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Freya's classes in Cannock were one of a kind. My partner and I learnt so much and enjoyed going every week. Her classes were tailored to tell you everything you needed to know with a no nonsense approach. The sessions were really interactive, with people sharing stories and asking questions. Sometimes we got completely off topic 🤣 but it's that sort of thing that has made us a group of mummy and daddy friends for life, sharing this wonderful experience together and Freya guiding us along the way 😍
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Alison H.
15/01/24
The Expecting classes in Cannock with Freya were absolutely fantastic; important information given in a way that was easy to understand. Freya is truly an expert in her field, and really helps you to prepare for your baby's arrival. She was incredibly kind and encouraging, and continues to be amazingly supportive even after my wee one was born. She goes above and beyond to help! She gives you sensible research-backed, and experience-backed, advice that is invaluable. She also provides the perfect setting to meet other Mums and Dads, and encouragment to form a group of lovely friends in the same position! I strongly recommend these classes; you don't just get information, you get the village you need to raise your child.
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Alexandra I.
15/01/24
My partner and I attended these classes prior to the birth of our daughter. They were really useful and we benefited a lot from attending. I cannot recommend them enough. Freya was lovely and we ended up using a lot of the information before and after the birth. The format was really accessible and the support provided via WhatsApp in the form of a group chat was superb.
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Genevieve A.
17/12/23
Freya is amazing! Freya has been, and continues to be, amazing and such a massive support, both pre and post birth. The course is so informative, and gives lots of clear answers for first time parents, where we found advice from the NHS to be vague and unclear. Dads are included as much as Mums, and there are no cringey group breathing exercises. We would highly recommend this and all of Freya's classes for first-time parents.
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Paul B.
29/09/23
Gemma is super approachable and put us completely at ease- there was no such thing as a stupid question!
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Samantha R.
09/09/23
Really enjoyed the class. Very informative and covers all the main areas of labour and early days with a newborn. It was also lovely to meet other expecting parents in the local area.
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Jade A.
09/09/23
So pleased that we signed up to these classes. Found them really useful but also enjoyable. It was a really lovely opportunity to meet couples who were also about to become new parents. Gemma is fab and goes out of her way to make everyone feel comfortable and get the most out of the sessions. Would highly recommend
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Laura C.
09/09/23
SUPERB! SUPERB! I attended Freya’s hypnobirthing class with my husband and we found it so incredibly useful! She’s full of so much knowledge and information but made it really accessible. The class was really relaxing and we feel really positive about the birth. THANK YOU!
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Sophie A.
02/09/23
Very informative classes We really enjoyed attending the antenatal classes and found them very informative. Freya creates a very relaxed environment where you feel comfortable to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have. We would really recommend the Expecting classes, they are really worth it!
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Elle P.
01/09/23
Freya is great Freya is great! Her classes are informative without being intimidating. She has so much knowledge and experience and doesn’t for d her opinion on you. She has loads of advice to give. Our classes were gifted to us from my Sister in Law as she also found her so great. Would 100% recommend Freya to anyone expecting!
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01/09/23
I would highly recommend this class to any expectant parents, Gemma is amazing and as a practising midwife is able to pass on so much knowledge and up to date information, particularly on local hospitals and services that would be difficult to find elsewhere. The course was very relaxed and friendly and I’m so glad we made the decision to do it!
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Jessica R.
09/08/23
Superb Classes and Support The classes were brilliant. Very interactive filled with lots of information that has proved extremely useful. The ongoing support and openness of the group leader is brilliant and somewhat invaluable. Highly recommend anyone expecting a baby to attend one of these courses. An absolute bargain for what is provided.
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John P.
07/08/23
Baby Massage and Yoga A comfortable safe space where I was able to enjoy and learn something new with my baby. Felt it helped us bond and make bad days turn into good ones. It was lovely to meet other Mums and share our experiences and stories together. I will miss my Mondays with Freya and our group! Definitely would recommend to any new Mum or Dad.
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Chloe
03/08/23
Expecting everything! We have become a fully converted Expecting family. Having done the antenatal courses, both my partner and I felt well informed when it came to bringing our baby boy into the world. Beyond Expecting has provided Ezra and I with a great weekly pit stop to decompress, and catch up with other Mums and babies. We have also just finished baby massage and baby yoga where we met more lovely Mums and babies and I have really enjoyed the bonding experience of some more physical/touch-based activity with baby. We love it so much my husband even did Dad’s massage. Every step of the way we have found Freya to be encouraging, calming and supportive and I’m so grateful for the communities that have been built through all these activities - I couldn’t imagine doing this baby malarkey without them!
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Maddy B.
03/08/23
Full expecting experience Me and my partner started with the expecting antenatal classes which helped us both feel more confident about the big day and the fourth trimester. I also did the Hypnobirthing course, although my little boy came so quickly I didn’t get chance to put my practise to work, I did find it very relaxing in the last few weeks of pregnancy. We then continued with Freya for baby massage, I felt so supported by Freya when he was poorly. Freya is down to earth and so empathetic. The leg massage techniques certainly helped me to keep him calm on his op day! Bertie loves Freya and all the little babies he met so much we continued with baby yoga. He had so much fun, belly laughing through most of the classes 😂. We will certainly miss our Monday hot chocolate. Highly recommend! Such a calm and welcoming atmosphere even when baby is having a grizzly day!
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Vikki L.
02/08/23
The perfect follow on from the antenatal classes from beyond expecting The baby massage and yoga classes are a great bonding experience for you and your little one! Both are perfect to do at home and packs are sent out after each session!! The sessions are great to meet mums at the same stage as you and bounce ideas or talk openly during them tough weeks when needed! Freya is so welcoming and hosts them in her home which is a cosy environment for all! Highly recommend
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Cathy H.
02/08/23
We had been recommended Freya’s classes by a few friends and we can see why! Freya’s classes were brilliant in preparing us with the right amount of information vs time to talk and involve both mums and dads to be! Freya is so welcoming with plenty of drinks and snacks too! It was a great way to meet families at the same stage and has been great to keep in touch with the group in the months after helped as well by the reunion that Freya organises before classes finish. We have also attended the beyond expecting baby group which is a lovely informal session to meet others and feel less alone as first time parents and Freya facilitates conversations with others you have things in common with so don’t worry if you are going alone! I’d recommend Freya’s classes to anyone and classes are so reasonable too! Freya’s support hasn’t stopped after the group either she goes beyond to make you feel supported whenever you have a question she’s still at the end of a phone!
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Hannah B.
21/06/23
Excellent sessions - a must for new parents! Freya’s sessions were fantastic in preparing my husband and I for the labour and birth of our first child! I truly believe because of these classes and the additional hypnobirthing course with Freya I got the unmedicated water birth I dreamt of. Without this knowledge I know I would have had more pain medication and felt less confident about giving birth. The aftercare with Freya is fantastic too any issues or questions she is the first person I contact for advice and the beyond expecting baby group is brilliant. This class is a must for new time parents!
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Cathy H.
03/05/23
These classes were recommended to us by my partner’s sister and I am so, so grateful she did!
We had scoured the internet trying to find a class we could attend as a couple that would fit around work, and Expecting did just that.
From the very first evening, Freya created a warm and welcoming atmosphere where no question was a silly one and everyone in the group was included.
I loved that partners were involved throughout, and the importance of their role was emphasised.
Freya’s wealth of knowledge and experience is one thing, but her sense of humour and openness is incomparable! Freya doesn’t indulge horror stories or ‘just you waits’ but also doesn’t sugar coat what to expect either.
I could not speak highly enough of our experience of Expecting Antenatal Classes and we both definitely feel more prepared now than we would ever have done without them.
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Becky R.
04/04/23
A fabulous, in depth & informative course! A fabulous, in depth, but informative course! We’ve absolutely loved these sessions & they’ve taught us so much. Freya is a wealth of knowledge & we particularly wanted a midwife lead class. She made us feel at ease to ask questions & the group atmosphere was welcoming, with refreshments provided. Freya has definitely alleviated a lot of worries, preparing us for our exciting journey ahead! Highly recommended.
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Anji S.
02/04/23
Fantastic and informative course. Freya is an extremely knowledgeable midwife and always happy to give advice in and out of the classroom 😊
Taking part in the class gave me and my husband a very good head start in knowledge before our baby girl arrived 😊
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Cesca B.
31/03/23
Fantastic antenatal prep! Lovely friendly atmosphere to ask any questions ☺️ and the refreshments were a nice pick-me-up too! Following this course, there is also Beyond Expecting where you can bring your babies to a nice chilled play group with other parents ☺️
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Carla C.
31/03/23
These classes were genuinely the highlight of mine and my partners week. Freya is an absolute saint who has helped us navigate our worries about becoming parents and allowed us to feel prepared! Instead of the nerves, we now await our baby with pure excitement, and feel we have the knowledge we need! The group has been a safe space where we can ask questions along the way, and each session has been amazingly informative and insightful. I cannot recommend this course enough to all expecting parents, you will not regret it!
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Laura S.
31/03/23
These classes were genuinely the highlight of mine and my partners week. Freya is an absolute saint who has helped us navigate our worries about becoming parents and allowed us to feel prepared! Instead of the nerves, we now await our baby with pure excitement, and feel we have the knowledge we need! The group has been a safe space where we can ask questions along the way, and each session has been amazingly informative and insightful. I cannot recommend this course enough to all expecting parents, you will not regret it!
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Laura S.
31/03/23
Brilliant! These classes were recommended to us by one of Freya’s previous course attendees and we couldn’t have been more impressed! Freya is so lovely, explains everything and is very easy to talk to. We’ve come away feeling very prepared and excited to meet our little man ☺️
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Alicea
31/03/23
Essential for expecting Mums and Dads Essential for expecting Mums and Dads. Freya is engaging, energetic and so accommodating. No question was left unanswered and I’ve come away from this course learning more in four weeks than I’ve learned in the past 20 years. Recommend this to everyone
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Chris F.
31/03/23
Fantastic prep for birth and beyond Fantastic prep for birth and beyond! Would totally recommend.
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miss c.
31/03/23
Amazing! Freya has a huge amount of knowledge and has been a big support both before and after our LO was born! Absolutely recommend the classes for first time parents or as a refresher!
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Zara L.
31/03/23
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Hamna J.
20/03/23
As a first time mum these classes were absolutely invaluable to me and my husband. We found the classes provided us with the know how of how to plan for labour, encouraged my husband to be my advocate right through to nappy changes and washes.
Gem has been a huge support for me in the latter stages of my pregnancy and into the early weeks of motherhood and I don’t doubt she will be there is I need her in the future. She is so knowledgable and her time in the NHS as a midwife really shows in everything she does in the groups.
Not only has Gem given us the knowledge to make the early weeks of parenthood that little easier she has bought new friends into my life, which when you’re stuck is such a huge help in being able to offload, be supported and share ideas with each other. I would honestly recommend these groups to any parents-to-be! Gem you’re amazing! X
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Grace H.
12/03/23
We loved Gemma's antenatal classes, they were so informative and enjoyable. We also had a lovely group and the reunion was a great idea. Would highly recommend.
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Lizzie B.
12/03/23
Really informative classes to help prepare you for your first arrivals. Relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to ask questions or advice, being midwife led gave us a much greater insight!
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Alex G.
13/02/23
Fantastic and informative class. Freya is extremely knowledgeable and always happy to give advice. Taking part in the class gave a great overview for what was to come and helped to prepare as much as possible.
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Craig S.
17/01/23
Fantastic and informative class Fantastic and informative class. Freya is extremely knowledgeable and always happy to give advice. Taking part in the class gave a great overview for what was to come and helped to prepare as much as possible.
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17/01/23
I found Freya’s classes from searching on Google and could not fault them one bit. Freya made us both feel so at ease and gave us a wealth of information in a friendly and easy to understand way. Every class was broken down and we met a great group of parents to be. Freya’s videos, exercises and the nursery she used was just what we needed before our baby arrived. I would recommend her to all new parents and can’t wait to start the baby massage classes next month. Thank you so much! Yasmin x
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Yasmin P.
05/01/23
I found Freya’s classes from searching on Google and could not fault them one bit. Freya made us both feel so at ease and gave us a wealth of information in a friendly and easy to understand way. Every class was broken down and we met a great group of parents to be. Freya’s videos, exercises and the nursery she used was just what we needed before our baby arrived. I would recommend her to all new parents and can’t wait to start the baby massage classes next month. Thank you so much! Yasmin x
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Yasmin P.
05/01/23
We were recommended Freya’s antenatal classes by our community midwife and they were brilliant. Freya has a wealth of knowledge and has continued to help us post classes. 100% recommend!
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Lucy A.
05/01/23
I would 100% recommend these classes! Freya is so welcoming and friendly, she really puts you at ease. The course information was really useful and the WhatsApp group after has been really wonderful keeping us all connected. Freya continues to offer support, guidance and reassurance which is invaluable as a new first time mom.
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Jessica O.
05/01/23
Freya’s Expecting antenatal classes came highly recommended by a handful of people I knew, and did not disappoint. We learnt so much and Freya was very friendly and knowledgable and made us feel like no question was a silly one. It was nice to meet other expecting parents, who we’ve kept in touch with. I would definitely recommend!
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Amy B.
05/01/23
I can't recommend these classes highly enough. We felt so much more informed after the sessions and it really helped to take away the nerves. It was also so lovely meeting other expecting couples and the support we have received afterwards has been invaluable. Thank you Freya!
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Kirsty M.
05/01/23
We absolutely loved the Expecting Antenatal classes! Freya was so informative, yet the classes were extremely relaxed and informal. We felt comfortable enough to ask all of our ‘stupid questions’ knowing that Freya would answer them honestly.
It allowed us to meet other first time parents and the WhatsApp group that Freya set up has been invaluable. It has been lovely going to other classes (including Beyond Expecting and Baby Massage) with these girls now too.
Would recommend these classes to anyone that’s expecting!
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Jess J.
05/01/23
The classes were great. Myself and my husband both learned a lot. Freya was super friendly and knowledgeable. She also encouraged the group to bond so we all had ongoing support from each other and Freya even after the classes were completed which was great! Would definitely recommend.
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Joanne L.
05/01/23
My husband and I did Freya’s prenatal classes and we couldn’t recommend her enough! The classes are really helpful and the post baby support has also been fantastic. Lovely lady and you get to meet other mummy’s also due around the same time
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Bobby B.
05/01/23
Fantastic! I can't recommend these classes highly enough. We felt so much more informed after the sessions and it really helped to take away the nerves. It was also so lovely meeting other expecting couples and the support we have received afterwards has been invaluable. Thank you Freya!
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Kirsty m.
05/01/23
Essential to anyone that’s expecting! We absolutely loved the Expecting Antenatal classes! Freya was so informative, yet the classes were extremely relaxed and informal. We felt comfortable enough to ask all of our ‘stupid questions’ knowing that Freya would answer them honestly. It allowed us to meet other first time parents and the WhatsApp group that Freya set up has been invaluable. It has been lovely going to other classes (including Beyond Expecting and Baby Massage) with these girls now too. Would recommend these classes to anyone that’s expecting!
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Jess
05/01/23
Fantastic antenatal classes! I found Freya’s classes from searching on Google and could not fault them one bit. Freya made us both feel so at ease and gave us a wealth of information in a friendly and easy to understand way. Every class was broken down and we met a great group of parents to be. Freya’s videos, exercises and the nursery she used was just what we needed before our baby arrived. I would recommend her to all new parents and can’t wait to start the baby massage classes next month. Thank you so much! Yasmin x
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Yasmin A.
05/01/23
Can't recommend Freya enough! Can't recommend Freya enough! We did the hypno-birthing course and the antenatal classes in Stafford and I absolutely recommend both! My husband and I learnt so much ahead of the arrival of our little girl! I also hired a TENS machine from Freya which was an absolute god send during contractions! Freya was also at the end of the phone through-out labour, leaving me messages and voice notes throughout! Since having our little girl I have attended the Beyond Expecting group and now the baby massage classes, and again loving both! It's so nice being in the WhatsApp groups with the others from both the antenatal class and the baby massage class, as we're all there to support each other and help each other when we have questions. Thanks for everything Freya!
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Kate T.
05/01/23
From a dad's perspective i didn't think i needed to go to any of the below, typical man bravado.

