BIRTH PREPARATION DAYS

These workshops will be led by myself drawing on all my knowledge as a pregnancy yoga teacher, doula, hypnobirthing teacher & mother. It will be a very relaxed & informal setting for you & your partner to learn & prepare for your babies arrival. A beautiful opportunity to connect & make friends with people in your community going through the same journey. The main focus will be removing any fear surrounding birth & reconnecting with your innate confidence to birth freely & easily.

This will be a very in-depth workshop covering a range of techniques so you can take what most resonates with you.

GENERAL SCHEDULE

11.00-11.30am

WELCOME CIRCLE. Teas. Introduction to Hypnobirthing and Calm Birthing. The research behind it and how it works.

11.30-12.15pm

Begin with a little theory. 
Practical on Early Signs & 1st Stage Labour. Understanding of the physiology of labour, what makes it start and what can cause it to slow down. Working with the hormones: How you can work with your body and baby to ease through the stages of labour.

12.15-13.00pm

YOGA Postures to encourage optimal foetal positioning and strength for an active birth. Birth Positions. Hypnobirthing Relaxation

13.00-14.00pm

LUNCH (Organic Vegetarian Food) Feel free to bring food to share.

14.00-15.00pm

Theory & Practical Skills for 2nd & 3rd Stage Labour. Practical on Birthing Positions/ Massage Techniques/ Robozo Work. Delivering Placenta, delayed cord-clamping, skin to skin & babies first feed etc…

15.00-15.30pm

Group Hypobirthing Relaxation and Breathing Exercises

15.30-16.00pm

Hospital Bag Checklist/ Doing a Birth Plan/ Open Discussion

16.00-16.30pm

The Fourth Trimester. Role and Importance of the birth partner. Getting Support. More Hypnobirthing Techniques.

16.30-17.00pm

Guest Speaker (Private Midwife, Doula, Birth Worker)

Price: £65 (for 2 people)

Next Workshop: Saturday 20th January 2018

The session will enable you as a couple to work together, gain new skills & confidence and more importantly discover what you both want from your birth experience. It is a unique opportunity for you & your partner to connect with your baby, explore what support might mean for you, how you can work together to empower the mother & create an environment that promotes calm & relaxation for both you & baby.

The teachings from this day if practised can reduce the need for pain relief and shorten labour, and make you more likely to experience a calmer and more confident birth. It actively involves the father, you will both learn skills to instill confidence about the birth and your role as parents.

“Preparation gives birth to self confidence.”

– Denise Harman

Private Birth Preparation Workshop:

I also offer a bespoke package, tailored to your needs, in private one to one sessions. These sessions are great for getting to know each other and so I can get an understanding of what you and your partner would like your birth experience to be. This package includes birth preparation information, support, and educational tools to support you and your partner to feel empowered and have continuity of care.

Price: £80

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