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Welcome to The Baby Academy

We are a digital education provider, delivering online education and support services to new parents in five countries across the world.

Improved health and enhanced development for Mums and Babies globally

We are on a mission to build a team with an obsession and understanding of the delivery of outstanding education. All online classes are delivered live and in real-time, by the most-trusted and passionate medical professionals, localised to each country.

Team of 21 instructors and 14 full-time staff

Live classes attended by 103,000+ expectant parents 

Trusted voice with 38,000+ social media followers 

Thousands of Happy Parents

We deliver the most up-to-date and evidence-based education and are developing the world’s first all all-encompassing digital platform to educate the modern parents of today. Here are some of our most recent reviews, from the real stars of the show.

Would 100% recommend to anyone expecting a baby. Jean was amazing and answered all questions and put us all at ease
Stella Bajada
Stella B.
12:16 17 Jan 21
Really good classes, me and my partner did the baby care class which is 2 hours and then decided to do the full day class. As first time parents it can be overwhelming, but with both classes we can safely say that being informed has really made us feel at ease.We had 2 different midwifes, I cannot remember the First Ladies name (sorry) but the second lady was Ellie. They were both amazing, they take their time to go through everything and questions after. With everything virtually at the moment as well that really helped.I have recommended to friends that are pregnant as well and will happily recommend to others too.Thank you baby academy for making both of us feel more relaxed about the rest of the pregnancy and start to parenthood.
Jessica Allen
Jessica A.
15:44 11 Jan 21
the course was great, very informative, and questions answered in depth where needed.thanks for a great session.
Dominique Bolt
Dominique B.
12:43 11 Jan 21
Loved Cris and the course! My partner and I feel much more confident after taking the online class. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful.
Jade Noyce
Jade N.
20:13 21 Dec 20
My husband and I loved our experience with Baby Academy US. Amber was very sweet and interactive. She answered every question we had. We enjoyed the breaks she gave us throughout. We took notes the whole time and we are excited to look back at slides/presentation for future reference. Will recommend this class to future mamas and friends!
Marissa Gomes
Marissa G.
17:38 13 Dec 20
I learned so much and I feel so excited now for my baby girl to arrive! Being able to ask questions helped so much - it's so hard at the moment with Covid and feeling isolated. I will definitely be recommending this class!
Domoni Main
Domoni M.
14:46 13 Dec 20
Great Course. Really enjoyed the flow and although there was a lot of info to take in the course it was not too heavy. The questions at the end of each section made it interactive also and actually allowed you to ask questions you might not do if you had to speak.Jean was a great instructor also!
Dónal Egan
Dónal E.
08:20 08 Dec 20
The Baby Academy hosted a superb online antenatal class from Jean at the weekend. Jean was really informative and has made us feel at ease about what is to come regarding labour and the 4th trimester. I would highly recommend you do this course (you won't regret it!) and you can also get money back from your health insurance for doing it which is a win win. With access to this information and a video of this live class for the next 6 months I know if I have any queries or forget something I have a resource to look back on.
Ciara Dolan
Ciara D.
18:37 07 Dec 20
This online course was incredibly informative and kept our attention the entire day. It was just what we needed, well rounded and touched on not only labor/delivery but the 4th trimester and health/safety/CPR. Thanks again
Erica Wiggin
Erica W.
14:58 07 Dec 20
This was very informative and so happy to have taken the class. Money well spent. Also, Odessa was great and answering every question even when there seemed like a lot of them as all questions were good. I feel more prepared as a first time mama.
Tamika Hardy
Tamika H.
14:22 01 Dec 20
My husband and I originally signed up for the free online 2 hour baby care workshop as all NHS classes are unfortunately not running. We found it so useful, that we didn’t hesitate to book the full day course which covered everything from labour to baby CPR. Laura provided us with with so much useful information, that we now feel so much more prepared for the arrival of our little one in January. Thanks so much Baby Academy for all your help ☺️
Sophie Gillies
Sophie G.
12:55 22 Nov 20
