Private Birth, Postpartum & Breastfeeding Preparation
10 hour combined birth preparation and breastfeeding preparation course:
Birth Preparation, Hypnobirthing, Postpartum Planning AND Mindfulness Breastfeeding Preparation
Lots of parents journey through pregnancy feeling fearful of birth. We hear stories and watch TV shows & Movies that portray birth as being a medical emergency. It's time to change the narrative and get informed. By the end of my course you will feel calm, prepared and excited for your birth!
However and wherever you wish to birth your baby, on my course you will receive all the information needed, including practical & emotional support, to make informed decision and achieve the positive birth you want.
Not a lot is known about the postpartum period - we tend to spend our time & energy thinking about pregnancy and labour, that we forget about learning how to take care of ourselves once baby has arrived. Upon finishing my course you will have the knowledge to create your perfect postpartum period and feel empowered to ensure this precious time is spent how you want to spend it.
What to expect
This is the ultimate antenatal course! My course is split over 4 weeks and is held in the comfort of your home (or online) - older siblings and pets are very welcome to join us. Sessions can be held weekdays or weekends.
My aim for this course is to provide lots of helpful information & tools to support you as you journey through pregnancy. Together we will co-create a safer space to explore and work through thoughts & feelings you or your birth partner have. My intention is that you and your birth partner have an enjoyable pregnancy and arrive at your birth feeling calm, positive, confident and informed.
We will cover the physiology of birth including biomechanics of birth & rebozo techniques. Relaxation techniques. How best to support & promote the amazing birth hormones to allow labour to unfold naturally. Your birth partner will feel fully equipped to support you, and you will both be empowered to explore all of your options and make fully informed decision that are right for you and your family.
The postpartum period is an incredibly important time in a women's life, but it can often be over looked. We will spend a session talking through the importance of the postpartum period and how you would like yours to look including writing up a Postpartum Plan.
Infant feeding planning session. Included in this course is a session on Mindful Breastfeeding. If you do not intend to breastfeed, we can use this session discussing and planning other methods of infant feeding.
Mindfulness is a key piece of the puzzle and you will receive journaling prompts for birth, postpartum and infant feeding to use throughout your pregnancy.
How long is the course?
The course is approx. 10 hours (sessions 1 & 2 approx 3 hrs each, sessions 3 & 4 approx 2 hrs each)
How do the sessions look?
Session 1 & 2 - Birth Preparation:
Anatomy of your reproductive system
The Science behind Hypnobirthing
The Mind-Body connection
Building a positive mindset
How to calm your nervous system
Tools & techniques to help keep labour progressing
Birth hormones & how to support them
Setting up your birth environment
Navigating your maternity care & your birth rights
Birth plans and birth mapping
Decision making tools
Optimal Birth Positions
Stages of Labour
Packing birth bag
Session 3 - Postpartum Preparation:
Traditional Postpartum Planning
Session 4 - Breastfeeding Preparation:
How breastfeeding works
How to prepare for breastfeeding
How to know when breastfeeding is going well
When to seek support
Breastfeeding hormones & how to support them
How Mindfulness Breastfeeding can support you
Journaling, Affirmation Creation
and lots more.
You will also receive:
My ongoing support throughout your pregnancy
Access to The Birth Uprising's digital hypnobirthing course (https://thebirthuprising.com/the-digital-hypnobirthing-package/)
MP3 tracks 4 x hypnobirthing & 3 x mindfulness tracks
A client handbook - that will become your birth bible
A goody bag containing treats and practical items
Pregnancy Yoga/Breastfeeding/Baby Massage/Baby Wearing/Starting Solids tutorials
Discounts off my doula support services (birth and postnatal)
Discounts off my mum/parent circles (launching in 2024)
When should I take this course?
There is no set time frame, however you could look to join my course at around week 25-27, to give yourself plenty of time to practice the hypnobirthing skills and get the most of the course.
This course, including the extra's listed above is £400. Payment plans are available.