Birth Preparation Workshops
This workshop will give you an overview of what to expect during birthing. Learn to relax and prepare for the birth of your baby. Both you and your birthing partner will learn tools and techniques to prepare for birth, birthing and the first few weeks after birth.
Birth preparation workshops are for any Mum-to-be in their third trimester and their birth partner.
- Understanding the physiology of the pelvis and how its shape can affect your labour & positive interventions that can help baby travel trough the pelvis
- Massage & relaxation techniques to relieve fear, pain and tension
- Dissolving tension and pain at each stage of labour - breathing techniques for pain relief
- How movement can help facilitate birthing
- Overcoming fear of birth by using body-based practices
- Comfortable labour and birth positions: what will work for your body and your baby's presentation and practical solutions for difficult presentations
- Learn how to conserve energy during birthing
- Managing expectations – creating a birth plan that is flexible, being open to change whatever your birth experience
- You will also have a handout which will include details of support groups, such as breast feeding groups.
Next workshop will be at: Yoga Tula Studio, Stonehouse
Duration: 3 hours 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Cost: £55.00 (£50.00 concessions) per couple (if booked in advance) / £60 on the day if there is space - spaces are limited so please book in advance.
Birth Preparation Reviews
" The workshop was exactly what we wanted. This is our second baby and during the labour of our first baby I felt very out of control. After attending Nicki's workshop I now ell I have more tools to help me stay calm and focused during our birth. Watch this space!!!" Helen
" Nick's approach is gentle and reassuring. I left the workshop feeling empowered and trusting of my body and bay. Thank you." Kerryn
" Having struggled to find some supportive information through antenatal classes, I was really pleased to attend Nicki's workshop. Practical, down-to-earth and most importantly enjoyable.." Kimberley
" My partner and I have attended an NCT course and NHS antenatal classes, but Nicki’s birthing workshop was brilliant for helping us both to feel as prepared as we can be for the labour and birth, because they allowed us to actually practice the positions and breathing techniques in a safe and supportive environment. I think it was a really important experience for us to have together, giving Matt and increased understanding of how he can actively support me during labour, and me complete trust in him to be able to remind me of what I can do to help myself when I’m not thinking clearly. We both left feeling excited about meeting our baby for the first time! " Cat
" I would thoroughly I would thoroughly recommend anyone on a birthing journey to attend Nicki’s workshop. It’s a perfect way of sharing ways in which your partner can support you through the labour - integrating both the practical and theory side of active birthing. I feel so much more ready for labour now Thanks to Nicki’s positivity, knowledge, fun, approachability and dedication. My deepest felt thank you." Jennifer
" Having felt a little anxious about labour theis course gave me much reassurance in my body's ability to give birth naturally and helpful tips to reduce the risk of needing medical intervention. To have my partner exposed to some of the birthing positions and breathing techniques was really helpful and will hopefully help out labour experience go smoothly. " Emily
" The workshop was extremely useful to us both, Myles feels already that he can be a big part of it rather than a bystander which is exactly what I had hoped for, but for me personally, the class in a massive way, has made me feel so much more relaxed about the process and almost...excited to face each stage knowing I have much more confidence in my own body's ability to do it, so thank you! I'd almost been ignoring thinking about labour much at all in case I just felt terrified and overwhelmed, but I genuinely feel excited!" Emma
Deep Relaxation Workshops For Pregnancy
Immerse yourself in this extended yoga workshop where the emphasis is placed on unwinding, reflecting and deep relaxation to nurture the body and open the heart.
When: Date TBC
Please get in touch if you are interested in attending this workshop.