We have attended both the free 2 hour and full day course offered by Baby Academy and we were extremely impressed by the presentation of the antenatal course as well as the speakers themselves! The best part was how all the information was explained to the point that you could see why certain things need to be done a certain way and what to expect from all stages of the pregnancy. The team were brilliant in answering all questions the class had and made the sessions very enjoyable and easy to follow. Would highly recommend! We have told any of our family and friends expecting to check it out (Shout out to Sue and Aisling who did our sessions they were fab!)
Orla & Chris Wedding
Orla & Chris W.
12:32 22 Nov 20
Great class with loads of information and all very well delivered by Midwife Aisling. Answered all of our questions. Very convenient 1 day course.
Louise Farrell
Louise F.
10:49 22 Nov 20
Great class, Louise was amazing.Provided plenty of useful information, answered all our questions in a very easy simple way. Made the class very dynamic (can't be easy to do as a video class!).Would definitely recommend this course (specially for first time parents).Thank you so much baby academy for putting our minds at ease!
Sara MC
Sara M.
10:49 09 Nov 20
This class was great! Very informative !
Niya Cameron
Niya C.
22:06 08 Nov 20
Great quality classes with excellent instructors. Feeling much more informed after attending.
Brittany Simpson Joseph
Brittany Simpson J.
17:27 08 Nov 20
Really enjoyed the class. Louise is bubbly and full of personality! It was super informative and enjoyable. I will be recommending this to my fellow moms to be. Thank you
Olivia Kenealy
Olivia K.
14:34 08 Nov 20
Very informative course! Extremely helpful during these challenging times and expecting our first baby. Thank you Odessa for your time and knowledge. I have been recommending The Baby Academy to all new first time parents!
Kristine Singh
Kristine S.
18:49 05 Nov 20
A great tutorial for both baby care and a more detailed course on labour, baby CPR and much more.I was lucky enough to have Sophie for both my courses and she was fab!I would recommend Baby Academy to anyone who is looking for a professional, detailed and helpful on line antenatal course.
Erinn Maxwell
Erinn M.
09:40 03 Nov 20
Very helpful and well presented course. Would recommend to others.
Kirstin Russell
Kirstin R.
10:56 19 Oct 20
It was a very informative class. The midwifes‘ knowledge on the material was excellent. They answered all the questions asked and they were very helpful. I would highly recommend this class.
Brid Murphy
Brid M.
07:06 08 Oct 20
Just finished the full day class with Louise. Really worthwhile to take the time to do this class, Lousie is a wealth of infortmation. I feel very reassured now and more prepared for our little mans arrival in a few weeks. If your thinking of doing an antental class,don't hesitate any further and book the Baby Academy class. Thank you again :
Caoimhe O'Donnell
Caoimhe O.
17:39 07 Oct 20
We attended the recent full day antenatal class and it was so engaging and informative. I couldn't recommend it enough - so glad we booked it.Thank you 😀
Reena Fearon
Reena F.
17:09 07 Oct 20
Thank you so much! Very useful and informative!Would highly recommend for first time parents
Jacquelyn Kelly
Jacquelyn K.
16:49 07 Oct 20
Really fantastic! Excellently organised and presented. There was so much useful information to take in so it's great to be getting a recording to rewatch over the coming weeks.As an expat living in Italy, this was a great course to attend - up to now I've been navigating my pregnancy through Italian so it was lovely to hear an Irish accent and connect with home!
Aisling Sullivan
Aisling S.
15:40 23 Sep 20
Thank you so much to Jean and The Baby Academy! The online antenatal class was so informative without being info overload.
Roisin Finnegan
Roisin F.
14:13 23 Sep 20
I attended the Free Baby Care Workshop online, and as a first time expectant Mom I found the class so very helpful!! Jannah was our instructor, she was so knowledgeable, I truly feel more prepared for this journey of parenthood after taking this course. Thank you Baby Academy.
Angelina Hill
Angelina H.
18:17 19 Sep 20
My cousin attended these and it was an absolute game changer! She was super stressed before but these classes allayed all of the fears and doubts she was having about pregnancy! Could not recommend highly enough!
William Robbins
William R.
22:05 10 Sep 20
The best Antenatal Class
Brian McGovern
Brian M.
16:17 10 Sep 20
Amazing session with Sophie. She covered everything and more. Me and my husband are very excited and feel more prepared. Thank you xx
sian hayes
sian H.
18:01 08 Sep 20
Was absolutely panicking about becoming a first time father. Baby academy immediately put me at ease and the Instagram page is so helpful for any little questions or queries you may have.The day course was extremely informative and gave us first timers so much more confidence going into this whole process.Thanks a million Baby Academy 🙂
