antenatal Classes, Ultimate Breastfeeding Classes, Ultimate Hypnobirthing Classes and a 20% discount on our Ultimate Baby First Aid Classes and Ultimate Weaning Classes. Either mother’s or partner’s policy can be used in most cases. There are specific details we need in order to calculate your refund for you. Simply fill out the form below.

Meet The Experts

Sue

Co-founder, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Head of Childbirth Education

Jean

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Louise

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Sonia

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Elaine

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Sinéad

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Seona

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Aoife

Public Health Nurse & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Shauna

Paediatric Dietititan

Elaine

Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Children’s Emergency

Jeanne

Perinatal Mental Health Midwife

Why Our Customers Love Us

Sandra mSandra m
22:15 21 Jun 22
I have done 3 free workshops with ye so far and I love the information being shared. The baby academy is the best thing I have followed so far as this is my first pregnancy and I have learned a lot because of ye. It is very helpful too to get the slides after to refer back to them. Every midwife seems to know so much on their topics and I couldn't fault a single one. Keep doing what ye are doing and thank you for giving us the classes we need..."
Anita GAnita G
10:34 04 Jun 22
The 2 hour baby care class with Rachel was excellent! Highly recommended for first time parents. We're definitely going to sign up for some of the other courses. Thank you 🙂
Marion LeméeMarion Lemée
07:32 28 Apr 22
Thank you so much to The Baby Academy Ireland for the free workshops and the ultimate classes! With my partner we are trying to do them all as we are expecting our first child for this summer! The midwives are very nice and answer all the questions we can have. It is very interesting and we learn a lot! Thanks a million!!
Hollie FetherstonHollie Fetherston
14:34 24 Mar 22
We recently did our antenatal class with Sonia through The Baby Academy and it was brilliant . As first time parents we were feeling quite nervous about our journey ahead and we now feel so much more confident, prepared and are so well informed as what to expect. Sonia was so informative and really kept our attention by making the class thoroughly enjoyable throughout. She was so reassuring and light hearted during the class that it really has put any nerves at ease and also answered any questions we had . Being able to look back and re watch our class is also such a bonus for when our little one is here . As soon as the class was over I straight away signed up for the other classes and workshops that the baby academy has to offer. It’s great to be able to do these classes from the comfort of your own home . We can’t recommend them enough .
Caitriona mc grattanCaitriona mc grattan
12:43 25 Jan 22
Jean is just fab! My partner and I got so much from the course. It is so practical and informative; we feel very reassured. The stories that Jean peppered through the day really made the information real for us and kept us engaged. The practical tips too mean so much to use as first-time parents.I did the baby care workshop with Jean a couple of months ago and straight away booked this course because of her enthusiasm and passion.I have already recommended the other courses I have done with Baby Academy to pregnant friends, I will definitely be recommending this fab antenatal class, and the wonderful Jean, to them too.