However ended up attending all the anti natal classes with my wife to be Lisa, and signed up for a dad's baby massage class too.

Freya puts you at ease with your life changing event, and makes it feel less daunting in the process. It's also nice to share this process with others in the class, you all go through it together if you know what i mean.

I felt i learnt a lot from both classes and i still use some of the techniques i was taught 5 months later. I also made some friends in the process too.

Can't praise Freya and Jake highly enough.

So what are you waiting for? get it booked already! 😁
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John W.
24/12/22
Really lovely informative sessions with Gemma & Freya. Classes were nice and informal which made us feel very relaxed
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Sarah-Jane R.
09/11/22
Great classes, can’t recommend highly enough. Really helped me deal with the pre-baby nerves! Gem was so helpful, always providing additional tips and advice…she answered all my questions so comprehensively (no matter how daft they were!), I felt that little bit more prepared to take on the exciting challenge ahead. Since we’ve had our little one, she’s been great at keeping everyone from the classes in touch and helped us to form a great little community of new parents.
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Dave T.
09/11/22
Really good classes, we had a great time and found them really useful. Gemma is an engaging teacher and enthusiastic, always happy to answer questions. It is so useful to have the benefit of a local midwife who can give you information relevant to your hospital and Trust. Thank you!
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Lauren V.
28/10/22
Great classes, can’t recommend highly enough. Really helped me deal with the pre-baby nerves!

Gem was so helpful, always providing additional tips and advice…she answered all my questions so comprehensively (no matter how daft they were!), I felt that little bit more prepared to take on the exciting challenge ahead.

Since we’ve had our little one, she’s been great at keeping everyone from the classes in touch and helped us to form a great little community of new parents.
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Dave T.
26/10/22
Brilliant Classes - Highly Recommend The Expecting antenatal classes were absolutely fantastic and really helped prepare us both for the birth and ease us into the first stages of parenthood.
Freya's personable approach really does help to set the mind at rest as first time parents - no questions go unanswered and nothing is too much trouble for her; even being right on the other end of the phone for extra reassurance and guidance. The level of content in each course is spot on, the additional classes have also been fantastic, and to top it off we have met lovely fellow first time parents and look forward to the baby reunion!
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Greg A.
14/08/22
I cannot recommend these classes… I cannot recommend these classes enough.!

Freya was amazing and so welcoming in our classes making us feel like no question was to silly. We learnt so much and really feel like it made becoming parents that little less scary.

we have come away with a great support network and a lovely new set of friends.
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Kelly M.
13/08/22
100% recommended Freya’s antenatal classes were absolutely fantastic, especially for us as first time parents. Expecting was recommended by our community midwife and we are so glad that we booked. Despite feeling very clueless initially, Freya immediately put us at ease and we learnt so much. Freya takes the time to answer all questions and nothing is too much trouble. We also had to call on Freya for help once our baby girl was born as we had issues with latching and feeding and she was amazing.

Not only did we learn so much we have also made some new friends and we are very much looking forward to our reunion to meet the gorgeous new arrivals.

We can’t thank you enough Freya and would definitely recommend your classes to all parents!
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Jenna H.
13/08/22
Absolutely essential! This course was absolutely brilliant, and now that we have had our first child and looking back at the classes, I would say they are absolutely essential.

Freya was so welcoming and put us at ease from the first moment, we couldn't have got to where we are now without her ongoing support.

Not only did we get access to all of Freya's knowledge and experience, we came away with a great support network and better still, a set of new friends.
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Tom C.
12/08/22
After learning I was pregnant, my husband and I were keen to learn the ropes as we were expecting our first child and had no idea. We found Freya's Expecting classes via Google and were amazed at the fantastic reviews left by others so we knew this was the class we wanted to attend. Freya was amazing in the way she delivered the sessions, covering everything you need to look after a newborn. With Freya being a practicing midwife, she was aware of all the up to date guidance so was able to inform us of these which made us feel confident in caring for our child when the time came. Freya also gave us access to electronic resources that so we could refer back to whenever we needed it. The classes are so relaxed and enjoyable and she also made these sessions practical. I would highly recommend these sessions with Freya at Expecting.
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Vandana G.
11/08/22
After learning I was pregnant, my husband and I were keen to learn the ropes as we were expecting our first child and had no idea. We found Freya's Expecting classes via Google and were amazed at the fantastic reviews left by others so we knew this was the class we wanted to attend. Freya was amazing in the way she delivered the sessions, covering everything you need to look after a newborn. With Freya being a practicing midwife, she was aware of all the up to date guidance so was able to inform us of these which made us feel confident in caring for our child when the time came. Freya also gave us access to electronic resources that so we could refer back to whenever we needed it. The classes are so relaxed and enjoyable and she also made these sessions practical. I would highly recommend these sessions with Freya at Expecting.
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Vandana B.
11/08/22
When I got pregnant, I knew I wanted to do some anenatel classes with my partner and I found this class online, and I'm so glad I did! It was such a great class, everyone was so nice and Freya made every session so insightful, which was great for me being a new mum. It was very good for my partner too, as he felt he learnt so much from this course.
I learnt about useful tools, I never knew about and it definitely helped me with my birthing experience!
So overall I would highly recommend this course!
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Sophie D.
10/08/22
As first time parents we got recommended to go here by the midwife and we are very glad we did.
Freya is very knowledgeable, welcoming and always happy to help. She was able to send us the first two videos of the session due to me and my partner having covid which we were very grateful for as we got to watch it in our time and not miss out on anything.
The sessions are well structured, relaxed and everybody has a good time.
Would definitely recommend this to anybody who wants to attend antinatal classes.
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Rebecca D.
06/08/22
1000% recommend Was recommended by a friend and I am so grateful for it. The whole class has been incredible. Met some amazing friends by attending. Would 1000% recommend.
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Jessica C.
04/08/22
We managed to squeeze in to some sessions with Freya and we are so glad we did. It's given us both much more confidence in becoming parents and what to expect in every circumstance. She gives great advice and explains each topic very clearly, without sugar-coating anything - which has been great for us!

We've met some lovely couples, and potential friends to share our journey. We loved the classes, and the cost is absolutely worth every penny.