Andrew Woods
Andrew W.
14:02 05 Sep 20
I cannot recommend The Baby Academy highly enough! The midwife at the class was so fantastic and made me feel so confident and prepared for my new arrival. Thank you all!!
Laura
Laura
13:21 05 Sep 20
Excellent course, I would highly recommend!
Shona Walsh
Shona W.
10:08 05 Sep 20
What I liked so much about the baby academy was that the day was so informative and I came away so much more prepared for the birth of my first child! There is so much conflicting information out there! The baby academy’s content is so informative, engaging and I have to say the day spent at the course is fun and enjoyable. I would strongly recommend the baby academy to any parents to be! Myself and my partner are so much more informed😊 thanks a million
Alex Ging
Alex G.
20:44 04 Sep 20
Absolutely fantastic.
David Joseph Lewis
David Joseph L.
15:33 04 Sep 20
Amazing experience from start to finish. The tutors were great and no hassle doing everything virtually from home given these times. Very informative for a first time parent, would hugely reccomend
Eoin Gilley
Eoin G.
14:34 04 Sep 20
Really great service offered by the Baby academy team. Would recommend
Eric Walsh
Eric W.
14:32 04 Sep 20
I can't recommend this antenatal class enough! Lots of my friends have babies so I thought I knew enough of the basics but Ellie taught me so much useful info. My boyfriend feels so much more confident and can't wait for the little one to come along and put everything we learnt to practice 🥰
Emma Nulty
Emma N.
13:18 04 Sep 20
Amazing experience! I'm a first time mum with pretty much no baby experience so class really made me feel more confident. My husband and I learned so much! Our midwife was wonderful and answered all our questions. Really recommend!
Taylor McKinley
Taylor M.
12:45 04 Sep 20
Loved every moment of the class, thank you so so much! I feel so much more confident about everything. I was initially bringing my partner along for moral support but he got so much new information and loved it too!Thank you!!
Louise Buckley
Louise B.
11:47 04 Sep 20
Really enjoyed the class and learnt so much! Didn't realize how much I didn't know.
Luke Byrne
Luke B.
11:40 04 Sep 20
We both just said we think it could be hard for you to improve it. It was excellent. And so reassuring and informative. Will be recommending to everyone. Jean was truly excellent. There's nothing she didn't know and really reassuring. She must be exhausted after that! Thanks a mill.
Dearbhla Nolan
Dearbhla N.
11:30 24 Aug 20
Thank you so much to the Baby Academy. I recently attended the online antenatal class. It was so informative and has made me feel so much more at ease to welcome the little one into this world! The knowledge gained has been invaluable and I would recommend to any couple. Thanks again 🙂
Jennifer Garvey
Jennifer G.
11:40 20 Aug 20
We were recommended the free 2 hour session through a friend which was presented by Ellie and after a great session we booked onto the full day session.The full day session was hosted by Laura which was very informative and well presented. Laura kept the pace at a good level and kept us engaged throughout. We appreciated the time taken and are pleased that we attended.Thank you baby academy!
Francesca Kilbey
Francesca K.
13:14 18 Aug 20
We learned so much from this course!! Soooo glad we did it & it’s great to get the recording afterwards too as there’s so much to take in!Definitely feeling more relaxed about everything now.Thanks again!! ❤
Jessica Liston
Jessica L.
12:41 14 Aug 20
Very useful and informative content in the course and professionally delivered. Plenty of resources and additional learning provided throughout. It gave us great peace of mind as we continue our journey towards welcoming baby into the world. Thanks very much Sue!
Ceara O'Connor
Ceara O.
10:11 08 Aug 20
Highly highly recommend babyacademy,I am nearly 37 weeks on my first due a little girl,very nervous scared and unsure especially with covid ,I did the baby care 2 hr class FREE loved it so much I booked in for the full day antinatal class and loved it ,my partner learned loads too and we definitely recommend it.I follow them on Instagram and have found them so helpful to get back to me about any little worries I have when I message and also they always have so much info daily on there page and stories .The class has prepared me before ,during and after pregnancy to care for baby Lily on the way and I can't thank them enough for all there support and info 🙏
Lisa Clarke
Lisa C.
16:43 28 Jul 20
Highly recommend the baby academy, I have already recommended to many friends that have had a wonderful experience getting advice from the professionals, 5 stars and thumbs up 👍🏻
Nicola Rowley
Nicola R.
21:37 26 Jul 20
