‘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'.

The Real Birth Workshop 

What our Antenatal Birth Workshop is all about...

The Real Birth Workshop was created through the belief that all expectant parents should have access to positive birth information to enable them to have a positive birth experience.

We support all birthing choices because we believe in empowering you with the right information when you need it.

Whether you are planning a home water birth or an elective caesarean section, birth preparation is really important.

It should help you, and your birth partner, feel confident in your abilities and the decisions that you make about your labour and birth.

Because Heather is a practising midwife and trained birth educator the classes she delivers are invaluable for those looking for antenatal birth classes in Sutton Coldfield.

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 Real Birth Workshop is suitable from around 20 weeks of pregnancy and is available as a full day workshop or over a course of 2 & 3 hour sessions. Get in touch for further information, or to book a place.

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What to expect

We will take you on a step by step journey of how our bodies birth our babies. There are amazing physical, hormonal, and emotional processes our bodies work through during labour and birth.

Our aim is to help you to understand more about the physiology behind birth and labour. Learning how competent and incredible your body is can help you feel confident and relaxed through the stages of birth. Understanding the physiology of your baby's journey through the pelvis and birth canal will help you adopt optimal positions for an easier birth. Being comfortable and confident to move around in labour can reduce the length of labour and the need for pain relief.

We will teach practical skills for you and your birth partner so they feel comfortable in their role; partner massage, breathing techniques, rebozo scarf support. These techniques can be used during late pregnancy, labour and birth to help you feel calm and in control.

The information we use for our antenatal birth classes is taken from evidence-based practice and has been written to promote a positive and holistic approach to your birth. The workshop is accredited by RCM (Royal College of Midwives).

When you book a place on our workshop you will receive a free membership to our private Facebook group (usually charged at £39) where we have regular live Q&A sessions. You will find lots of additional information about pregnancy and birth, policies and guidelines and exclusive, relevant video content. You will also receive a digital, e-learning version of the workshop to enable you to recap topics througout your pregnancy. Ongoing support with Heather will be available via facebook, email and phone.

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.

 

The Active Birth & Rebozo workshop

The Active Birth & Rebozo workshop is designed for those who would like to learn more about optimal positions for labour, how to stay mobile and how your birth partner can support you through massage and rebozo scarf techniques. This is a practical workshop where you and your birth partner can practice a range of positions, transitions, yoga postures and breathing techniques for birth. The workshop is suitable from 28 weeks of pregnancy and is available to book as a small group or as an individual session for just you and your partner.

Hynobirthing

Hypnobirthing gives you the knowledge and the tools to have a positive birth experience. 

Understand how to release fear and learn to trust your body, your instinct, and your baby.  In order to do this, you need information and knowledge. Our Hypnobirthing classes provide you with the tools to be in control of your baby's birth.

Hypnobirthing classes can be attended as small group sessions or individual sessions for just you and your partner. If you have previously hypnobirthed, you can opt for the shorter, Hypnobirthing express course

 

What the workshop covers: 

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

The Real Birth Workshop packages

 

One to one class prices:

 

Bronze package £90

Online, digital antenatal course that can completed and re capped in your own time, with membership for our positive birth programme and a one to one birth plan session.

Silver package £325

Face to face antenatal course for you and your birth partner, arranged at a time to suit you. This 6 hour, Real Birth Workshop, can be taught in one session or split into 2 or 3 hour sessions. Plus access to digital programme to recap all aspects of the course in your own time and membership for our positive birth programme.

Gold package £595

Full, 10 hour face to face antenatal programme with additional hypnobirthing modules, usually taught as weekly 2 hour sessions for 5 consecutive weeks. Attend with your birth partner at a day/time to suit you. Plus access to digital programme to recap all aspects of the course in your own time and membership for our positive birth programme.

Group classes

Small group classes available for up to 3 couples.

Silver package £499

Gold package  £799

Contact us for availability.