Birth Preparation Workshops

These half day birth preparation workshops are for pregnant women and their partners, allowing time to focus on the journey towards birth and parenting together. Workshops give an overview of the birth process and will explore how birth partners can support the labouring woman practically and emotionally.

A typical workshop covers:

 

They  are suitable for all, whether you are first or second time parents and planning a home or hospital birth. Women are welcome to attend on their own. Handouts and refreshments will be provided.

Cost: £40 per person/£80 per couple, concessions available; additional birth partners welcome, £20 per person (family, friends, doulas).


​These workshops complement the weekly

'I would recommend this workshop to others, the positive outlook has really helped me to overcome my fear of labour and childbirth'.   Claire M.

 

 'Found this really useful and has made me feel a lot more relaxed about the birth.  It was really nice to work through as a couple and for us both to be equally included'.  Alice & Jim

 

• What is active birth?
• Overview of the pelvis and working with gravity
• The hormones of labour and birth
• Stages of labour
• Positions and the use of a birthing ball
• Massage and acupressure points to assist labour
• Breathing and active relaxation
• Addressing fears and anxieties