Just attended a great class here at the Baby Academy US. I really enjoyed the course content from start to finish and found it really easy to understand. The live demonstrations really helped! The content was really well laid out and they did a good job at covering the more difficult topics. Their class is excellent value for money and I can't recommend them enough.
Emma Nulty
Emma N.
17:11 14 Jul 20
Great communication and advice from all course. Very well run and extremely professional. Thanks.
Marcos Keaney
Marcos K.
16:10 14 Jul 20
Brilliant course, would highly recommend!!
Nick Saltwell
Nick S.
14:38 03 Jul 20
Myself and my husband are expecting our first child. During lock down we were worried we were not prepared to care for our new born or birth. Thanks to the Baby Academy we now feel prepared and full of confidence going forward. We took part in the full day online live course. It was a great session, full of key and vital advice about birth, medication available during labour, baby first aid, breast and bottle feeding and sleep; all of which has not been available to us throughout the current lockdown from our local anti natal classes. It was a great way for working parents to access advice on a weekend.Friendly, warm and welcoming.All resources shared after course including notes and offers of further support. Couldn’t recommend the team at Baby Academy more highly.
Michelle Broderick
Michelle B.
18:07 01 Jul 20
Brilliant class. After attending the free online session and finding out my local antenatal class had been cancelled, it was a 'no brainer' to book onto the online day class. So glad I did. Ellie was a great instructor and her upbeat personality helped me power through the third-trimester tiredness. They went through the class at a steady pace and allowed question sessions using the online chat function. Very reasonable price for the quality and content of the course.
Sarah R
Sarah R
12:39 01 Jul 20
An excellent online antenatal course which my husband and I found incredibly useful and informative.As a first time Mum I had a lot of questions which were answered in detail during the course and during the Q and A sessions.I was disappointed that I couldn't attend antenatal classes due to the pandemic but this online course has boosted my confidence and equipped me for labour and parenting.I would highly recommend.
Justine Sowerbutts
Justine S.
12:16 01 Jul 20
A fantastic day course which has been very informative. Ghislaine had a fantastic approach to sharing such detailed information that is so important for first-time mums.This course has been worth every penny, especially under such difficult and uncertain times. Thank you for helping me to have more of an insight into labour and everything else.Many thanks
lisa cobb
lisa C.
11:42 01 Jul 20
Fantastic online antenatal course. So useful and interesting, the session was professional but relaxed so felt you could ask questions. Learnt so much and definitely signing up for more classes!
Ruth Stone
Ruth S.
11:23 01 Jul 20
I found the course excellent, so detailed and being a first-time mom Susan really put my mind at ease about a few topics. She has a very calm and relaxed way of presenting and having to cover so many topics in one day, really made it very interesting. I loved the way there was time for lots of Q&A’s after each section. As this gave an opportunity to recap on certain items, which was very useful.The course was recommended to me by a friend and I will certainly be encouraging any soon to be moms to sign up.Thanks again!
Ciara Nagle
Ciara N.
09:53 16 Jun 20
Thanks so much for a brilliant and extremely informative class. Learned loads and consolidated everything.Thanks again. Xxx
Lorna Byrne
Lorna B.
08:09 16 Jun 20
Excellent antenatal course. I would highly recommend. Susan was so informative and so giving of her time to answer all of our questions. We learned so much from the day and we are so glad we have the videos to watch back when the baby arrives. We didn't have to worry about taking notes or remember everything. We just sat back and enjoyed all the new information. I would highly recommend this course.
Fiona
Fiona
11:48 04 Jun 20
I attended the breastfeeding class with Fiona and it was absolutely brilliant! I would highly recommend it to anyone even remotely considering breastfeeding. Fiona created a lovely comfortable atmosphere. The small class size meant there was plenty of time for questions. The lecture was really well constructed, interesting, informative and well delivered. It was excellent value for money and I got most of it back with health insurance anyway.
Helen O' Connell
Helen O' C.
20:59 02 Jun 20
Very informative classes with knowledgeable and helpful midwives with so much experience. Very attentive aswell to respond to queries. Excellent detailed, understandable & informative notes. This is my first pregnancy and I feel alot more confident after the antenatal classes - all my questions and concerns were answered.I can not recommend the baby academy enough.
Aisling Leahy
Aisling L.
10:54 02 Jun 20
