The Real Birth Company has been born from the idea that everyone should be able to access positive, affordable, evidence-based information. We believe totally that informative antenatal education is a vital part of pregnancy, and over the last 6 years our programme has been shared with 10,000’s of women.

The Real Birth Programme has been developed to look at birth with a modern approach. We use the latest up to date evidence-based information and is being constantly developed to move with the ever-changing maternity services.


To impart knowledge with confidence to empower pregnant women and people and their birth partners at this very special time.

To provide relevant, up to date evidence based antenatal information that is imparted with a positive attitude to birth.


The RealBirth Company is dedicated to empowering individuals guiding expecting parents toward positive pregnancy and birth experiences. Our ethos emphasizes a positive approach to birth, underpinned by our core values.
In just over a week of training, you’ll become proficient in facilitating both face-to-face and virtual workshops through our accredited antenatal teacher training program. This comprehensive programme, equips you to conduct 6-weekly sessions in various formats, ensuring a positive environment while supporting a deeper understanding of childbirth, caring for their baby and themselves postnatally, whilst presenting many of their options, choices and preferences.
Upon completion, you’ll earn certification as a registered RealBirth Programme Antenatal Educator and gain exclusive access to a supportive Hub. This Hub is a treasure trove of resources and information designed for your classes, accompanied by peer support from fellow RealBirth educators. Training videos and updates are readily available, offering ongoing assistance before you lead a class.
Our training enables you to establish and conduct your own antenatal sessions or personalised one-on-one classes within a private framework. If you’re an NHS professional, we have a tailored training programme specifically for you. Our course enriches you with advanced skills and methodologies for delivering evidence-based, positive antenatal education.

Thank you so much!!
It was a really good course that I thoroughly enjoyed! It was so nice to go back to basics and remember the fundamentals of labour and birth!
Thanks again,

- June 2023, ‎‎

It was interesting speaking to other midwives around the country. I enjoyed the revision aspect of the course and how to put together in a ‘coaching’ environment

- April 2023, ‎‎

Zoe is so professional, confident and engaging. It was nice to speak to other midwives within the local area as well to see their perspective on antenatal education and midwifery care overall.

- May 2023, ‎‎

The face-to-face sessions!

Their way of teaching and support was incredible

- October 2022,

“I really enjoyed the interaction as Zoe encouraged us to write notes on our flip art and she would provide constructive feedback on our revision. She is very passionate about Real Birth and I feel this is passed on through the training.”

- June 2020
“The break out rooms were very helpful as each of us had a slightly different Way of writing the information as notes and we shared our knowledge and notes and helped each other to practice. I felt this time away allowed us to interact in a way we probably wouldn’t have if we were face to face.”
- June 2020,


- June 2020

“I loved the content, the format and the friendliness. Just the right amount of pace vs support. Even though it was scary at first, presenting the course back was invaluable to make sure I’d understood the content and for feedback on how I came across and what to work on. Almost wish I could do the course again!”

- July 2020,

“Love the philosophy and ethos! The knowledge sharing and empowerment.”

- July 2020, ‎‎ ‎

“I have recently had the privilege of completing the Real Birth training programme, with Zoe and five other amazing Irish midwives. The Programme has given me a completely new view of antenatal education. This programme puts women in the centre of a positive, informed interactive class. The way the class is delivered is empowering for both Women and Midwives. I can’t wait to start teaching it here!!”

- January 2019

“As a midwife who taught antenatal classes this class has given me a totally different perspective on teaching. I cannot wait to teach this programme using our positive language and doing things in reverse! Also as a midwife in the hospital I cannot wait to turn our delivery suite to our birthing suite and caring for women in labour using our positive language. I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 day course. It was intense but it was my favourite by far.”

- January 2019

“I have just been to train with Zoe at the Real Birth Studio, and to say it was amazing is an understatement! She is so passionate about women and their birth experiences …it really rubs of on you. The course is jam packed with evidence based antenatal information so I know that I will always be teaching up to date material.”

- April 2019

“I know how Zoe works and it wasn’t just ‘good’ it was excellent! Every detail made it not only interesting to teach but fascinating to take part in. A lot of the content I knew nut had forgotten because we just don’t go into detail as midwives – the NHS classes are very medicalised. I can’t wait for my first workshop.”

- March 2018
“This course is excellent. As a midwife, it has really helped not only with antenatal education but also with practice.”
- March 2018
“As a midwife for over 15 years, there were so many things I gained from attending this course!”
- July 2018
“I enjoyed everything and can’t wait to deliver the course. It’s very easy to follow and stimulating.”
- October 2018
“The course was amazing, I cannot wait to share my knowledge with mums and dads to be.”
- January 2018


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What to Expect

Meet Joanne, a passionate advocate for positive birth experiences, who embarked on a journey with The RealBirth Company as an Antenatal Educator. With a desire to empower expecting parents and facilitate accessible birth preparation classes, Joanne discovered a fulfilling opportunity that not only aligned with her values but also offered promising earning potential.

Flexible Class Structure: As a RealBirth Antenatal Educator, Joanne had the autonomy to source suitable venues for her clients. RealBirth’s emphasis on intimate class sizes, capped at 5 to 6 pregnant families, allowed her to foster a conducive environment for personalized interaction and support.

Guidance on Fair Pricing: During her induction period, Joanne received comprehensive guidance on fair pricing strategies. The RealBirth Company believes in equitable access to birth preparation classes and provided a pricing guide to ensure inclusivity. While not mandatory, the guide assisted Joanne in offering fair access while maintaining a sustainable business model.

Inclusivity and Reduced Rates: RealBirth actively encourages its teachers to consider inclusivity by offering reduced rates for individuals facing financial constraints. Joanne found fulfillment in extending her classes to those on benefits or with challenging circumstances, ensuring that everyone could benefit from essential birth preparation education.

Unlimited Workshop Opportunities: RealBirth’s flexible approach allowed Joanne to decide on the number of workshops she held throughout the year. This flexibility empowered her to tailor her schedule according to her preferences and the needs of her community, thus expanding her earning potential.

Through her dedication and the support of The RealBirth Company, Joanne not only found fulfilment in empowering expecting parents but also discovered a rewarding avenue for generating income. By blending her passion for positive birth experiences with a flexible and inclusive teaching approach, Joanne found a meaningful way to make a difference while unlocking her earning potential.

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