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Sleeping Newborn

Embark on the journey of a lifetime












With Dr Des Hoppenstein GP,

Mother of 6,

Teaching for 25 years


Have fun while you learn!

In-person or online

Hands-on activities

Meet other couples

Comprehensive notes and guest speaker

Expert guidance from a medical doctor and mother of 6

25 years of guiding expectant couples



Pregnant woman in nature

My Story

I qualified as a medical doctor in 1991 and practiced medicine on and off while growing my family of 6 children. Their ages range from 16 to 30 years of age.


The course is evidence-based and I keep abreast of the latest in obstetrics, breastfeeding and relevant topics. I live in Johannesburg with my husband and three of the children.

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 baby to sleep? Bath baby? How often should I feed baby? 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.


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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

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