Pregnancy Support Services

Private Prenatal Classes in the Familiarity of Your Home Environment

Antenatal classes are a great way for expecting parents to learn what to expect regarding the upcoming birth process, breastfeeding and baby care. Every family has different preferences and so we believe every family would prefer to spend their precious time focusing on learning what is more relevant for their lifestyle and preferences. The most valuable part of prenatal classes also tend to be confidence-building through hands-on practice on handling the baby. This requires 1-on-1 attention from the instructor, which group classes tend not to be able to provide.

Private Prenatal Classes

Types of Private Prenatal Classes

We offer 3 types of One-day Private Prenatal Classes:

  1. Basic Classes are best suited for parents expecting their first child, when in the 2nd trimester so that you can learn more about what you will need to prepare before baby is born.
  2. Advanced Classes are best suited for parents expecting their first child, after the 30th week of pregnancy so that you can get hands-on practice for when the baby is born.
  3. Experienced Classes are best suited for parents who want refreshers on how to care for a newborn and/or managing multiple kids.

Best for parents expecting their first child; when mother is in her 2nd trimester (later is fine too, though earlier is better)

S$220 includes:

  • Class Materials Provided Prior to the Session

    • Signs of Labour and what to do
    • Physical and mental preparation for the stages of labour
    • Understanding pain relief options, induction, c-sections and hospital procedures so you can make informed decisions
    • How breastfeeding works
    • Breastfeeding positions
    • Understanding baby cues and cries
    • Understanding baby sleep cycles
    • Understanding baby poop

  • 2-hour Private Prenatal Class

    1st hour - Spent going through materials provided and/or any questions you may have.

    2nd hour - Spent going through the planned set-up you have in mind for your home once baby arrives, and hands-on practice on:

    • Carrying baby
    • Breastfeeding positions
    • Changing diapers
    • Swaddling baby
    • Bathing baby

Best for parents expecting their first child; when mother is over her 30th week of pregnancy)

S$280 includes:

  • Class Materials Provided Prior to the Session

    • What to pack in your hospital bag
    • How to make padsicles before your deliver
    • Essential and good-to-have checklist before baby is born, before baby is 4 months old, and before baby is 7 months old

  • 1-hour's support provided via whatsapp pre- or post- class on specific baby product queries

    This support can be provided once you download the class materials and have queries on items in the checklists so that you can buy them prior to our class, or further discussion on any items after our class. 

  • 2-hour Private Prenatal Class

    1st hour - Spent going through what you have or have not bought based off the checklists provided.

    2nd hour - Spent on hands-on practices on:

    • How to set up the cot and/or other sleeping arrangements
    • How to use your breastpump and/or sterilizer effectively
    • How to perform hand expressions to get rid of clogs and/or to check whether your breasts are fully empty
    • How to use your baby carrier
    • Refreshers on breastfeeding positions
    • Refreshers on swaddling and bathing

Best for parents who want a refresher on breastfeeding and/or want to prepare for managing a household with multiple kids

S$220 includes:

  • Class Materials Provided Prior to the Session

    • What to pack in your hospital bag
    • How to make padsicles before your deliver
    • Essential and good-to-have checklist before baby is born, before baby is 4 months old, and before baby is 7 months old
    • How to build and manage a freezer stash effectively
    • How to prepare your older kid(s) for their new sibling(s)

  • 2-hour Private Prenatal Class

    1st hour - Spent going through your family's present schedule with your older kid(s) and intended breastfeeding and sleeping arrangements.

    2nd hour - Spent on hands-on practices on:

    • Refreshers on breastfeeding positions
    • How to use a silicone milk collector while latching to minimise time spent on pumping
    • How to use your breastpump and/or sterilizer effectively
    • How to perform hand expressions to get rid of clogs and/or to check whether your breasts are fully empty
    • How to set up the cost and/or other sleeping arrangements
    • Refreshers on swaddling and bathing

You will receive all education materials covered on the topics described immediately, and can enjoy a 2-hour private prenatal consulting session at a venue of your choice.

Any additional time spent with you during the face-to-face session will be charged at S$40/30mins or part of thereof; any follow-up sessions at your home or via text/videos will be charged at a rate of $80/hour or part of thereof.