Thank you Freya.
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Nikole E.
03/08/22
Helpful and knowlegable Midwife, constructive delivery of information so it's easy to remember everything! would highly recommend these classes. Great for partners too.
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Claire R.
03/08/22
One of the best investments one can… One of the best investments one can make preparing for a New Arrival.. my midwife had recommended Freya’s Antenatal Classes and I ended up booking the Antenatal classes as well as hypno birthing sessions. For the amount you pay the knowledge and information provided is so much more valuable. Also a brilliant opportunity to meet other parents to be and you get to share your experiences, worries and Freya is so amazing with advising even once the sessions are completed. So so pleased with my decision on joining these classes. Highly highly recommended.
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Navreet S.
03/08/22
100% recommend these classes, they’re amazing! Being a midwife, Gemma is incredibly knowledgeable and made us feel so much more confident about becoming parents! Especially as my experience with babies extended as far as holding them… There were great recommendations for products and what not to use and we feel that we couldn’t have been without them now! Also there’s always plenty of snacks!! 👍
Looking forward to our reunion! Thank you Gemma!
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Lewis S.
30/07/22
Amazing classes - not the sit in a circle and chant class that many of us were expecting lol 🙂
Really knowledgeable and gave us all balanced information about what options are available to us.
Glad that we have confidence in what's coming, we don't have to muddle through it all and we can enjoy every second
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Peter L.
07/06/22
positive review This was recommended by my midwife and I’m so glad we went. Not only was it informative for me but for my husband also - who really benefitted from the knowledge. Freya is really supportive inside and outside of the sessions. Met many expecting mums who I stay in contact with now and has been a life saver to meet other people who are going through the same thing as you. Would definitely recommend ❤️ thank you so much Freya 🥰
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Em C.
24/05/22
positive review Freya was really welcoming and so approachable! She gave great advice and answered all of my questions.
The classes were informative and I learnt a number of things that I didn't know before.
Not to mention, I made some friends from the class! It's so lovely to be able to talk to other mamas in the same boat.
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Aimée C.
24/05/22
positive review Really enjoyed Expecting Classes. Both my husband and I learned so much and felt prepared for what was to come, particularly the birth. It was also a great way to meet other expectant moms to share the experience with. I would definitely recommend these classes, as my sister in law did to me after attending ten years ago.
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Lauren H.
23/05/22
positive review freya was really lovely and welcoming. very informative classes with questions and options explored. even made some mummy friends from it
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Hollie L.
23/05/22
Informative and enjoyable Really enjoyed Expecting Classes. Both my husband and I learned so much and felt prepared for what was to come, particularly the birth. It was also a great way to meet other expectant moms to share the experience with. I would definitely recommend these classes, as my sister in law did to me after attending ten years ago.
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Lauren P.
23/05/22
Thoroughly enjoyable experience! My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the Expecting Antenatal Classes and was a great experience meeting other expecting parents to be. Freya was very informative, funny and has been a great support when myself or any other of the ladies in my group had any concerns or worries for their babies after birth and was very quick to respond and help out. It certainly made the experience feel more personalised and was worth every penny investing in this course. Plus the sweet treats/refreshments were a lovely bonus! 😃
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Miss N.
21/05/22
Excellent classes Excellent classes! Helped a lot and certainly gave us a reality check 😂 would 100% recommend
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Craig W.
20/05/22
Expecting Jan 22 We attended Expecting classes with Freya in January 2022 and after completing the course felt so much more at ease about the birth of our daughter. The format of the class worked really well and from a partners perspective, there was plenty for me to get involved in too. There was a great range of activities and the course covered a great range of topics. Thanks again Freya!
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Joe F.
20/05/22
positive review We attended the Expecting class in January 2022. The classes were very informative and engaging. Freya gave pragmatic advice and was non judgmental in respect of what can sometimes be contentious topics (for example she advocates that ‘fed is best’ rather than ‘breast is best’).

The class sizes are small so we had plenty of time to get to know the other couples in our class. We were also able to ask Freya lots of questions during the course, which was really useful as she’s a qualified midwife with many years of experience.

We also appreciated being able to ask Freya questions via WhatsApp after the completion of the course. The advice Freya gave us during my early labour and in the initial weeks post birth was invaluable.

Freya is an extremely competent and passionate midwife and my husband and I would highly recommend her classes to all expecting parents.
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Laura W.
17/05/22
We went to Freya’s Expecting classes in January 2022. The classes were very informative and engaging. Freya gave pragmatic advice and was non judgmental in respect of what can sometimes be contentious topics (for example she advocates that ‘fed is best’ rather than ‘breast is best’).

The class sizes are small so we had plenty of opportunities to get to know the other couples in our class. We were also able to ask Freya lots of questions during the course, which was really useful as she’s a qualified midwife with many years of experience.

We also appreciated being able to ask Freya questions via WhatsApp after the completion of the course. The advice Freya gave us during my early labour and in the initial weeks post birth was invaluable.

Freya is an extremely competent and passionate midwife and my husband and I would highly recommend her classes to all expecting parents.
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Laura D.
17/05/22
positive review Freya was absolutely amazing throughout! I attended both the hypnobirthing and antenatal classes and found them so informative and beneficial in preparing me for my little ones birth and first few weeks. Freya is so friendly, approachable and always took the time to respond to messages and chat at the end of the sessions if we had any questions or concerns. She made us feel at ease and reassured us that no questions were “stupid questions”. The classes were always very relaxed and a great size- a perfect way to meet other parents-to-be. I would highly recommend Freya’s sessions to anyone looking to take part in antenatal classes! We can’t thank her enough for all her help !
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Georgie C.
17/05/22
Brilliant antenatal class! We attended the Expecting Classes in January 2022. The classes were very informative and engaging. Freya gave pragmatic advice and was non judgmental in respect of what can sometimes be contentious topics (for example she advocates that ‘fed is best’ rather than ‘breast is best’).

The class sizes are small so we had plenty of opportunities to get to know the other couples in our class. We were also able to ask Freya lots of questions during the course, which was really useful as she’s a qualified midwife with many years of experience.

We also appreciated being able to ask Freya questions via WhatsApp after the completion of the course. The advice Freya gave us during my early labour and in the initial weeks post birth was invaluable.

Freya is an extremely competent and passionate midwife and my husband and I would highly recommend her classes to all expecting parents.
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Laura D.
17/05/22
Took part in Jan 22 classes - loaded with information that helped us through, great opportunity to meet other parents and Freya was lovely! Informative for both mums and dads so definitely worth it!
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Georgie R.
16/05/22
We were very impressed with the Expecting Antenatal classes. They really make you well informed and very well-prepared. We feel we wouldn’t be as prepared for labour without these classes. We really got a-lot of information from every class and there were plenty of tips and good ideas to take away. There was a lovely welcoming and friendly atmosphere and you were made to feel part of a supportive group. My husband and I highly recommend these classes. Worth every penny.
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Charmaine W.
18/04/22
Me and my GF attended the expecting classes with Gemma prior to our first child. The classes were brilliant, really informative and lots of information. Nothing was too silly to ask and really good being led my a midwife. Gemma made us feel relaxed and at ease. Would 100% reccomend to expecting parents. Thanks Gemma! 🙂
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Joshua B.
23/03/22
We’d highly recommend the anti natal classes run by Gemma. They’re extremely informative and we both felt more prepared for the birth of our baby and how to meet their needs in the early days. The classes were invaluable and helped us to make informed choices. Gemma was a great source of support during and after our anti natal course and has been able to offer lots of reassurance. It’s nice being able to speak to other couples at a similar stage to yourself and I’ve been lucky to reconnect with a friend from years ago through the classes.
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Sara P.
23/03/22
I’ll be honest here. I was advised by peers to enrol with NCT, but for many reasons I had this strong gut instinct which made me opt for Freya’s antenatal classes instead.
And THAT was the best decision I’ve made!

Despite being a doctor couple, as first time parents, we were humbly unaware of anything to do with parenting/ labour/ child birth/ feeding. We were nervous about crash landing into childbirth and parenthood with no preparedness.

But Freya’s classes have been the saviour. At the end of her classes, we not only felt educated, but also ready and confident for the new change!
Her course material takes you through all that you need to know as responsible parents. Additionally, she manages to respond to all your queries with the promptness and sincerity that makes of feel guilty about paying such a small fees for the entire course.

Finally, her hypnobirthing content was a magic tool for daily practice. The perfect testimony to all her guidance and hypnobirthing sessions was the fact that despite being a primi, I glided through labour within
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Shivangi D.
09/03/22
She delivers far more than just classes! She has a healing touch of her own! I’ll be honest here. I was advised by peers to enrol with NCT, but for many reasons I had this strong gut instinct which made me opt for Freya’s antenatal classes instead.
And THAT was the best decision I’ve made!

Despite being a doctor couple, as first time parents, we were humbly unaware of anything to do with parenting/ labour/ child birth/ feeding. We were nervous about crash landing into childbirth and parenthood with no preparedness.

But Freya’s classes have been the saviour. At the end of her classes, we not only felt educated, but also ready and confident for the new change!
Her course material takes you through all that you need to know as responsible parents. Additionally, she manages to respond to all your queries with the promptness and sincerity that makes of feel guilty about paying such a small fees for the entire course.

Finally, her hypnobirthing content was a magic tool for daily practice. The perfect testimony to all her guidance and hypnobirthing sessions was the fact that despite being a primi, I glided through labour within <10 hrs in total, and the impact of utilising the techniques during labour was so beneficial that I needed as little as simply paracetamol for the entire process!

I have continued using the hypnobirthing resources for relaxation even post partum ! Can’t recommend this enough!
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Shivangi D.
09/03/22
Brilliant. I can't praise Freya or the course highly enough.

As first time parents we enrolled onto the antenatal classes which were excellent. Freya explains everything clearly and calmly in a very accessible & digestible way.

The course offered a good level of detail and at no point did it feel condescending or as if there were bits missing. Really really useful and definitely helped us.

In addition, Freya has been on hand to answer all of our questions, concerns and worries. She always replies quickly and makes sure to offer full, honest and professional answers / advice. If every company or service provider could be even half as responsive as Freya, they'd be doing well.

Overall, the course and Freya have helped us enormously. Fabulous value for money and worth every single penny.

If you're wondering whether to book, my advice is yes, you should - you will not regret it. When you have a burning question that you just want reassuring on, you'll be glad to have Freya on your side that's for sure.

There are no negatives to mention whatsoever and we are very glad we found Freya!
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Adam K.
27/02/22
Brilliant. I can't praise Freya or the course highly enough.

As first time parents we enrolled onto the antenatal classes which were excellent. Freya explains everything clearly and calmly in a very accessible & digestible way.

The course offered a good level of detail and at no point did it feel condescending or as if there were bits missing. Really really useful and definitely helped us.

In addition, Freya has been on hand to answer all of our questions, concerns and worries. She always replies quickly and makes sure to offer full, honest and professional answers / advice. If every company or service provider could be even half as responsive as Freya, they'd be doing well.

Overall, the course and Freya have helped us enormously. Fabulous value for money and worth every single penny.

If you're wondering whether to book, my advice is yes, you should - you will not regret it. When you have a burning question that you just want reassuring on, you'll be glad to have Freya on your side that's for sure.

