This special day 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.
I myself will also be 8 months pregnant with my second child at the time of this workshop. I will therefore feel even more passionate & connected to guide you on the path to a conscious, relaxed yet active birth.
This will be a very in-depth workshop covering a range of techniques so you can take what most resonates with you.
11.00-11.30am WELCOME CIRLCE. Tea & Healthy Snacks. Introduction & Short Meditation.
11.30-12.15pm What is hypnobirthing/ Active Birth?
Begin with a little theory.
Practical on Early Signs & 1st Stage Labour. Understanding of the physiology of labour, hormones, what makes it start and what can cause it to slow down. How you can work with your body and baby to ease through the stages of labour, adapting to labour as it progresses. Breathing Exercises & Practical skills for this stage.
12.15-13.00pm PREGNANCY YOGA to encourage optimal foetal positioning & strength for an active birth. Partners get involved too.
13.00-14.00pm LUNCH (Organic Vegetarian Food)
14.00-14.30pm 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 Due Dates and Induction. Releasing the fear!
Hospital Bag/ Home Birth Checklist/ Doing a Birth Plan/ Open Discussion
15.30-16.00pm The Fourth Trimester- Power of the Golden Hour.
Role & Importance of the birth partner. Couples Birth Visualization using Hypnobirthing Techniques.
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.
“Preparation gives birth to self confidence.” – Denise Harman
Booking essential via event brite:
The cost per couple is £55
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When to take this workshop:
The workshop is suitable for all birth choices!
The bottom line is, any time before you go into labour is a good time to take this workshop, but enrolling after month 5 or 6 of your pregnancy is recommend. Even if it’s not your first pregnancy, you may want to consider attending as every labour & delivery is different, so all can benefit from a refresh. Keep in mind that the sooner you register, the more likely you are to ensure you have secured a place.
Bring a Birthing Ball & Notepad | All other Props, Food & Refreshments Provided.