Why Consider Private Prenatal Classes?

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Save Time and Money

Most group prenatal classes require you to spend 6-8 hours (sometimes requiring commitment on specific time slots over 3-4 weeks) where the bulk of the time is spent covering theory and descriptions on the topics covered in the class. Baby Planner SG will share the materials covering the theory and descriptions on the topics prior to the session(s) and spend the 1-on-1 session time with you elaborating on the areas you would like to learn more about. More time within the sessions can also then be devoted to the practical aspects on handing the baby to build confidence. It is often also during the hands-on activities where more questions arise. You can hence have full control the number of and duration of the sessions, and pay only for the time our Baby Planning Consultant spends with you.

Make Decisions Objectively

Build Confidence with Hands-on Learning

Baby Planner SG will bring a newborn-sized baby doll and can either use items which you have already bought, or bring other items you have not yet bought for the private classes. This provides hands-on experience for you to try using baby items you had never tried using before and get instant feedback on the best ways of handling the items. It builds your confidence and helps you visualise the actual situations when breastfeeding, preparing baby bottles, changing the baby’s diaper and swaddling the baby bent over a cot/bed, bathing the baby, etc. During the lessons, you will role-play some typical scenarios to help you prepare for life when baby is home with you. We believe it is also helpful for you to discover better ways to arrange the furniture in their house or determine what baby items you need to purchase.

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Enjoy Privacy Learning about Breastfeeding

Group antenatal classes are only able to provide theoretical education about breastfeeding and pumping, but it is hard to understand how breastfeeding positions actually feel when you are doing so at home with your baby. Every breastpump is also different and trying to figure fittings based off pictures can be challenging or confusing. Private prenatal classes, on the other hand, can allow you test all the breastfeeding hold positions on your sofa or bed so you can figure out what kinds of pillows/tables you might need nearby. If you so wish, our Baby Planning Consultant can also provide practical feedback on how to use your pump correctly during the session(s), or how to feel whether you have developed clogged ducts or perform manual hand expression of milk.

Lim Xue Er
Lim Xue Er
7 August 2021

Had a session this afternoon with Baby Planner SG at the comfort of our own home and learned a lot just in two hours as first time parents to be! It’s like a customised antenatal class (or I would also call it private tuition on breastfeeding & baby care) where we were able to learn how to take care of our newborn within our own home environment - we are still currently living with my in-laws where there are some space constraints so the tips on how to work around the limited space when baby arrives were really useful. We also received practical advice on what preparation is needed and what was not really necessary. Appreciate the generous and informative sharing!

Yanhua Lin
Yanhua Lin
1 Oct 2022

Thank you Yiling for the private session at our place. The session was very informative and helpful for first time parents like us. We started off with theory then move on the hands-on part, which was really practical as we get to learn how to swaddle, changing diaper and bathe the baby. She also looked into the set up of our baby room and gave practical suggestions on how we can make it better. Both my husband and I have benefited from the session!

Ashley Liew
Ashley Liew
9 Jan 2022

My wife and I absolutely appreciated our first Baby Planner session with Yi Ling, the private basic prenatal class. As first time parents, we both found the class materials and discussion on labour, breastfeeding, and baby care really helpful. The fun part is especially the hands-on practical aspect of baby care, just as preparing a swaddle, changing diapers, and showering a newborn. Having this all done in our home and baby room makes this experience all the more helpful, because she could look at our existing setup, give us plenty of considerations about the baby room and toilet before things were set, and helped us better visualise how things would actually be done once baby arrives. We had our helper attend this useful class as well so we could all be on the same page when taking care of baby. We also loved that Yi Ling was so accommodating to our many questions during the session, and outside the session as well. Having a Baby Planner’s expertise just a WhatsApp message away gives us so much assurance too! We are looking forward to our next session soon too, the private advanced perinatal class. Thank you once again, Baby Planner! 🙏

Nicky Berge
Nicky Berge
9 Dec 2020

The consultant was thorough and well-organised with pre-reading ahead of the session. She took time to explain in great detail anything and everything and she's very passionate and reassuring. She didn't mind us interrupting her with our questions and did not force her way on us; she was objective so we are now able to make our own informed decisions. She genuinely wanted to provide a good service and has a lot of knowledge on different brands and things we needed as well as clearly having a lot of experience. Overall, we would heartily recommend her as we got more out of one session with her than a traditional prenatal class over 4 weekends.

