Tamba’s Multiple Pregnancy Antenatal Courses
Why take a Tamba antenatal course? Antenatal course leader Sharon Famiglietti and parents who have taken the course explain why Tamba's antenatal courses are unique.
The aim of the course is to enable couples to explore their choices in terms of delivery and subsequent care of their babies using evidence-based information. This is a unique intensive one-day programme (10am-4.30pm). There is a break for lunch (not included in the cost) and this can be an ideal time to chat to the other couples and swap ideas and tips. Group sizes are kept small with a maximum of eight couples to allow everyone to get to know one other and most people stay in touch with each other after the course, providing that vital support network for when their babies are born. We recommend that you attend a course from 20 weeks into your pregnancy but you can make your booking at any point in your pregnancy.
Couples set their own agenda for the course at the start of the day but these are topics that are often covered;
- Birth and delivery choices for multiples
- What to expect in labour
- How to cope with pain and what choices are available for pain control
- Weighing up vaginal versus Caesarean birth
- How to make Caesarean birth special if that is your chosen option
- Recovery after a Caesarean birth
- What to expect in a Special Care Baby Unit
- How to breastfeed or feed more than one baby
- Routines and sleeping
- Impact on your relationship
- Individuality and language development of multiples
Sessions are often joined by local multiple birth parents who come to share their experiences and answer questions on the day-to-day practicalities of life with more than one baby. All couples receive an information pack which includes the Healthy Multiple Pregnancy Guide, Preparing for Parenthood and the Breast feeding More Than One Booklet.
The courses are run by trained antenatal teachers or midwives (click here for more information on the course teachers) who are available by phone or email to help with any final questions in the days leading up to the birth or immediately afterwards.
The cost is £139. Please note that terms and conditions apply, particularly if you need to cancel for any reason see - Terms and conditions See our Frequently Asked Questions for further information which includes information on venues. We recommend that you attend an ante-natal course after 20 weeks into your pregnancy.
We can also take payment in 2 instalments - the first instalment will be 30% ie £41.70 with the full balance being due 5 weeks prior to the course. If you would like to pay by instalments please e-mail for further details.
We can offer private sessions in the following locations: IG10, RG6, RH1, TF10, BS21, LS22 (and surrounding areas - although please do enquire if you are outside of these areas and are interested in a private session) The cost is £148 for two people for a 3 hour private course. For further details please e-mail
“Thank you Tamba we found the session with Sharon on Friday very valuable, we both left feeling very informed and also excited about what is ahead of us. We couldn't have asked for a more professional and knowledgeable person to guide us through certain worries we had” Lucy & Josh
Those who book onto a Tamba one day Ante-Natal course and a 2 hour Preparing for Parenthood webinar/Seminar are entitled to attend a Tamba Breastfeeding Multiples webinar FREE of charge
Book a course
If you would rather book over the telephone or are having problems booking online please call the Tamba office on 01252 332 344 or e-mail.
We also have short courses available in Scotland.
Click on our interactive map to find a course near you
Sat 3rd Oct Chiswick (FULL)
Sat 17th Oct Finchley (FULL)
Sat 14th Nov Chiswick (Place for 2 couples remaining)
Sat 21st Nov Loughton (Place for 2 couples remaining)
Sat 5th Dec Chiswick
Sat 9th Jan Chiswick
Sat 16th Jan Finchley
Sat 6th Feb Chiswick
Sat 27th Feb Loughton
Sat 5th Mar Chiswick
Sat 16th Apr Finchley
Sat 14th May Loughton
Sat 9th July Finchley
Sat 21st Nov Loughton
Sat 12th Dec Cambridge
Sat 27th Feb Loughton
Sat 12th March Cambridge
Sat 14th May Loughton
Sat 11th June Cambridge
Nearest courses are in Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham (please see courses in the West Midlands for further information)
Nearest courses are in Wetheby (please see courses in Yorkshire for further information)
Sat 3rd Oct Manchester
Sat 5th Dec Manchester
Sat 20th Feb Manchester
Sat 7th May Manchester
Sat 23rd July Manchester
Sat 31st Oct Guildford (FULL)
Sun 22nd Nov Tunbridge Wells
Sat 30th Jan Guildford
Sat 5th Mar Tunbridge Wells
Sat 23rd Apr Guildford
Sat 4th June Tunbridge Wells
Sat 17th Oct Bristol
Sat 23rd Jan Bristol
Sat 9th Apr Bristol
Sat 7th Nov Sutton Coldfield
Sat 23rd Jan Birmingham
Sat 23rd April Birmingham
Sat 25th June Birmingham
Yorkshire and the Humber
Sat 28th Nov Wetherby
Nearest courses are in Bristol (see courses in the South West region for more information)
Click here to view Northern Ireland courses
Click here to view Scottish Antenatal courses
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Feedback from the course
"I found the course really useful. There was lots of great discussion and some really valuable information."
"Excellent course – I now feel very reassured about coping. I would definitely recommend the course to others."
"The course was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. The course tutor was very knowledgeable and approachable and answered all of our questions. It was very informative."
97% of course attendees in 2014 rated the course as a 9 or 10 out of 10 overall