In this workshop we look at and practice different aspects of birth preparation and the ways in which you and your partner can work together to create a positive birth experience. Incorporating elements of Spinning Babies, Birthing From Within and Active Birthing, I bring my years of experience in working with expectant parents to help you prepare for birth with confidence.
Workshops will be held online until in-person classes are permitted to resume
Workshop content –
* Learn a powerful and effective pain coping practice using the breath to help keep you focused, in your center and power during labour.
* Practice a variety of birth positions, working out which feel most comfortable and how your partner can best support you in them.
* We’ll take a closer look at the pelvis and understand how movement and gravity help in labour and birth.
* You’ll learn some techniques to create space in the pelvis and help a mal-positioned baby turn in labour
* Massage and comfort techniques for labour.
* Techniques to encourage baby into an optimal position during pregnancy
* Explore a map of labour, what to expect and the unexpected
* The role of birth hormones and what women need in labour to encourage the birth hormones to flow.
Forthcoming dates – to be announced
10.30am to 12.30 and 1.30 to 3.30pm online (Normally held in Christchurch).
While this workshop is online it will be in 2 x 2 hour sessions with an hour’s break in between.
Cost – £55 per couple / £50 if you already attend my pregnancy yoga classes.
Max of 5 birthing pairs per workshop. Booking required.
These sessions are for the pregnant parent and their birth partner (which might be your partner, mum, friend, doula, etc) and you can also come on your own. Groups are small to help you feel comfortable, relaxed and get to know the other participants.
Once booked, sessions are non-refundable except in the unlikely event that I have to cancel. If you cancel with more than 14 days notice I may be able to transfer your booking to a different workshop or class of the same price.
One-to-one Birth Preparation workshops
Birth Preparation sessions are also available as a tailor-made one-to-ones, incorporating some or all of the above session. Please contact me to arrange.
Cost: £70 for 2 hours; £95 for 3 hours.
A deposit of £30 is required on booking (non-refundable but date can be transferred if it’s possible to do so).
“It gave a really good overview of different coping techniques and putting everything into practice really helped me to understand” – Becky
“Today’s session has made me really look forward to the birth of my baby. It’s made me feel more confident, less anxious, more supported and intimate with my husband. It was also fantastic having open and honest discussions with like minded people” – Holly
I feel more confident in asking for what I want (and don’t want) during labour, and it started a conversation between my partner and I about how he can help me achieve this.” – Laura
“Fabulous workshop that has left me feeling positive and confident about my upcoming birth. Looking forward to my journey to becoming a mum” – Sam
“Calling all soon to be dads….this workshop will make a BIG difference and support your expectations and anxieties. Book it!” – Richard
“More insightful than any book or TV programme. Practical exercises give an idea of what to expect & how to cope. Very helpful and worthwhile” – Gwen
Preparing to Birth Again
Refresher workshops for parents who are expecting again. These one-to-one classes can be tailor made to cover some /all of the above session and can include debriefing if you had a previous difficult birth experience. Parents who are birthing again are also welcome in the group workshop!
“Rosa’s workshop was everything I could hope for and more. My partner was pleasantly surprised to learn that there was a lot he could do too. We’re looking forward to the birth more than ever” – Emma