There are no negatives to mention whatsoever and we are very glad we found Freya!
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Adam F.
27/02/22
Brilliant. I can't praise Freya or the course highly enough.

As first time parents we enrolled onto the antenatal classes which were excellent. Freya explains everything clearly and calmly in a very accessible & digestible way.

The course offered a good level of detail and at no point did it feel condescending or as if there were bits missing. Really really useful and definitely helped us.

In addition, Freya has been on hand to answer all of our questions, concerns and worries. She always replies quickly and makes sure to offer full, honest and professional answers / advice. If every company or service provider could be even half as responsive as Freya, they'd be doing well.

Overall, the course and Freya have helped us enormously. Fabulous value for money and worth every single penny.

If you're wondering whether to book, my advice is yes, you should - you will not regret it. When you have a burning question that you just want reassuring on, you'll be glad to have Freya on your side that's for sure.

There are no negatives to mention whatsoever and we are very glad we found Freya!
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Adam J.
27/02/22
Absolutely brilliant Brilliant. I can't praise Freya or the course highly enough.

As first time parents we enrolled onto the antenatal classes which were excellent. Freya explains everything clearly and calmly in a very accessible & digestible way.

The course offered a good level of detail and at no point did it feel condescending or as if there were bits missing. Really really useful and definitely helped us.

In addition, Freya has been on hand to answer all of our questions, concerns and worries. She always replies quickly and makes sure to offer full, honest and professional answers / advice. If every company or service provider could be even half as responsive as Freya, they'd be doing well.

Overall, the course and Freya have helped us enormously. Fabulous value for money and worth every single penny.

If you're wondering whether to book, my advice is yes, you should - you will not regret it. When you have a burning question that you just want reassuring on, you'll be glad to have Freya on your side that's for sure.

There are no negatives to mention whatsoever and we are very glad we found Freya!
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Adam F.
27/02/22
Full day antenatal class I attended an all day antenatal class with my partner. Freya was friendly and the class was informative. We left feeling more confident in preparation for birth and after. I look forward to reviewing videos closer to my birth date and seeing the group at the reunion.
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Ayesha B.
25/02/22
We had a fabulous experience with Gemma at the Expecting classes. It's so good to hear all of the info whilst being able to ask questions (and I asked an awful lot). Gemma is wonderful at reassuring and is good at giving you statistic and evidence backed facts (my husband loved this). I loved the class on pain management techniques and these have been good to practice leading up to the birth. So glad we got to do it in person after Covid - though i'm sure online would have still been fab. The resources on the expecting website (hospital bag list etc...) we're also helpful.

It was fab to have a chance to meet other new parents and the group chat with everyone on was also a life saver. Sometimes it's just good to know what you're experiencing is normal. I've made some mum friends already and also can't wait for the reunion once all of the babies are here! Can't thank Gemma enough - was totally worth the cost and we both feel so much better and more ready for when baby is here.
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bethaaydee
22/02/22
We recently attended the antenatal classes with Freya and it was brilliant. It was so informative, helpful and we felt comfortable from the start. It gave us chance to think and discuss as a couple things we hadn’t even thought about. Really put our minds at ease and I cannot fault any of the session we had with her.
I would recommend Freya if you are looking for a good and reliable antenatal session from the start of labour to the first few weeks and everything else in between. Thanks again Freya!
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Emma T.
20/02/22
My fella and I really enjoyed this course. Gemma is friendly and very knowledgeable. Not only is the course content useful but Gemma is happy for you to ask questions at the end too. It put my mind at ease and gave me some things to think about.
We had a reunion a few weeks ago, so we got to meet the babies! I have also come away with friends as a nice bonus! Thanks for everything Gemma!
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Kate L.
10/02/22
Really helpful for me as a birth partner. Builds confidence in the knowledge that I now have on how to support my wife during birth
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robert f.
04/02/22
My husband and I have just finished an expecting class with Gemma and found it super helpful and informative. Gemma’s knowledge is very reassuring and the class also gave us the opportunity to meet other new parents to be, thank you for a great class!
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Amelia B.
04/02/22
I cannot recommend the expecting classes highly enough! The 4 week course was extremely informative and really well thought out. Gemma was really approachable and created a fun, friendly environment for everyone.
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Matt N.
03/02/22
As first time parents of twins this class proved invaluable in regards to the information and guidance we were given.

It covered all areas of our journey from going into hospital, all the way through to caring for a little ones when we got them home. All this was done in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, not only have we learnt some invaluable stuff, we’ve also come away with some new friends. Thank you for everything.
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Long F.
17/01/22
My husband and I took part in the online antenatal course and attended the virtual hypnobirthing course as well.

We found both to be invaluable; the antenatal videos taught us so much and were really easy to follow and understand. We then had a video call with Freya to answer any questions.
The hypnobirthing course was really insightful and the breathing techniques came in very useful during labour and will no doubt help out in other situations in the future.

Since registering for the courses Freya has been in contact with us, offering support and guidance throughout, helping us prepare for the birth of our baby and also following his birth.

Freya offers so much more than we expected, we were given so much practical, valuable advice from a friendly, helpful and approachable midwife who is super knowledgeable, we would absolutely recommend her and all of the services she offers.
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Stacey F.
20/12/21
Excellent Antenatal Classes and Support My husband and I took part in the online antenatal course and attended the virtual hypnobirthing course as well.

We found both to be invaluable; the antenatal videos taught us so much and were really easy to follow and understand. We then had a video call with Freya to answer any questions.
The hypnobirthing course was really insightful and the breathing techniques came in very useful during labour and will no doubt help out in other situations in the future.

Since registering for the courses Freya has been in contact with us, offering support and guidance throughout, helping us prepare for the birth of our baby and also following his birth.

Freya offers so much more than we expected, we were given so much practical, valuable advice from a friendly, helpful and approachable midwife who is super knowledgeable, we would absolutely recommend her and all of the services she offers.
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Stacey F.
20/12/21
Expecting Antenatal Classes is the best investment I’ve ever made as a first-time-mum! I can’t even put into words the experience!

Freya is incredibly welcoming, she instantly puts you at ease and it’s great for partners to attend the class. You learn so much and no question is too weird or not been asked before!

But the best part of the entire class, is the friends you make following it. During the course, we would have small talk between the couples - now, 5 months after the birth, I have friends for life! Maternity leave is far from lonely, we meet weekly to share birth stories, baby changes, home life and most importantly how WE are feeling. Not only have I made friends for life, my little girl has babies her age she will grow up with.

Honestly, the best money you will ever spend. From start to finish and beyond, it’s the best decision we ever made!
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Kelly D.
05/12/21
The classes are amazing! In the 4 sessions, we gained so much knowledge and, as first time parents, feel a lot more confident in all things baby! Freya is great- very supportive and able to answer all questions. The sessions are practical but fun too.
Would definitely recommend!
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Faye L.
27/11/21
Absolutely loved the antenatal classes with Freya. I attended the classes with my boyfriend we learnt a lot of useful information that we wouldn't of known if we didn't. Nothing seemed to be left uncovered and there were plenty of opportunities to ask any questions. We are first time parents and it helped us massively. Would definitely recommend.
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Lisa H.
27/11/21
These classes are excellent! These classes are excellent! So much information covered in a fun and practical way. As first time parents, we needed as much support and advice as we could get and these classes definitely didn’t fail. Freya is extremely welcoming and goes above and beyond to answer every question we had (both in class and on the WhatsApp group). Thank you! Highly recommend to anyone!
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Faye L.
27/11/21
Freya is amazing! Always on hand to give advice and no question is too silly! The classes were always informative and put myself and my husbands mind at ease! Highly recommend!
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Melanie W.
26/11/21
Great course for first time parents! Freya runs a fantastic course which me and my husband found incredibly informative, helpful and put our minds at ease being first time parents! Freya not only provided 4 useful videos, but plenty of print outs with more information. We also attended the hypnobirthing class which I 100% recommend if you want to feel more relaxed and prepared for your labour day! Freya also provided a 1-1 Zoom call where she spoke to us at length with plenty of more tips and advice, which we were super greatful for. Would definitely recommend her courses! Thank you. Kayleigh
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Kayleigh
08/10/21
Fantastic Antenatal Class My husband and I attended a full day session at Stafford with Freya and were really impressed! We’d been debating whether we needed to go to an antenatal class but decided pretty late on we should just go, and as such struggled to find a class we could complete before 38 weeks. When we found Freya we were delighted to see she offered a single day option and booked immediately.Freya explained things really well and was keen to get us to engage and ask any questions we had. We both came out feeling far more prepared than we did going in and we’d highly recommend both the Expecting classes and doing it in a day session!
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Claire C.
25/09/21
Can't recommend this course highly enough. Not only for the structured course content which genuinely helped us so much, but for the extra support outside of classes too. I felt so much more prepared and empowered for labour as a first-timer based on knowledge from the classes that would never have occurred to me, but I also got to meet a fantastic bunch of people and I think we've all really enjoyed celebrating each of our arrivals and sharing our experiences/advice so far. Gemma has been a true legend and was ultimately the first person to know I was in labour after I reached out to her for advice when I couldn't get through to the hospital straight away. Her knowledge, help and support can't be underestimated!! Can't wait for the group reunion!
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Ellie R.
22/09/21
These classes take you through everything from pain relief options in labour to feeding, bathing and looking after your baby. Gemma is fantastic and there are no awkward role play activities. As a first time mum these classes are the only training you get and I’m so glad I decided to enrol!
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Claire P.
22/09/21
Fully recommend these classes! I've attended with both my pregnancies, hosted by both Freya and Gemma, and can say wholeheartedly that I found the information invaluable. The sessions are comfortable, laid back and super informative. Whilst you can read all this stuff in your baby books or online, having it collated and explained to you by midwives is so much better! With my first child, I found the information easy to absorb and crucial to how I handled labour and recovery. The support network this last time round has been comforting, too, having the group just a txt away has been really handy.
It's not just a bunch of 'mum stuff' either, the partners are really involved and considered throughout the sessions. And most importantly, there's tea and biscuits!
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N G.
22/09/21
We attended the full day intense class… We attended the full day intense class at Stafford with Freya and were very very impressed. I walked in feeling nervous and really not knowing a thing but left feeling much more confident and prepared. Freya is very open minded and talked about all different options for everything without any forced opinions which I thought was fantastic. We also left with access to all the content covered in the class which I will be looking at again closer to birth. Freya also sets up a group chat for all the mums and is always open to any questions etc which is so helpful particularly when it's your first! I can't recommend these classes enough. My husband and I were extremely impressed. So, if your looking for a class I would definitely go with Expecting!
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Katie H.
22/09/21
me and my husband James went on an all day expecting antenatal course and it was brilliant! Freya is lovely and so willing to chat and answer any questions you have. we would definitely reccomend doing this course, it is very informative and prepares you as much as you can be prepared. Thank you Freya, you were amazing!
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Serena J.
08/09/21
Freya's classes were absolutely brilliant: they were informative, concise, reassuring and really helpful. I found Freya's classes enabled me to prepare for my birthing experience in a relaxed environment and with someone who is experienced and knowledgeable - not just pages of notes from Google filled with jargon. Freya takes her time to explain everything you need to know (often using visuals to help) and addresses common misconceptions so that you can make the best and most informed choices - both pre and post birth. I also loved that Freya was available to speak to as well; this was a wonderful added extra and meant that any questions I had after the classes were answered. I cannot thank Freya enough for her advice and guidance - especially the advice on getting through labour. Whilst I was in labour, many of Freya's techniques were mentioned by my midwife (another amazing woman in the field) and so I felt empowered that these methods were going to get me and my little family through the birthing experience. Thank you, Freya. Keep doing what you're doing because it made a difference for me and it will continue to do so for many more expectant mothers. ❤️ X
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Beckie L.
03/09/21
Great experience - informative & a great opportunity to meet other expected mums and couples.
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Jo H.
03/09/21
We highly recommend these courses!! My husband & I are first time parents and so we signed up to Freya's Hypnobirthing online class, and the antenatal classes too, after they were recommendedby a friend. These are now running in person (as Covid restrictions have lifted) but there is an online option for you to access them from anywhere in the world! I can't tell you how useful they've all been! We were sceptical about the hypnobirthing but really enjoyed it & have taken away some valuable tips and definitely recommend anyone giving it a go!The antenatal classes have put us very much at ease and definitely helped to prepare us for what may come our way from birth & early parenthood. The course is very well structured and easy to follow. We felt very comfortable at the classes and found it a great opportunity to ask any questions (both in person, via text during the week, or via a WhatsApp group for all the parents on the course). Freya was able to answer any questions that we had, as well as offer great advice and point us in the right direction if there was additional information that we wanted. The course was also a great opportunity to speak to other parents too, and to realise that we aren't alone on this journey.We highly recommend Freya, and are very grateful for her time, support & the resources that she provided (and of course the great snacks too) 😀. Thank you!!
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Rach
03/09/21
Freya is fantastic! Freya's classes were absolutely brilliant: they were informative, concise, reassuring and really helpful. I found Freya's classes enabled me to prepare for my birthing experience in a relaxed environment and with someone who is experienced and knowledgeable - not just pages of notes from Google filled with jargon. Freya takes her time to explain everything you need to know (often using visuals to help) and addresses common misconceptions so that you can make the best and most informed choices - both pre and post birth. I also loved that Freya was available to speak to as well; this was a wonderful added extra and meant that any questions I had after the classes were answered. I cannot thank Freya enough for her advice and guidance - especially the advice on getting through labour. Whilst I was in labour, many of Freya's techniques were mentioned by my midwife (another amazing woman in the field) and so I felt empowered that these methods were going to get me and my little family through the birthing experience. Thank you, Freya. Keep doing what you're doing because it made a difference for me and it will continue to do so for many more expectant mothers. ❤️ X
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Beck
03/09/21
The classes were great for new… The classes were great for new mums/couples. Informative, relaxed & friendly. We would recommend 😀
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JHE
03/09/21
As first time parents with very little experience with children, we booked the antenatal classes and the hypnobirthing classes; not knowing what to expect.
When we arrived to the antenatal class, Freya was warm and welcoming and everyone in the class was instantly at ease. The sessions are so informative and we learnt information we expected to but also so much more! Her approach towards leading the class is amazing you never feel like any questions is too silly and she really takes her time to listen to everyone. We came away from every session really amazed by how much knowledge we had gained without it being information overload.
The hypnobirthing class was via zoom - which gave us the privacy to practise the techniques in the comfort of our own home without feeling embarrassed doing it in front of other people. I really found everything I learnt in hypnobirthing beneficial it really gave me something to focus on in both latent and active labour and also when it came to push! Overall I would really recommend these classes to anyone expecting!!
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Anna B.
02/09/21
We are first time parents that recently took both the online antenatal and hypnobirthing classes, and are very happy we did. The videos were very informative, and the zoom chats added additional helpful information that wasn't repeated from the videos, so i would highly recommend the online classes.

