Thursday 2 September 2010 7.49am
Also note that (although the list above is pretty comprehensive) this is a quite frequent question on the forum, so doing a quick search - using the "search" link which is above and to the middle of the original post - may yield something additional.
Personally, for new parents-to-be, I'd put in a fairly high recommendation for the NCT classes which meet in the room above the Royal Oak (YES!! You can do NCT classes above my favourite pub. How good is that?). Before going, I was quite a strong NCT sceptic (all I'd ever heard from them was, basically, man-hating new agey guff on Womens' Hour or somesuch). There is a small element of organic muesli and conquering pain through chanting, but 80%+ of the classes were really useful to me, and the friendships that came out of it have been really useful to all 3 of us.
...if you press it, they will come.