Online Antenatal Course

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  • 7+ hours of video content (47 individual videos)
  • Closed Caption subtitles
  • An accompanying course notes booklet
  • 2 different fully editable birth preferences template to download and complete
  • Infant Feeding Support guides
  • Access to a private Facebook group for ongoing support and daily positive birth stories
  • Regular Facebook Live Q&A sessions with members of The Maternity Collective Team


The course is a fully comprehensive antenatal course. The 37 videos have been divided into different sections with each section covering a different topic. For example, one section covers preparing for labour and birth such as choosing where to give birth and how to create your ideal birth environment. Another section covers the stages of labour and birth and different choices you have. Unlike other courses, we also have a comprehensive section, delivered by Obstetrician Dr Ellie Rayner on induction of labour, assisted vaginal birth and Caesarean Section to ensure you prepared for every eventuality. The course notes booklet is for your reference throughout but has been created to be a comprehensive accompaniment to the course. It also includes a comprehensive birth bag packing list to make sure you have all the essential items you and your new baby will need.

The birth preferences template should be filled out once you have watched all the videos and completed the course, then given to those who will be supporting you in birth. The template is fully editable, with two different versions to suit everyone's needs.

You also have access to two private Facebook groups - a community of women who have previously completed The Maternity Collectives Online courses. These groups are a place you can go for ongoing support and to read all the amazing and inspiring birth stories that you'll find there. 

Within the private community there will now be regular Facebook Live Q&A sessions with members of The Maternity Collective Team. This is your opportunity to ask all of your questions in an interactive way!


The Maternity Collective is on a mission to make high quality, evidence-based antenatal education more accessible, because we passionately believe that every woman deserves access to this information and the tools to achieve the best birth possible. We understand the benefits of a positive birth and believe it is possible to make the experience a positive one however baby is born and that the key to this is feeling informed and empowered to make choices right you and your baby.

We know there are lots of barriers that prohibit women from accessing birth preparation classes including cost, location, time, childcare to name but a few. We believe our Online Complete Course removes these barriers by being affordable and accessible wherever you are* and whenever you are free. You can binge watch the videos, or watch just one an evening if you prefer a bitesize approach to learning. The choice is completely yours and you are free to progress through the course in the way that best suits you.

*so long as you have wifi


We recognise that your pregnancy, baby and new family deserve the highest quality of care from specialist individuals. Individuals that also acknowledge that no-one professional can be an expert in all areas of maternity and parenting and that working together collaboratively can provide you with high quality, accurate information in one central place. 

As a team we include an Obstetrician, a Midwife, a Lactation Consultant, a Newborn Sleep and Bonding Expert and a Paediatrician who are all clinically working healthcare professionals involved in the care of women and their babies on a daily basis. We all have specialist interests and qualifications in our own fields and are passionate about providing you with accurate, up to date, evidenced-based information to enable you to make informed choices about your care. 


After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months - across any and all devices you own. You can of course keep everything you download forever.


Once you have purchased the course and created an account for yourself, you will be sent a confirmation email which contains the link you need to login so you can access the course whenever you want. Alternatively you can login with your account details by clicking on the button below. Or if you have an iPhone or iPad you can download the iOS teachable app for free and access the course that way. You will still need to purchase the course and create an account before being able to access the course content within the app.