Nurhidayah Basri
Nurhidayah Basri
18 Jan 2022

We had our private prenatal class with Yi Ling in Dec. She was very warm, open and friendly when I reached out to her, unlike other places that scolded me for asking for a class so late into my pregnancy! The session was very informative and useful for my husband and me. Luckily she coached us on alot of stuff, 'cos the hospital's way of teaching how to swaddle and bathe baby is through watching videos! lol

Alex Liam
Alex Liam
18 Sep 2022

My wife and I attended the basic class, and that was sufficient to give us a great introduction to caring for the baby. Yiling was patient, understanding and thorough, and we greatly enjoyed the class! She came down to our house to conduct the class and to give us personalized tips as well, which was really helpful.

Lim Xue Er
Lim Xue Er
7 August 2021

Had a session this afternoon with Baby Planner SG at the comfort of our own home and learned a lot just in two hours as first time parents to be! It’s like a customised antenatal class (or I would also call it private tuition on breastfeeding & baby care) where we were able to learn how to take care of our newborn within our own home environment - we are still currently living with my in-laws where there are some space constraints so the tips on how to work around the limited space when baby arrives were really useful. We also received practical advice on what preparation is needed and what was not really necessary. Appreciate the generous and informative sharing!

Yanhua Lin
Yanhua Lin
1 Oct 2022

Thank you Yiling for the private session at our place. The session was very informative and helpful for first time parents like us. We started off with theory then move on the hands-on part, which was really practical as we get to learn how to swaddle, changing diaper and bathe the baby. She also looked into the set up of our baby room and gave practical suggestions on how we can make it better. Both my husband and I have benefited from the session!

Ashley Liew
Ashley Liew
9 Jan 2022

My wife and I absolutely appreciated our first Baby Planner session with Yi Ling, the private basic prenatal class. As first time parents, we both found the class materials and discussion on labour, breastfeeding, and baby care really helpful. The fun part is especially the hands-on practical aspect of baby care, just as preparing a swaddle, changing diapers, and showering a newborn. Having this all done in our home and baby room makes this experience all the more helpful, because she could look at our existing setup, give us plenty of considerations about the baby room and toilet before things were set, and helped us better visualise how things would actually be done once baby arrives. We had our helper attend this useful class as well so we could all be on the same page when taking care of baby. We also loved that Yi Ling was so accommodating to our many questions during the session, and outside the session as well. Having a Baby Planner’s expertise just a WhatsApp message away gives us so much assurance too! We are looking forward to our next session soon too, the private advanced perinatal class. Thank you once again, Baby Planner! 🙏

Nicky Berge
Nicky Berge
9 Dec 2020

The consultant was thorough and well-organised with pre-reading ahead of the session. She took time to explain in great detail anything and everything and she's very passionate and reassuring. She didn't mind us interrupting her with our questions and did not force her way on us; she was objective so we are now able to make our own informed decisions. She genuinely wanted to provide a good service and has a lot of knowledge on different brands and things we needed as well as clearly having a lot of experience. Overall, we would heartily recommend her as we got more out of one session with her than a traditional prenatal class over 4 weekends.

Nurhidayah Basri
Nurhidayah Basri
18 Jan 2022

We had our private prenatal class with Yi Ling in Dec. She was very warm, open and friendly when I reached out to her, unlike other places that scolded me for asking for a class so late into my pregnancy! The session was very informative and useful for my husband and me. Luckily she coached us on alot of stuff, 'cos the hospital's way of teaching how to swaddle and bathe baby is through watching videos! lol

Alex Liam
Alex Liam
18 Sep 2022

My wife and I attended the basic class, and that was sufficient to give us a great introduction to caring for the baby. Yiling was patient, understanding and thorough, and we greatly enjoyed the class! She came down to our house to conduct the class and to give us personalized tips as well, which was really helpful.

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