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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

There are antenatal courses and there are Cuidiú antenatal courses!

Cuidiú antenatal courses follow a format that is unique in antenatal education in Ireland:

Small groups sizes allow time for questions and to get to know others.
Evidence-based information imparted in an empowering, interactive and practical way.
All birth options are discussed so that you can work out how you'd like to approach labour, rather than telling you the 'right' way.

Becoming a parent is one of life's most exciting journeys and Antenatal Ireland is there to accompany you from the very beginning.  Our Cuidiú antenatal teachers provide a range of courses in a variety of group and individual format

From 14 Weeks

From 5-20 Weeks

From 5-38 Weeks

From 26-38 Weeks

Pregnancy Relax
Stretch & Breathe Courses

for women are gentle
yoga-based exercises
uniquely combined with
pregnancy and birth topics
Early pregnancy Courses.
Some teachers offer this
class for free or for a
refundable fee if a full
course is booked.
Antenatal Workshops
Short sessions focusing
on individual topics relevant
to labour, birth and parenting.
Choose the topics of particular
interest to you.
Antenatal Courses,
including Refresher
both available
in small group formats
as well as individual
private sessions.






Antenatal Course costs include membership of Cuidiú and a class reunion, and may be reclaimable from your health care provider.

Some areas include a labour ward visit. Check with your local teacher.

As a member of Cuidiú, you'll have access to all the postnatal services and activities running in your local area - from breastfeeding counsellors, baby mornings, toddler groups and much more!