Antenatal preparation

Both parents should attend as it is as important for your birth partner as it is for the mother.
Some people book both Antenatal classes and hypnobirthing.
If you book me as your doula the antenatal sessions are included in the price but the hypnobirthing is extra.

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Antenatal Classes

2 x 3 hour sessions via zoom or in person. 

My antenatal preparation sessions cover everything you need to know to prepare for the birth of your baby, to what to expect in those first days and weeks when your bundle of joy arrives.

 

They will relieve anxiety you may have about the birth of your baby and fill you in on all those things that you don't know you don't know. it's basically the same as the hypnobirthing course but without the relaxation techniques and scripts, which aren't for everyone.......

We will cover, but not be limited to the following;

  • The role of a doula.

  • What makes a good birth? 

  • Hopes and fears, myths, or rumours

  • Oxytocin and other hormones

  • Due date

  • Physiology of Birth and the Uterus

  • Birth preparation – mind, body, partnership, and logistics.

  • Induction and the membrane sweep

  • Preventing tearing

  • Exercises during pregnancy

  • Path to birth

  • The Doula Toolbox

  • Sample Birth preferences/Plans

  • B.R.A.I.N.

  • Areas of concern or questions – reading list.

  • Partner’s role

  • Positions for birth

  • Practical techniques for comfort in labour - massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy tips.

  • Hospital/Home bag

  • The golden Hour

  • Practical techniques for comfort in labour - massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy tips.

  • Stages of labour. What to expect and actions to take as labour begins, Positions and places to relax as labour progresses.

  • The importance of the Golden Hours.

  • Postnatal period – reality and planning. Building the Baby Bunker

  • The Doula Hub – your back-up doulas

if you book me as your birth doula, the above is included in the package.

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Hypnobirthing Classes

2 x 3 hour sessions in person or 4 x 1.5 hr sessions via zoom. 
 

My hypnobirthing course is a comprehensive antenatal Programme. During the course we will cover the physiological of birth, the hormones, what happens to your body during labour and what you can do to ensure you have a calm, relaxed and empowering experience.

 

During or sessions we will cover;

  • Your fears or concerns about birth.

  • The difference between hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing.

  • How much your mind can effect your body during childbirth and ways you can ensure your mind stays calm keeping your body comfortable.

  • We will talk about how outside influences can effect you and ways both you and your partner can effect them.

  • We will talk about what actually happens to your body in labour so that you are fully prepared for every stage.

  • I will teach you relaxation techniques as well as things you can do in the months leading up to the birth to ensure it is as comfortable as possible.

  • We discuss how your partner can help you both leading up to and during the birth.

  • How you can work well with your medical team to ensure you have the best possible experience.

  • We will then go on to talk about the different stages of labour and what to do during each stage.

  • we will also watch a video of a KGHypnobirthing trained mum give birth to her baby.

  • As well as many scripts and relaxation techniques proven to enhance your birthing experience.

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KG Hypnobirthing teacher training course are accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) because midwives and hospitals benefit from the more calm and straightforward births as a result of KG Hypnobirthing, with shorter labours and fewer interventions.