Why Dr Des's Antenatal Classes?

The Corona Virus has made it difficult to attend classical in-person Antenatal Classes, which is why I have made the transition (for the meantime) and am now offering courses online, live. These interactive classes are now accessible via the comfort of your home - WITH A 25% DISCOUNT 

The classes are tailored to the South African context, whether you are wanting a natural birth or a caesarean section, whether you are with a gynaecologist or a midwife.

-Registered GP (Medical Doctor)

- 21 years teaching these prenatal classes

- Experienced six births herself!

- Comprehensive course (see the detailed breakdown here)

- Additionally, guest speakers cover: doulas, personal caesar experience, baby sleep & routine and the latest research

- Extensive notes provided 

- Postnatal support offered


My Story

A mother of six
Teaching for 19 years
A medical doctor

Becoming parents is undoubtedly one of the biggest life changes a couple undergoes.

Give yourselves and baby the best in terms of pregnancy, birth, feeding and baby care. Knowledge is the key to this investment.

Prenatal classes aim to answer your many questions. How can I feel better in pregnancy? What is new in pain relief? Is a caesarean safe? Is a natural birth possible? Should I breastfeed? Why is baby crying? How do I put him to sleep? Bath him? How often should I feed him? Is postnatal depression preventable? Etc. etc.

South Africans have dissatisfying birth experiences. Many women are victims of ignorance. Couples can change the outcomes of this special time without having regrets. I feel I can make a difference by educating parents-to-be so they can make the best choices for themselves.

My passion is pregnancy, birth and babies. I would love to work with you in this fun and accepting forum.



My husband and i never stop talking about your wonderful lessons. 
You should hear us saying to each other 'Babe i miss Dr. Des' antenatal classes' 
He never stops saying how professional you are!!!

Palesa & Itumeleng

Thanks Dr Des for a very informative, insightful class which has really been a method of making us feel more sure and calm about the future. 
We definitely will be referring to your notes many times to come. 
We enjoyed and were grateful fro your lessons.
Thank you!

Monique & Jason

Thank you so much for the classes, we really enjoyed each and every one of them! We especially enjoyed how informative and interesting they were!
Thank you for giving out notes at each class… Thank you so much for providing snacks and drinks… Thank you for being so approachable and kind – it really goes a long way.
We really and truly learned a lot and will definitely recommend your classes! 

Wayne & Yaella





Cell: 082 680 5353

Linksfield area classes:

Netcare Linksfield Hospital, 24 12th Avenue Linksfield West, Johannesburg

Currently, seeing the lock-down situation in South Africa, classes are being held online via Zoom.