We can't recommend The Baby Academy enough!! We attended one of their free workshops on Baby Care and recently completed one of their Online Antenatal Classes. Susan was amazing, she explained everything perfectly and made sure we had all understood all the important concepts and got all our questions answered. We are very happy we went with The Baby Academy for our antenatal classes and recommend them to everyone.
Alba Molinero
Alba M.
13:34 31 Mar 20
We attented the Baby Acadamy Ante Natal Class and honestly I couldn't recommend it enough. It was very informative and as first time parents who are complete novices we found it so useful and we feel so much more prepared now than we did before the class. We loved Louise's informal laid back presentation style and enjoyed the day aswel as learning loads.Definitely worth the effort and the money, but some can claim that back so you've nothing to lose. Go for it!
Collette Feighery
Collette F.
12:40 28 Feb 20
Great class with lots of valuable information, lots of little tips and tricks were suggested. The class was small so individual attention was offered and plenty of questions could be asked and answered.
Karen Davis
Karen D.
09:23 27 Feb 20
Sue was knowledgable, patient and approachable. She had a really nice approach to sharing knowledge on the day and all the content was kept summarised but with an appropriate level of detail and an emphasis on positivity.
Christina Rafferty
Christina R.
16:28 26 Feb 20
This was such an informative, engaging and extremely well run day. My husband and I loved the info we got and spent the next couple of days planning for the arrival of our little one in June. We can absolutely recommend this as a fantastic antenatal course!
Tamsen Hanlon
Tamsen H.
14:29 26 Feb 20
An extremely informative and worthwhile course. My wife and I learned some valuable tools for emergency situations. Content was easy to follow and very well presented.
Thomas Landy
Thomas L.
17:55 25 Feb 20
My husband and I attended Jean's class back in January of this year. The class was extremely informative and Jean was brilliant to listen to. The guys working in the office are a great help too.We highly recommend that you choose The Baby Academy for your antenatal classes.
Lisa O'Brien
Lisa O.
08:36 25 Feb 20
We found Ali really good in the Galway baby first aid class. Great interaction with the group. Great demonstrations & a bubbly personality.Overall it was a great experience and we felt more confident afterwards.
Aoife Haugh
Aoife H.
22:17 10 Feb 20
I attended The Baby Academy’s one day antenatal class this month and where do I start. WOW! I literally can not recommend this place enough. First of all the fact everything was covered in one day was just so convenient for me and my husband with us both working full-time. The quality of the instructing was just unbelievable, listening and learning from a midwife who is so knowledgeable has put me at such ease. The baby first aid part was my hubby’s favourite. We now feel so prepared for the months ahead.
Louise Kennedy
Louise K.
21:07 03 Feb 20
Have had 2 antenanal classes with The Baby Academy and have gained a lot of confidence and knowledge you need so much as a first-time parents, instructors were just perfect and you do eaach class as a full day on weekend, so there is no need to do more short antenatal classes which is a huge advantage for a full time working couples.Highly recommend!
Anna N
Anna N
15:00 27 Jan 20
We travelled from Cork to attend the hypnobirthing day course and were very happy with what was delivered. I was slightly nervous it would be based on airy fairy methods and my husband was very sceptical but all the information was science and medical based. Everything Sue delivered made so much sense and she also gave us the tools to implement the techniques in a practical way. I've spent the last 6 months stressing about how I'm going to attempt our 2nd birth without an epidural and having it be a positive experience this time round, but now I'm quite confident that I can use what was given to us on the course to have a good chance of that happening.Even if someone does want a birth with an epidural etc. I would still highly recommend Sue's course as the best chance to have a calm, happy birthing experience.
Emma Conroy
Emma C.
14:59 27 Jan 20
The course was great value and really practical, covering a wide range of issues. Niamh was really clear and helpful so I’m much more confident now that if my baby needs first aid, I’ll know what to do. You also get a set of notes to look over when you get home.
Emma Hanrahan
Emma H.
16:19 05 Jan 20
Have been to two ante natal classes with Jean from the baby academy and found both fantastic. As a first time Mam it was informative & instructive but also practical. Would highly recommend & currently looking forward to the baby first aid class. Thanks to the team at baby academy.
Sarah Hennessy
Sarah H.
20:34 03 Jan 20