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Real Birth Workshop

A step by step journey of how our bodies birth our babies

Looking for an Online Antenatal Education programme? Click here.

When you think about giving birth and meeting your baby for the first time,

what words come to mind? 

Blissful? Positive? Empowering? 

All expectant mamma's want to be prepared and feel confident about giving birth. They want to know what to expect from the birthing process, how they can help themselves and what their birth partners can do to help them too. Maybe they have given birth before and want to feel more empowered this time around.

There is so much fear and misinformation surrounding childbirth. People are often quick to share the negatives and you don't always get to hear about how birth can (and should be) be a truly positive and transformative experience.

No woman or pregnant person should have to give birth with fear and without the knowledge of how amazing their body is - it was designed to give birth to our babies!

The Real Birth Workshop is the ultimate antenatal class.  

I will use my knowledge and experience as a midwife to take you on a step by step journey of how your body gives birth. 

My aim is to help you to understand more about the physiology of this incredible process, as learning how competent and incredible your body is can help you feel confident and relaxed through the stages of birth. ​

 

The workshop will also explore the impact of positive language in birth and will help you to understand more about the 'medical model' of midwifery care and use this knowledge to plan to give birth your way! 

 

I will also teach practical skills for you and your birth partner so they feel comfortable in their role. These can be used during late pregnancy, labour and birth to help you feel calm and in control.​ 

 

This comprehensive workshop covers:

  • Positive attitudes in pregnancy

  • Hormones in pregnancy and birth

  • Stages of labour

  • Understanding the role of your pelvis, pelvic floor and surrounding muscles in birth

  • Ways to reduce stress in pregnancy and labour including breathing and relaxation techniques

  • How to be a birth partner and advocate in labour

  • Birthing positions to make labour shorter and more comfortable

  • Benefits of skin to skin for mum, dad and baby 

  • Baby’s adjustment to its new world

  • introduction to making a birth plan

 

I have also attended the Spinning Babies training and I am able to guide you in optimal fetal positioning to promote comfort in pregnancy and a quicker and more straightforward birth. Including helping to flip a breech baby. 

After you have been on the workshop you will have all the information you need to complete your birth plan and will be able to look forward to meeting your baby! 

What else is included?

  • a booklet containing key points from the workshop and space for you to make notes. This will help you when discussing your birth wishes with your midwife/doctor and making a birth plan

  • access to my extensive health, birth and parenting library resources 

  • a selection of downloadable birth hypnotherapy MP3's to help you relax, release fear and prepare for giving birth 

  • a 1 hour birth debrief appointment after you have given birth. This can be via telephone or face to face. 

Workshops are run in small groups of 3-4 couples at various venues across South Yorkshire.  I offer a variety of formats from one full day (10-4pm  (usually on a Saturday) to split weekend morning and evenings sessions 2x 3 hours. 

Your investment: £150 per couple. 

A deposit of £50 is required to secure your booking. Payment by installments can be arranged by request. 

 See my upcoming workshops page for more information.

Please note: Face to face workshops have been temporarily suspended in view of the latest advice from the government that pregnant women should self isolate due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am happy to be able to offer an online antenatal education programme. Click here for more information. 

I also offer bespoke 1:1 workshops for those wanting a more personalised birth education experience, perhaps to discuss  a previous birth in detail and options or considerations for this birth. These are usually in the comfort of your own home but an alternative venue can be arranged. The format of these sessions can be taylored to fit your needs. i. e one full day or split sessions. 

Your investment: from £240 per couple. 

A deposit of £50 is required to secure your booking. Payment by installments can be arranged by request. 

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