Antenatal Classes Galway

Independent, evidence-based classes that help you build your confidence in birth and early parenting and provide information on all your options to enable you to make your own informed choices. Small group classes in Salthill, and one-to-one classes in the comfort of your home (online or in person) are available.

Tara is a fully trained and licensed Cuidiú Antenatal Ireland Childbirth Educator, accredited by Fedant (Federation of Antenatal Educators). 


Birth & Early Parenting Preparation Courses

Running over two half-days or one full day, these small group courses offer expecting parents time to ask questions and discuss concerns, to practice skills and to get to know the other parents. They include

  • Realistic information about what happens during labour and birth
  • Your full range of choices and options
  • Comfort measures and pain management techniques
  • Medical pain relief options (benefits, risks, alternatives)
  • Possible complications and common interventions and ways to avoid them
  • Informed decision making skills
  • Partner support skills and knowledge, for birth and beyond
  • Nurturing your newborn and yourself in the early days and weeks, including infant behaviour, breastfeeding and the transition to parenthood
  • Information on local services and supports in the community
  • Membership to Cuidiú parent support network included.

Upcoming Course Dates

2 x half-day Courses @ SoulMoves Galway, Knocknacarra

January 28th & February 4th, 10am-2pm – Click here to book
Cost: €180 (includes partner)

Cuidiú Lottery-Grant Funded one-day courses @ The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill

January 22nd 2023 – Click here to book
Cost: €50 (subsidised, includes partner)

March 26th 2023 – Click here to book
Cost: €50 (subsidised, includes partner)

I would highly recommend this course with Tara. We found it so informative, interactive, empowering and enjoyable. It helped us to feel prepared for and in control of our first birthing experience, which was a beautiful experience as a result. Tara is very knowledgeable and warm-hearted and has a very inclusive and gentle approach to facilitating.


Breastfeeding and Refresher Workshops and 1:1 Birth & Early Parenting Preparation Courses are also available in person and on Zoom. ENQUIRIES to Tara at 086.232.8229 or