I wasn't sure hypnobirthing would be something I really benefited from, but was willing to give it (anything) a go. The class actually had a very pragmatic approach that I enjoyed and found really relaxing.

Overall the classes have helped us feel more prepared, and i would recommend them to anyone. The fact you can message Freya after and ask any questions that pop up is really helpful too and going the extra mile.

Thanks Freya - Mat & Kelly 😊
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Louise J.
30/08/21
Freya is approachable, personable and provides a wealth of information from her many years of experience as a midwife. We really enjoyed Freya’s weekend of online classes and learnt so many tips that we would not have even considered. The resources available to download are also great tools to refer back to and it’s brilliant to have access to these for the next few months when I am sure they will be very much needed.
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Melanie A.
30/08/21
Highly recommend We are first time parents that recently took both the online antenatal and hypnobirthing classes, and are very happy we did. The videos were very informative, and the zoom chats added additional helpful information that wasn't repeated from the videos, so i would highly recommend the online classes.I wasn't sure hypnobirthing would be something I really benefited from, but was willing to give it (anything) a go. The class actually had a very pragmatic approach that I enjoyed and found really relaxing.Overall the classes have helped us feel more prepared, and i would recommend them to anyone. The fact you can message Freya after and ask any questions that pop up is really helpful too and going the extra mile.
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Kelly C.
30/08/21
Thumbs up for Freya 👍 Freya is approachable, personable and provides a wealth of information from her many years of experience as a midwife. We really enjoyed Freya’s weekend of online classes and learnt so many tips that we would not have even considered. The resources available to download are also great tools to refer back to and it’s brilliant to have access to these for the next few months when I am sure they will be very much needed. 😅
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Melanie A.
30/08/21
If you do one thing whilst pregnant, make it these classes! These classes were amazing! Even though we didn’t get the birth we planned, having completing both the hypnobirthing and antenatal courses we felt so much more in control and able to make decisions we were happy with, rather than being overwhelmed with the unplanned process. The continued support, time and resources given to you are invaluable. Thank you for all the help leading up to the birth and now 5 days after into this crazy new world!
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Linsey
27/08/21
We did the expecting course and hypnobirthing, me and my partner found both these courses very informative, we were able to ask questions through out and both feel a lot more clued up and prepared for little ones arrival. The fact that you can keep in contact with Freya afterwards who is always very quick to respond is such a bonus and a comfort. Thanks so much.
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Emma S.
25/08/21
We did the expecting course and hypnobirthing, me and partner found both these courses very informative, we were able to ask questions through out and both feel a lot more clued up and less nervous. The fact that you can keep in contact with Freya afterwards who is always very quick to respond is such a bonus and a comfort. Thanks so much.
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Steven B.
25/08/21
Such an amazing course! thank you so much freya for making me and my husband feel empowered and more prepared for labour and birth! I highly recommend this course! Freya goes through everything in so much detail and you can tell she put heart heart and love into this for helping mums and dads. really appreciate all you do!
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Aisha B.
24/08/21
We had the best experience with Freya running the weekend course in Stafford. We learned so much and really felt so confident by the time we had finished! Especially when our baby girl arrived 5 weeks early we felt more prepared having done the classes especially with simple tasks like nappy changing and getting baby dressed! Thank you so much.
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Kirsty C.
24/08/21
Left feeling empowered I honestly can not recommend freya's courses anymore than if I tried. I couldn't believe how much me and my husband learnt! She went through so much in so much detail and was so supportive. I feel so blessed to have experienced such an amazing course! Especially since we are first time parents. My husband sometimes says "Freya said" which makes me smile. I feel so much more prepared for labour! And so happy that she has took her time and effort to put together something like this for mums and dads! Highly highly recommend, left feeling empowered.
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aisha b.
24/08/21
Ready for baby! We’re one week into parenting as I write this and Freya’s guidance has been invaluable. The preparation for labour and birth was really thorough so we felt armed with knowledge on what was to come! I was keen to do a course that was led by a practicing midwife, as they really do know best, as well as being across all the latest clinical guidance. Freya’s delivery of the classes was brilliant too - we left feeling much more confident! She walked us through labour, birth, feeding and more so we knew, quite literally, what to expect. I was pleased the feeding element of the course also covered bottle feeding, as I personally struggled to breastfeed. It doesn’t end at the class either, as well as the resources available online (worth going back to!) she’s only a message away and very supportive to her groups. Would really recommend to any first time mums and dads!
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Jennifer R.
24/08/21
Freya’s antenatal classes were… Freya’s antenatal classes were fantastic! It was mine & my partners first baby so we really didn’t know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised! Freya is very knowledgable & straight talking & the sessions were split into easily digestible chunks with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. The sessions were delivered in a friendly and laid back environment where we felt comfortable to join in the conversations & ask questions without feeling like we were being judged. The course definitely helped prepare us for labour & what to expect after the birth. I would definitely recommend for new parents & even for those who just want a refresher.
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Rachael
22/08/21
Invaluable antenatal course The Expecting antenatal course was invaluable for us in preparing for birth and beyond. It was hugely informative without being overwhelming, helping so much to put our minds at ease.The online course was also a brilliant format allowing us to watch the sessions whenever suited us, and then re-watch them again.Also knowing that Freya was available to answer any questions or worries we had was extremely comforting. Freya has been so lovely and approachable in our contact with her and we were really grateful for her support. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Expecting classes to anyone looking for antenatal information, advice and reassurance.We also joined Freya’s hypnobirthing course and the techniques I learnt made a huge difference to my state of mind during labour. Brilliant and again highly recommended. Thank you so much Freya and team.
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Emma H.
25/07/21
Very helpful and well structured cource I took both Expecting classes-Antenatal and Hypnobirthing and feel much more prepared now! Information provided in a very clear, concise and well structured manner. English is a second language for me, but i didn't have any problems to understand. Freya is very friendly and ready to answer any question. Also there is nice mixture of activities in the class, so time went very quick. Love the refreshments and complimentary box of snacks in the class. I am very happy that I've found this classes and would highly reccomend it to anyone, who is expecting🐣
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Polina Z.
18/07/21
Freya’s ante-natal classes have helped… Freya’s ante-natal classes have helped us to prepare for our first baby in a way no book ever could. Her honesty and approachability puts parents-to-be at ease and helped us to feel relaxed to ask any questions. Her knowledge of pregnancy, birth and babies is huge! Her professional experience in hospitals has helped us to prepare for all the potential ways our little boy could be born. I’d recommend her classes to anyone. The only thing Freya can’t do is give birth for me! But at least now I have to toolkit to understand what’s happening when the birth happens 🤰👶🏼.
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EmmaJThomas
13/07/21
Freya’s ante-natal classes have helped… Freya’s ante-natal classes have helped us to prepare for our first baby in a way no book ever could. Her honesty and approachability puts parents-to-be at ease and helped us to feel relaxed to ask any questions. Her knowledge of pregnancy, birth and babies is huge! Her professional experience in hospitals has helped us to prepare for all the potential ways our little boy could be born. I’d recommend her classes to anyone. The only thing Freya can’t do is give birth for me! But at least now I have to toolkit to understand what’s happening when the birth happens 🤰👶🏼.
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EmmaJThomas
13/07/21
Fantastic Course! Freya’s course is informative, relaxed and totally worthwhile. We’re due to have our first baby in August and knew nothing about what to expect. The sessions are really factual and cover everything you can think of. We finished the course feeling a lot more ready for the little one’s arrival and in a WhatsApp group with other mums-to-be for support. Not only that, Freya is lovely and will answer any questions you’ve got (even outside or the sessions). I would highly recommend the classes. Another bonus is the snacks are great 😂! Thanks Freya!
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Miss D.
12/07/21
Fantastic Course! Freya’s course is informative, relaxed and totally worthwhile. We’re due to have our first baby in August and knew nothing about what to expect. The sessions are really factual and cover everything you can think of. We finished the course feeling a lot more ready for the little one’s arrival and in a WhatsApp group with other mums-to-be for support. Not only that, Freya is lovely and will answer any questions you’ve got (even outside or the sessions). I would highly recommend the classes. Another bonus is the snacks are great 😂! Thanks Freya!
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Miss D.
12/07/21
We had the course bought for us as a present & it has been the best pregnancy gift we received!!
We had to do the classes virtually due to covid, but this did not affect the class at all!
The information provided is clear & easy to absorb. Freya was fantastic and always there for us with any questions or queries we had.
The antenatal class & hypnobirthing classes are incredible value for money, you get a more personal touch & I would not hesitate to recommend these classes.
I cannot thank Freya enough for all of her help and support, I honestly don’t know what we would’ve done without all of your help & advice!
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Claire T.
10/07/21
I would highly recommend Freya’s… I would highly recommend Freya’s Antenatal and Hypnobirthing classes. Her approach was exactly what we wanted. She managed to integrate the birth partners in an amazing way without making it awkward. Her honest and practical and funny approach made the classes so much fun and we feel well prepared and informed.Her hypnobirthing class gives you so much more information than just the aspect of hypnobirthing. I can’t thank Freya enough for answering all our questions even after the classes ended.
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Nadja
10/06/21
Amazing and Insightful. I have never been very good at being able to write about experiences, I have always struggled with finding the right words, but someone once said to me less is more............ so here goes.The course was fantastic.Freya was fantastic.The amount of knowledge shared was fantastic.Although im still nervous about becoming a dad, the course has prepared me so much more than I ever dreamed.10/10Thank you Fantastic Freya.RegardsTim
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Tim J.
10/06/21
I have never been very good at being able to write about experiences, I have always struggled with finding the right words, but someone once said to me less is more............ so here goes.The course was fantastic.Freya was fantastic.The amount of knowledge shared was fantastic.Although im still nervous about becoming a dad, the course has prepared me so much more than I ever dreamed.10/10Thank you Fantastic Freya.RegardsTim
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Tim J.
10/06/21
I would highly recommend Freya’s… I would highly recommend Freya’s Antenatal and Hypnobirthing classes. Her approach was exactly what we wanted. She managed to integrate the birth partners in an amazing way without making it awkward. Her honest and practical and funny approach made the classes so much fun and we feel well prepared and informed.Her hypnobirthing class gives you so much more information than just the aspect of hypnobirthing. I can’t thank Freya enough for answering all our questions even after the classes ended.
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Nadja
10/06/21
Myself and my wife recently finished our last expecting course with Freya. All of the content covered was absolutely amazing, so informative without being too overwhelming. I'd strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a professional and friendly way of learning all things antenatal! Thank you Freya!
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Edward W.
11/05/21
Attended Expecting Antenatal Classes and I am absolutely happy with my decision to join the classes. The Videos and materials provided part of each session were really informative and helps to understand the various aspects of labour birth and early stages of parenting. Freya keeps the zoom classes engaging and so kind in helping us with our queries whenever required. Would recommend it to all the pregnant women.
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Niveditha H.
11/05/21
I attended Expecting Antenatal Classes recently. The classes were interactive and informative. The videos and downloads were very useful. Freya was friendly and approachable. I would highly recommend the classes.
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Karthik S.
11/05/21
We would thoroughly recommend… We would thoroughly recommend expecting. Freya’s approach was just what we were looking for, a perfect balance of pragmatism and honesty.We knew classes such as nct were not appropriate for us and we really valued have advice from a practising midwife. It is very evident that Frya is very passionate about the job that she does and the service that she provides. The content is all very digestible, easy to follow and well constructed. She is really encouraging and very happy to answer any additional questions (we felt we had more contact and support from Frya than we did our own midwife). Great value and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
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Aimee S.
04/05/21
We would thoroughly recommend… We would thoroughly recommend expecting. Freya’s approach was just what we were looking for, a perfect balance of pragmatism and honesty.We knew classes such as nct were not appropriate for us and we really valued have advice from a practising midwife. It is very evident that Frya is very passionate about the job that she does and the service that she provides. The content is all very digestible, easy to follow and well constructed. She is really encouraging and very happy to answer any additional questions (we felt we had more contact and support from Frya than we did our own midwife). Great value and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
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Aimee S.
04/05/21
An incredible insight to all things 'expecting'. Freya's approach to the course is really engaging and fun to follow. The 4 classes were really informative without being too overwhelming.

