Thomson Childbirth Education Courses

FAQ

  • Must I go for Antenatal Class?

    You are strongly advised to do so as to prepare you and your partner for the arrival of your baby.

  • What is the duration of the course?

    Either 4 Weekly Lessons (2.5 hours/session) or a 1 Day Intensive Course (5.5 hours). Both options come with a complimentary doctors' talk. Courses are conducted on both weekdays and weekends.

  • Where are the courses conducted?

    We offer three venues for your convenience: Block 1 @ Thomson Road (Opp. TMC), Bove @ Suntec City Mall, and Oasia Hotel in Novena.

  • How soon should I register for the course?

    Upon confirmation of your pregnancy.

  • When should I start the course?

    At or after 20th week of gestation.

  • What should I prepare for the class?

    Nothing, just bring yourself & your partner! You may wish to wear comfortable clothing for the Pre & Post Natal Exercise sessions (Lesson 1 & 2 for 4 Weekly Lessons as well as for 1 Day Intensive Course). Please bring a pair of socks if you are attending classes at Bove @ Suntec City Mall.

  • How much is the course fee?

    There are different prices for selections of weekdays or weekends course and discounts for FBI/SBI members. Please click here for schedule and fee.

  • Can my partner come along?

    Yes, the course is for both of you. In fact, we strongly emphasise the importance of the father's role in our classes.

  • Can my mother/mother-in-law come along with my partner too?

    No, except if your partner is outstation and at the discretion of the trainer.

  • Can my pregnant friend accompany me?

    No.

  • What is the class size?

    From 10 to 24 couples, depending on the venue.

  • This is my first born. Can I just go for a few lessons instead of the whole 4 lessons?

    You are encouraged to go for whole 4 lessons to reap the full benefits.

  • What happens if I am too busy to attend the lesson?

    You are encouraged to join our intensive 5.5 hours course instead. It will cover the main essentials with hands-on practice plus a complimentary doctors' talk.

  • What happen if I’m going to deliver soon and do not have enough time to complete the 4 Weekly Lessons?

    You are encouraged to join our intensive 5.5 hours course instead. It will cover the main essentials with hands-on practice plus a complimentary doctors' talk.

  • Can I pay only on the first day of the class at the venue itself?

    No. You have to secure your booking before you turn up for the class.

  • Are all the other trainers good?

    Yes, they have from 10 to 35 years of experience in maternity practice. All trainers use a standardised syllabus for all our classes.

  • If I miss a lesson, can it be replaced?

    Yes, you can do a make-up class but subject to availability of the seat and class schedule. Please speak to your trainer for the arrangement.

  • Will I be refunded if I give birth earlier and miss some lessons?

    Yes. We need a doctor's letter before we can proceed for refund. A nominal fee will be charged for administrative purpose. There will be no refund if you have attended two lessons and without medical reasons.

  • Who should I contact if I have more questions?

    You can contact us via e-mail cbe@thomsonmedical.com or call us at 63508848 (office hours) | 62502222 (after office hour). Our operating hours are:
    Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm;
    Saturdays: 8:30am-11:00am.

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