Simple breathing and physical exercises for relaxation, and to facilitate childbirth, are a good way of preparing yourself for the birth of your child. These exercises assist you, both mentally and physically, in dealing with the pain you will experience during birth. All Mediclinic hospitals offer antenatal courses.

We recommend that you begin attending antenatal classes between the 25th and the 30th week of pregnancy. The classes usually consist of six two-hour sessions and will prepare you for the birth, your stay in hospital and what to expect when you go home.

The Mediclinic Baby programme, offers a wealth of information and support on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and baby care. For more information, contact our Mediclinic Baby coordinator at