Me a Mama Antenatal

Our antenatal classes help you focus on your pregnancy and get you ready for whichever labour option you choose, as well as preparing you for the early days at home with your baby. They are also a great place to meet other parents-to-be. We will start from the beginning and take you on a learning journey that will inform, prepare and empower you and your partner with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make your birth, and first few weeks of parenthood, be a positive and joyous occasion. The experience of pregnancy and the birth of your baby will be one of your most memorable and life changing experiences.

Our Me a Mama antenatal classes are unique. The classes are fun and interactive. Sessions are tailor-made for the needs of the group, so all the material and information is relevant to you - not just a run of the mill syllabus. To prepare you and your partner for what lies ahead, not only will you partake in hands-on activities, you will have the opportunity to tour a hospital labour ward.

We also run antenatal courses for second time parents. The jump from first to second child is often underestimated. We'd like to prepare you and your family for what's to come, as well as refresh your knowledge and keep you updated on research and changes in birth practise.

Course information:

Courses start on the first Saturday of every month and run from 10am - 12pm for 4 weeks. Cost: R1,400.00 for 4 group lessons and early payment will secure your place. Only 6 couples per course, so early booking is essential. Private classes are also available at the cost of R 400.00 per hour. For the duration of the course Emma will be available on email for any questions or queries you may have about your pregnancy or labour.

Me a Mama antenatal classes will be covered by most Medical Aid schemes, however, you are advised to check with your own Medical Aid scheme beforehand .

We currently have antenatal classes available in Cape Town (click here to enquire/book)

If you're interested in teaching Me-a-Mama antenatal classes please email

More information about Emma:

Emma Numanoglu, the co-ordinator of Me-a-Mama antenatal classes, is a Registered Nurse with distinctions in Midwifery, Psychiatry and Community with additional courses in: Perinatal Education, Counselling, Epidural Management, Advanced CPR, Breastfeeding, Nursing Management and Palliatative Care complemented her formal nursing training. On graduation Emma was awarded the trophy for Excellence in Clinical Nursing. She has also completed a BA degree in Communication Science and Psychology, as well as a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology and post-grad studies at Wits to become a South African certified Lactation Consultant and a Internationally certified Lactation Consultant (L.B.C.L.C). Midwifery is her passion and she endeavors to ensure that every parent-to-be is aware of all their options and has the best childbirth experience. Being a mother of two young children, she understands the ins and outs of pregnancy, birthing, family dynamics and raising children. She will guide you through the journey, so that it is memorable for all the right reasons.