In a world of endless YouTube videos and Google searches, Freya's courses were exactly what we were looking for to prepare us as parents.

Highly recommended, thank you Freya.
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Ed W.
13/04/21
Best pregnancy purchase by far!!! Freya's class was hands down one of our best 'pregnancy purchases!' As new parents to be, everything seemed so overwhelming, but Freya's no nonsense, honest and to the point course, has really given us a lot of confidence. You have access to videos and downloads, to help along the way, and we also got the chance to make new friends in our little group, a great support as I have no friends who are currently expecting! Cannot thank you enough for preparing us Freya, thank you for being so approachable and kind too, and answering any questions no matter how big or small! Myself and my husband have been raving about this course by word of mouth since we finished, so wanted to share our experience on here too. Bring on our little man's arrival in 4 weeks!!! We are ready!!
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Hannah T.
13/04/21
Excellent Preperation We had the classes bought as a Christmas present from my sister and brother-in-law along with a note of highly they recommended the classes, especially as they had recently had their little boy.The videos are around an hour each and are so well done the time passes by very quickly. Going into this I was, perhaps a little naively, thinking I would be able to wing it, following my wife’s lead, the videos and online classes really opened my eyes, and after completing the course I do feel a lot more confident in the upcoming challenges of being a parent.The topics that Freya covers are wide and varied and gives the right amount of information to ensure you are not bombarded with information and you have enough to enjoy the months ahead.We also took part in the group sessions once a week, even with the challenge of these being remote they were really useful and engaging. It was good to meet with fellow parents to be and has created a valuable support network.I can honestly say this was one of the best ways to prepare for our new arrival and I would 110% recommend.
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Paul T.
13/04/21
Excellent Preperation We had the classes bought as a Christmas present from my sister and brother-in-law along with a note of highly they recommended the classes, especially as they had recently had their little boy.The videos are around an hour each and are so well done the time passes by very quickly. Going into this I was, perhaps a little naively, thinking I would be able to wing it, following my wife’s lead, the videos and online classes really opened my eyes, and after completing the course I do feel a lot more confident in the upcoming challenges of being a parent.The topics that Freya covers are wide and varied and gives the right amount of information to ensure you are not bombarded with information and you have enough to enjoy the months ahead.We also took part in the group sessions once a week, even with the challenge of these being remote they were really useful and engaging. It was good to meet with fellow parents to be and has created a valuable support network.I can honestly say this was one of the best ways to prepare for our new arrival and I would 110% recommend.
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Paul T.
13/04/21
Best pregnancy purchase by far!!! Freya's class was hands down one of our best 'pregnancy purchases!' As new parents to be, everything seemed so overwhelming, but Freya's no nonsense, honest and to the point course, has really given us a lot of confidence. You have access to videos and downloads, to help along the way, and we also got the chance to make new friends in our little group, a great support as I have no friends who are currently expecting! Cannot thank you enough for preparing us Freya, thank you for being so approachable and kind too, and answering any questions no matter how big or small! Myself and my husband have been raving about this course by word of mouth since we finished, so wanted to share our experience on here too. Bring on our little man's arrival in 4 weeks!!! We are ready!!
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Hannah T.
13/04/21
I took part in Freya's online hypnobirthing class while pregnant with my third. I used various relaxation techniques for my previous births, but had never tried hypnobirthing itself as I thought it might be a bit intense. However this course is really down to earth. The format of the class is just right, with a good mix between learning about the techniques and trying them out. The fact you have access to the resources afterwards is really useful and a great way to practise and find the visualisations that work best for you. Highly recommend.
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Maria N.
11/04/21
Freya's course was excellent. We felt that it covered all the info we might need in a very accessible, practical and helpful way. We felt well prepared following this course and saw that it made such a difference to have a course led by a practicing and experienced midwife. We actually also did a couple of other courses but found this the best!We really recommend these Expecting Antenatal Classes!!
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Ali M.
11/04/21
I did Freya's hypnobirthing course before my 2nd birth. I hadn't really 'got' hypnobirthing before, but Freya's manner and explanation was down to earth and straightforward. I liked how she was keen for different people to use different things and methods depending on their individual preference. The website resources afterwards were really useful and relaxing. I actually used the visualisations throughout labour, and found it so much more helpful to be focused on something rather than the 'pain' itself. It was a really positive birthing experience!
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Jenny P.
11/04/21
Freya's course was excellent. We felt that it covered all the info we might need in a very accessible, practical and helpful way. We felt well prepared following this course and saw that it made such a difference to have a course led by a practicing and experienced midwife. We actually also did a couple of other courses but found this the best!

