‘Amazing teacher and so much information and techniques to help with active physiological birth. Would highly recommend this course and teacher, I feel so much more prepared and informed'.

Midwife led Antenatal classes

 

Active Birth Workshop 

The Active Birth & Rebozo workshop is a 1-1 class for expectant mothers and their birth partners.  Led by Heather, registered midwife and antenatal educator; this practical workshop will teach you the best positions to adopt in late pregnancy for comfort and to promote optimal fetal positioning (for breech and back-to-back babies).

Explore positions for early and established labour and the easiest ways to mobilise and transition. Being comfortable and confident to move around in labour can reduce the length of labour and the need for pain relief.

Birth partner support is a fundamental part of this workshop. You and your birth partner will learn massage techniques - how to support you through massage techniques (encouraging relaxation and the release of oxytocin - the love hormone that is needed for labour). Rebozo scarf techniques are taught for relaxation, pain relief and massage. These versatile scarves originate from Mexico where they have been used for many years to support women during birth. Breathing techniques, learn how to practice effective breathing techniques for labour and birth.

By attending The Active Birth & Rebozo workshop, you can approach your labour and birth with confidence, trusting your body and knowing your birth partner feels comfortable in their role.

Heather will ensure the workshop is fun, informal and informative, and will talk you through your options and help with your birth preparation and birth plan. The Active Birth Workshop is a 1 hour suitable from around 28 weeks of pregnancy.

 

 

 

 

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Antenatal Classes

Birth Plan

During this midwife led, 1-1 birth plan session we discuss your individual circumstances and apply it to all types of births, from home birth to caesarean sections. As birth does not always go as planned, this bespoke birth plan will enable you to adapt your desired birth wishes to all eventualities and types of birth, leaving you confident and empowered to give birth. This session is suitable for expectant mothers to attend alone or with their birth partner. It is recommended to have an understanding of the physiology of birth before the birth plan session, therefore if you have not previously attended any antenatal classes, please include the realbirthworkshoponline in your purchase and complete it before the birth plan. This one hour session is suitable from 28 weeks of pregnancy.

 

 

Location

Our classes are located at Barefoot Cabin, a purpose built tranquil log cabin in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield. With a heated floor, comfy surroundings and dim light lights, the perfect environment has been created for our classes. In this safe and relaxing space you will learn everything you need to know to prepare you for birth.

Availability

Classes are available weekdays, evenings & Saturdays. Contact us for availability.

 

 

 

The Real Birth Workshop online: 

Physiology of birth

  • Positive attitudes in pregnancy
  • Physiology of birth
  • Stages of labour
  • Baby’s adjustment to its new world
  • Skin to skin with your baby

Active Birth class

  • Understanding your pelvis
  • Positions for labour & birthing
  • Breathing techniques
  • Birth partner support in labour
  • Partner massage & reflexology techniques
  • Rebozo scarf for birth partner support & pain relief

Birth plan

  • Hormones in pregnancy and birth
  • Ways to reduce stress in labour
  • How to be a birth partner and advocate in labour
  • Options & choices for birth
  • Induction of labour
  • Birth plan

Antenatal Classes in Sutton Coldfield

Packages & Prices:

 

Bronze package £30

The Real Birth Workshop Online, digital 4 hours antenatal course that can completed and re capped in your own time.

Silver package £75

Choice of either the Active Birth workshop or birth plan session 1-1 session.

Gold package £100

The Real Birth Workshop Online, digital 4 hours antenatal course that can completed and re capped in your own time plus the choice of either the Active Birth workshop or birth plan session 1-1 session

Platinum package £175

The Real Birth Workshop Online, digital 4 hours antenatal course that can completed and re capped in your own time, plus The Active Birth workshop and birth plan session 1-1 session.

 

Contact us for availability.

 

 

Group classes

Small and friendly, midwife led, group classes available for up to 3 couples.

Contact us for availability and prices.