We really recommend these Expecting Antenatal Classes!!
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Ali M.
10/04/21
‘Expecting’ ... Dad A very well run course with a nice informal feel. The relaxed style encourages you to ask questions without judgment. I feel much more confident for my journey into becoming a dad.
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Mike
10/04/21
‘Expecting’ ... Dad A very well run course with a nice informal feel. The relaxed style encourages you to ask questions without judgment. I feel much more confident for my journey into becoming a dad.
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Mike
10/04/21
I have completed the hypnobirthing course with my husband and other birth partner-my sister. Whilst I had already done alot of reading up on hypnobirthing there were so many practical tips and to my relief by the end my husband saif 'alot of that makes alot of sense' (at last he understood! ). Its a fabulous and affordable resource to help explore what hypnobirthing is and to help explain it to your birthing partners if you are so far the only one invested! Freya is so warm and down to earth with a wealth of wisdom. I have already recommended her courses to everyone I know who is expecting.
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Rachel P.
10/04/21
Best Antenatal Classes These were just the most fantastic antenatal classes and quite frankly I’d have been lost without them. You can read all the books you like but nothing can replace the kind of practical advice you get from these midwife led classes.Ideal for first time mums but I think if I were to have another child I would probably attend again as a refresher and also for the contact with other mum’s to be who are at exactly the same stage of their pregnancy as you. The course leader was excellent at making sure that birth partners/partners/husbands felt completely included with really practical advice on how they can best support mum at the birth and after.The friends I made at these classes are likely to be lifelong and our little ones growing up together. After you have your babies the course leader arranges a catch up for you all and following on from this we meet up every few weeks. Having my antenatal group was a godsend in the first year after having my baby. It can be very lonely when you’re up every night on your own with a baby, but as we were all going through the same thing it was just the norm to message the group at 3am to let everyone know the baby had just been sick down your back while the hubby snored in bed. You could guarantee within minutes you’d have started a massive group rant on babies feeding habits! Just having someone to share it with in the moment made it funny rather than stressful.I could not recommend these classes highly enough.
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Tahlia M.
27/03/21
Best Antenatal Classes These were just the most fantastic antenatal classes and quite frankly I’d have been lost without them. You can read all the books you like but nothing can replace the kind of practical advice you get from these midwife led classes.Ideal for first time mums but I think if I were to have another child I would probably attend again as a refresher and also for the contact with other mum’s to be who are at exactly the same stage of their pregnancy as you. The course leader was excellent at making sure that birth partners/partners/husbands felt completely included with really practical advice on how they can best support mum at the birth and after.The friends I made at these classes are likely to be lifelong and our little ones growing up together. After you have your babies the course leader arranges a catch up for you all and following on from this we meet up every few weeks. Having my antenatal group was a godsend in the first year after having my baby. It can be very lonely when you’re up every night on your own with a baby, but as we were all going through the same thing it was just the norm to message the group at 3am to let everyone know the baby had just been sick down your back while the hubby snored in bed. You could guarantee within minutes you’d have started a massive group rant on babies feeding habits! Just having someone to share it with in the moment made it funny rather than stressful.I could not recommend these classes highly enough.
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Tahlia M.
27/03/21
The best thing you could do... The best thing you could do, as an expecting parent, is to take these classes.We took part twice. Once for our first child and then a refresher for our second.The information you will learn, does so much to alleviate anxiety during labour.I found myself saying “Freya said....” whenever I started to stress. There is so much reassurance to be found in these classes. We both recommended this to any friends who become pregnant, we even gifted someone a membership. I cannot speak highly enough about these classes, or the Lady who runs them.Taking these classes is seriously one of the best things you could do!
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Laura P.
26/03/21
The best thing you could do... The best thing you could do, as an expecting parent, is to take these classes.We took part twice. Once for our first child and then a refresher for our second.The information you will learn, does so much to alleviate anxiety during labour.I found myself saying “Freya said....” whenever I started to stress. There is so much reassurance to be found in these classes. We both recommended this to any friends who become pregnant, we even gifted someone a membership. I cannot speak highly enough about these classes, or the Lady who runs them.Taking these classes is seriously one of the best things you could do!
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Laura P.
26/03/21
I recommend this to every pregnant woman i know!!! Freya and her knowledge & experience was amazing! To have an actual midwife sharing all there is to know about childbirth & what to expect was priceless. There were no embarrassing moments and the classes gave me and my hubby the confidence to know how to handle anything in every eventuality. We both tell everyone how amazing the classes! We made some life long friends at the sessions too. I really can’t recommend these classss enough, i’m positive i owe both of my calm stress free labours to this class!
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Gemma
23/03/21
I recommend this to every pregnant woman i know!!! Freya and her knowledge & experience was amazing! To have an actual midwife sharing all there is to know about childbirth & what to expect was priceless. There were no embarrassing moments and the classes gave me and my hubby the confidence to know how to handle anything in every eventuality. We both tell everyone how amazing the classes! We made some life long friends at the sessions too. I really can’t recommend these classss enough, i’m positive i owe both of my calm stress free labours to this class!
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Gemma
23/03/21
I took part in Freya's online hypnobirthing class while pregnant with my third. I used various relaxation techniques for my previous births, but had never tried hypnobirthing itself as I thought it might be a bit intense. However this course is really down to earth. The format of the class is just right, with a good mix between learning about the techniques and trying them out. The fact you have access to the resources afterwards is really useful and a great way to practise and find the visualisations that work best for you. Highly recommend.
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Maria N.
21/03/21
Friendly and Supportive! These classes were so relaxed, we made some good friends. Freya is very understanding and supportive, a much more personal experience to the NHS classes. We highly recommend the Expecting classes, especially at the moment where that personal touch makes all the difference!!
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Denise M.
20/03/21
Friendly and Supportive! These classes were so relaxed, we made some good friends. Freya is very understanding and supportive, a much more personal experience to the NHS classes. We highly recommend the Expecting classes, especially at the moment where that personal touch makes all the difference!!
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Denise M.
20/03/21
Expecting parents need this service!!! For all expecting parents, this course is a MUST!!! Expecting provides fantastic, informative sessions in preparation for your little one. The sessions allowed us to feel comfortable and put to bed any anxieties we had about our daughters arrival. And being with other couples in the same position allowed us to make some firm friends for life! Sessions were well planned and down to earth, covering the nitty gritty in a relaxed and informal way (plus the weekly homemade cakes were a welcome treat!). The refresher course we had for number 2, was also full of handy tips and hints with the bonus of being held in the comfort of our own home. So if you’re an expecting parent, I would highly recommend these classes!!!
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LauraS
18/03/21
Expecting parents need this service!!! For all expecting parents, this course is a MUST!!! Expecting provides fantastic, informative sessions in preparation for your little one. The sessions allowed us to feel comfortable and put to bed any anxieties we had about our daughters arrival. And being with other couples in the same position allowed us to make some firm friends for life! Sessions were well planned and down to earth, covering the nitty gritty in a relaxed and informal way (plus the weekly homemade cakes were a welcome treat!). The refresher course we had for number 2, was also full of handy tips and hints with the bonus of being held in the comfort of our own home. So if you’re an expecting parent, I would highly recommend these classes!!!
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LauraS
18/03/21
I used both the antenatal classes and the hypnobirthing class before the birth of my first baby in February.
The hypnobirthing session was very practical and with Freya being an experienced midwife, was a great mix of science and nature. She is a captivating presenter, with anecdotes and tips along the way meaning first-timers like me came away with general birth tips as well.
The course itself helped me see birth in a positive light, which changed my whole mindset going into my birth. I had a positive birth experience even though things did not go to me 'plan' (I was induced early) and I think that was largely due to this. The exercises we ran through during the class and can access after were really useful not just during labour but during tough times of pregnancy, appointments and general life! As well as using them during birth and labour I used the visualisations to relax through the induction, and medical appointments. The spoken affirmations, I used before the 'pushing'.. and it put me in a great frame of mind.
Due to Covid-19 we the antenatal classes were virtual. The webinars by Freya which were excellent. They were packed full of information but conveyed in a really fun and friendly manner and I felt so much more confident after them. I watched them several times, which was the nice thing about it being online. We had live sessions with other parents to-be, forming a WhatsApp group for support during pregnancy and after. Gemma ran the Stoke sessions and like Freya is lovely, approachable, passionate midwife. She was very supportive outside of the sessions too.
I felt in very safe hands with Freya and Gemma. Many antenatal classes are not run by midwives so I felt very privileged to have two really experienced, up to date lovely ladies to give us the benefit of their knowledge and support whilst still getting to meet other parents.
I also cannot believe how much experience and resource you get for your money with these courses. They are a bargain. Whether local or not I cannot recommend 'expecting' highly enough. I credit my positive experience largely due to my learnings from them.
Thanks Expecting! 🙂
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kate c.
16/03/21
I used both the antenatal classes and the hypnobirthing class before the birth of my first baby in February.The hypnobirthing session was very practical and with Freya being an experienced midwife, was a great mix of science and nature. She is a captivating presenter, with anecdotes and tips along the way meaning first-timers like me came away with general birth tips as well.The course itself helped me see birth in a positive light, which changed my whole mindset going into my birth. I had a positive birth experience even though things did not go to me 'plan' (I was induced early) and I think that was largely due to this. The exercises we ran through during the class and can access after were really useful not just during labour but during tough times of pregnancy, appointments and general life! As well as using them during birth and labour I used the visualisations to relax through the induction, and medical appointments. The spoken affirmations, I used before the 'pushing'.. and it put me in a great frame of mind.Due to Covid-19 we the antenatal classes were virtual. The webinars by Freya which were excellent. They were packed full of information but conveyed in a really fun and friendly manner and I felt so much more confident after them. I watched them several times, which was the nice thing about it being online. We had live sessions with other parents to-be, forming a WhatsApp group for support during pregnancy and after. Gemma ran the Stoke sessions and like Freya is lovely, approachable, passionate midwife. She was very supportive outside of the sessions too.I felt in very safe hands with Freya and Gemma. Many antenatal classes are not run by midwives so I felt very privileged to have two really experienced, up to date lovely ladies to give us the benefit of their knowledge and support whilst still getting to meet other parents.I also cannot believe how much experience and resource you get for your money with these courses. They are a bargain. Whether local or not I cannot recommend 'expecting' highly enough. I credit my positive experience largely due to my learnings from them.Thanks Expecting! 🙂
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kate c.
16/03/21
I did Freya's hypnobirthing course before my 2nd birth. I hadn't really 'got' hypnobirthing before, but Freya's manner and explanation was down to earth and straightforward. I liked how she was keen for different people to use different things and methods depending on their individual preference. The website resources afterwards were really useful and relaxing. I actually used the visualisations throughout labour, and found it so much more helpful to be focused on something rather than the 'pain' itself. It was a really positive birthing experience!
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Jenny P.
13/03/21
Alex and I were highly recommended to Expecting by a very close friend who attended Freya’s classes 5 years ago.The experience and service we received from day 1 has been amazing. Freya is so friendly, approachable and knowledgeable.Alex and I learnt so much from the Zoom classes and videos. It was nice to meet other parents to-be and to discuss our experiences.We cannot recommend Freya enough; we are looking forward to been able to meet up with all our babies after lockdown.Thanks for everything Freya.x
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Steph “.
11/03/21
The hypnobirthing course from Freya was so inspiring and uplifting. We are due to be first time parents, therefore grabbing every bit of information possible. The theory and practical mix on this course had the perfect balance, and lots of material to take away and keep practicing, eg breathing excersizes. Freya is so helpful and knowledgeable, I'd fully recommend this course to anyone expecting!
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Hannah T.
06/03/21
Me and my partner took part in the online antenatal class and also the online hypnobirthing class. It really helped us prepare for what to expect for birth and it really helped calm our nerves! The hypnobirthing class was easy to follow and gave us some really useful tips and tricks to use during our birth making it a calmer and more controlled experience!
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Abigail N.
05/03/21
My husband and I booked classes with Expecting when I was around 30 weeks pregnant. Due to the pandemic, we were given several options of how we could join the course virtually. For flexibility, we decided to watch all of the videos just the two of us and then have a Skype call with the course leader, Gemma, at the end.We watched the videos over a few weeks when I was around 34 weeks pregnant and we were in contact with Gemma the whole way through. The videos were so informative and engaging we never once felt like we were missing out on the group experience. The labour video in particular was excellent and I felt really relaxed and positive going into labour remembering all of the facts and advice I’d learnt from Expecting and My husband knew exactly how to support me. We also felt a lot more confident with how to tackle the first few weeks with a newborn after the videos. We had feeding issues with our baby initially and if I hadn’t learnt about Antenantal Expression from Expecting then our baby wouldn’t have had the liquid gold colostrum. I will forever be thankful to Expecting for teaching me about that!The Skype call at the end was brilliant. We had made notes of questions all the way through the videos and Gemma answered them thoroughly and never once made us feel like anything was a silly question!I honestly couldn’t recommend Expecting enough, it prepared us (as much as is possible) for our baby’s arrival.
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Victoria P.
02/03/21
My husband and I booked classes with Expecting when I was around 30 weeks pregnant. Due to the pandemic, we were given several options of how we could join the course virtually. For flexibility, we decided to watch all of the videos just the two of us and then have a Skype call with the course leader, Gemma, at the end.
We watched the videos over a few weeks when I was around 34 weeks pregnant and we were in contact with Gemma the whole way through. The videos were so informative and engaging we never once felt like we were missing out on the group experience. The labour video in particular was excellent and I felt really relaxed and positive going into labour remembering all of the facts and advice I’d learnt from Expecting and My husband knew exactly how to support me. We also felt a lot more confident with how to tackle the first few weeks with a newborn after the videos. We had feeding issues with our baby initially and if I hadn’t learnt about Antenantal Expression from Expecting then our baby wouldn’t have had the liquid gold colostrum. I will forever be thankful to Expecting for teaching me about that!
The Skype call at the end was brilliant. We had made notes of questions all the way through the videos and Gemma answered them thoroughly and never once made us feel like anything was a silly question!
I honestly couldn’t recommend Expecting enough, it prepared us (as much as is possible) for our baby’s arrival.
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Victoria P.
25/02/21
Alex and I were highly recommended to Expecting by a very close friend who attended Freya’s classes 5 years ago.The experience and service we received from day 1 has been amazing. Freya is so friendly, approachable and knowledgeable.Alex and I learnt so much from the Zoom classes and videos. It was nice to meet other parents to-be and to discuss our experiences.We cannot recommend Freya enough; we are looking forward to been able to meet up with all our babies after lockdown.Thanks for everything Freya.x
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Steph S.
16/02/21
Expecting with Freya is fantastic. I feel informed and excited now for my birth. She was great at getting the birth partners involved, is knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend expecting.
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Kirsten S.
09/02/21
Freya's Expecting classes are a great way to get your head around all things birth and baby care! I feel so much more prepared! I don't know how people do it without a course?! She's great at including partners, and it's so reassuring to know she is just at the end of the phone if you need any questions answering. Would highly recommend the no nonsense approach of what to expect, and perfectly broken down into bitesize chunks over 4 weeks.
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Lyns
09/02/21
Me and my wife Heather did the online classes with Freya and it was great. The videos and supporting material really have helped educate and inform (I’ll admit my knowledge was lacking!). The videos have made us feel far more capable for when our baby arrives.

The zoom chats following the videos were good sessions to raise any further questions we had with Freya and just to share our experiences with other expecting couples. Being in the chats with other people asking questions made us more comfortable to ask any question that came to mind.

Couldn’t recommend these classes enough, good content and Freya is great at getting the detail over and being there with support.

Thanks Freya,
Mark & Heather
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Mark B.
07/02/21
What’s a fantastic experience! As an expecting father I can not recommend these classes enough I feel more prepared than I would have imagined.

If you’re undecided about the class be it online or in person I can promise you will benefit from the experience, as well as really enjoy it. Going through this as a group was so useful, hearing the questions that other people ask is as helpful as asking your own.

Freya is the perfect person for this, she’s so knowledgable and yet a friendly warm person. It’s been so enjoyable getting to know her and we can’t thank her enough for all she’s done for us.
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George O.
06/02/21
My husband and I did Freya's expecting antenatal course during lockdown and it was so great! I was worried about not being able to learn the information I needed and feeling dumb, but each week was broken down into easy bitesized information. I also love being a part of a small group that we get to stay in touch with! Being able to talk to other soon-to-be mum's about our troubles has really helped with feeling normal and justified!

The course completely out my mind at ease and I feel much more prepared to tackle whatevers thrown at me! Thank you Freya!
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Bella D.
06/02/21
Freya's Expecting classes are a great way to get your head around all things birth and baby care! I feel so much more prepared! I don't know how people do it without a course?! She's great at including partners and it's so reassuring to know she is just at the end of the phone if you need any questions answering. Would highly recommend the no nonsense approach of what to expect, and its perfectly broken down into bitesize chunks over 4 weeks.
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Lynsey G.
06/02/21
I loved doing expecting with Freya! I feel informed and excited for my birth since doing these classes.

Each week freya went through a different topic with us, we discussed it and had lots of time to ask questions. I love Freya’s approach, she is so knowledgeable and I like that she uses the science and evidence to inform her advice. No question was too big, or too silly. She was also great at getting the birth partners involved and encouraging them to join in.

Our classes were held virtually and it’s been lovely to meet other mums to be-I can’t wait to to meet them and their babies in person in the near future.

Thanks Freya! X
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Kirsten S.
04/02/21
Me and my husband took part in Freya’s antenatal course online (due to COVID) and it was fantastic. The sessions were great! Freya is so passionate and enthusiastic and we felt so comfortable from the very first session. It was great getting to meet other expected parents (virtually) and learn from each other. We spent each session laughing - it was great fun. Freya is so knowledgeable and easy to talk to - I never felt daft asking any ‘silly’ questions and she really made us feel at ease. The videos were great and so informative. I’m so glad that we did expected - I feel so much more confident now and can’t wait to put into practice everything that Freya has taught us. This is a fantastic course and so worth doing - I would highly recommend it. It’s fab!
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Emma-Louise T.
01/02/21
We recently completed the online expecting course due to covid-19 and although this was done through zoom we couldn’t recommend them and Freya enough. Freya was extremely helpful and informative, she made my husband and I feel very comfortable from the beginning. Freya’s help and information didn’t stop with the course, she was always willing to help the group via our whats app group. We both learnt a lot from the course and we’re very happy that we attended. Thank you Freya!
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Emma K.
09/01/21
Our experience with Freya and Expecting was great and really helped us through the birth of our daughter. In a difficult year Freya really excelled in the way she worked around the challenges. She also did an amazing job of bringing us together as a group to support each other. But the biggest thing I want to say thanks for is the support in those first few days after our daughter arrived, it was a great help and reassurance to have someone like Freya offering her expert guidance. If you're considering these classes I would recommend Freya without hesitation
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James P.
09/01/21
Despite having to do the course online due to COVID-19 it was brilliant. Really informative and down to earth and has left both myself and husband feeling much more prepared. Freya is very knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease, and is happy for questions even after the course is finished. We would highly recommend!
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Nikki H.
17/12/20
Freya's expecting classes are fabulous. Her friendly, yet informative approach is just what you need when "expecting". She makes the sessions lighthearted and fun and offers some great everyday analogies to help you understand key infornation. My husband and I are so pleased we bought the full package as we definately learnt a lot. We would highly recommend Freya and her classes.
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Rebecca J.
09/12/20
Freya's expecting classes are fabulous. Her friendly, yet informative approach is just what you need when "expecting". She makes the sessions lighthearted and fun and offers some great everyday analogies to help you understand key infornation. My husband and I are so pleased we bought the full package as we definately learnt a lot. We would highly recommend Freya and her classes.
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Rebecca H.
11/11/20
My husband and I would definitely recommend the Expecting course. We both learned a lot and it’s helped us to feel more prepared for the arrival of our first baby.
Being pregnant during Covid has been hard with limited antenatal care available; but Freya has been an incredible support, both on the weekly Zoom calls and WhatsApp.
Freya worked hard to ensure we formed friendships with other Expecting parents, when we hadn’t been able to meet in person for the classes. Thank you Freya ☺️
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Libby M.
07/11/20
Love the way the class and video was done. Very honest and to the point. Both me and my partner learnt a lot and Freya was always there to answer any questions. Would definitely recommend.
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Dawn W.
02/10/20
My partner and I took the online Antenatal Class due to the current pandemic which consisted of 4 very informative videos, 2 video calls through zoom with other couples (who had questions you didn't realise you needed the answers to), various downloads available and direct contact with Midwife Freya who can give advice and answer any questions upto 28 days after your little one is born which is very reassuring.There is even information on the site to help with introducing your dog to your little one. 👍🏻The course was clearly set out and very well lead by Freya who was on hand through out to answer any questions. Freya also set up a WhatsApp group so all the couples can keep in touch.I would highly recommend taking the classes.Thank you again
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robert l.
09/09/20
Excellent classes! Freya was brilliant in a no holds barred course of everything we needed to know as first time parents. The classes were fun and informative, and I now feel much more at ease with the whole process. I would recommend Freya and Expecting to any and every parent-to-be. Very dad friendly.
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Sam B.
09/09/20
My partner and I took the online Antenatal Class due to the current pandemic which consisted of 4 very informative videos, 2 video calls through zoom with other couples (who had questions you didn't realise you needed the answers to), various downloads available and direct contact with Midwife Freya who can give advice and answer any questions upto 28 days after your little one is born which is very reassuring.

There is even information on the site to help with introducing your dog to your little one. 👍🏻

The course was clearly set out and very well lead by Freya who was on hand through out to answer any questions. Freya also set up a WhatsApp group so all the couples can keep in touch.

I would highly recommend taking the classes.

Thank you again
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Robert L.
27/08/20
The thought of participating in antenatal classes, as I’m sure is the case with many men, left me with a certain amount of trepidation. I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised. So much so I actually started looking forward to them. Freya’s presentation is interesting, informative and engaging.
My partner and I believed we had a good grasp of what to expect and questioned whether we even needed to take antenatal classes. We are both incredibly glad we did. Not only did we learn an awful lot but were also encouraged to think about things that hadn’t occurred to us.
For anyone considering whether to take antenatal classes or who to take them with, I couldn’t recommend Expecting any higher. Thank you Freya for enhancing our whole pregnancy experience.
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Gary D.
21/08/20
The expecting antenatal course was very informative and gave us confidence as first time parents. Our local expecting midwife, Gemma, was extremely supportive and knowledgeable and offered us lots of reassurance. Would highly recommend
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Mathew N.
05/08/20
I can not recommend this course enough. The learning and honesty you receive in the sessions is really refreshing. Freya is incredibly supportive and provides a really calming influence to my panic!! When things decide to take an unexpected early arrival she also provided bespoke support to ensure I felt supported. The ongoing advice and support is incredibly welcomed. If you are considering don’t hesitate. Top notch! 👏👏
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Kerry N.
04/08/20
Freya is such a lovely woman, her customer service was warmth & friendly. Her antenatal classes was very informative and practical. My husband and I really learnt a lot and we are happy to recommend her to our circle of friends and family anytime, any day!
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Nessa V.
19/07/20
This antenatal course and Freya were absolutely amazing experience! I am so glad my husband and I picked this course not only it was well structured, clearly communicated, informative and detailed but also with a lot of practical advice and recommendations. It really provided a great level of detail to be able to imagine what to expect on the day as well as what happens once the baby is born and what options are available. It definitely prepared us for this experience and I feel less nervous and anxious. I would greatly recommend this course to anyone who wants to prepare for the labour and what comes afterwards. Freya is extremely experienced and knowledgeable midwife with a fantastic sense of humour, able to answer any questions clearly and honestly. This was an excellent course. Thank you Freya 🙏🏻
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Lenka S.
19/07/20
Freya was fantastic! Due to COVID-19, we weren’t able to do the in-person antenatal classes so we did her online course, which was really helpful. My wife had an emergency c section and the information covered In the videos really came in handy. Thanks!
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Joe P.
13/07/20

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