Antenatal Workshops

Training & workshops to expand your horizons and delve deeper to the wisdom within

Workshops

Pregnant? Tired of feeling like you can’t trust your body to have the birth you want? Want to feel confident, empowered and calm about giving birth?

I’m going to help you restore this trust in your body and have you feeling confident, empowered and calm as a woman to do anything you want with your life.

Rather than giving away our power and following the masculine model of hard work and striving we’re going to do this the feminine way by embracing ease, grace and beauty. As you might be realizing this is different to many other kinds of childbirth preparation.

All workshops are held in small groups or one-to-one, are three hours long and cost £60.

Partners come free to antenatal workshops, and the price includes a course manual and all refreshments.

They are hosted in the comfortable Sprydon House, near Exeter.

Private courses are available by personal arrangement and can be individually tailored to suit your personal requirements.

Three hour workshops

  • The Birth Path part 1: Labour and birth – a walk through the steps from pregnancy to parenthood
  • The Birth Path part 2: Creating your own toolkit of comfort measures (this is designed to lead on from part 1)
  • Preparing for the Postnatal Period: How to care for and understand your newborn
  • Releasing Fear and Anxiety: Learn skills to help you let go of your fears and focus on calm confidence

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The Birth Path part 1: Labour and birth – a walk through this incredible journey from pregnancy to birth

You will leave this workshop understanding how birth works and how amazing the human body is! We go through the natural birth process step by step, looking at the physical changes as well as the psychological ones from pre-labour through to holding your baby in your arms. This is essential knowledge for all people as modern culture seems to portray birth as something dangerous and certainly painful. In these three hours you will learn about the reasons behind labour pain and the role of hormones in the birth process. We look at birth from the perspective of mum, dad and baby as this is a team effort! This course is suitable for everybody, whatever kind of birth you are planning.

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The Birth Path part 2: Creating your own toolkit of comfort measures (this is designed to lead on from part 1)

Part two builds on the understanding you have built up from doing part one. In this workshop we work together to create a unique toolkit of techniques and comfort measures based on your own preferences and situation. Whether you are planning a home birth or hospital, planned caesarian or going for a VBAC these are comfort measures to take anywhere. We look at the difference between writing birth plans and birth wishes. We take a look at current birth culture, family culture and belief systems. You will leave this workshop feeling confident and calm about how you will cope with the intensity and changing tides of labour.

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Preparing for the Postnatal Period: How to care for and understand your newborn

Newborn babies are amazing creatures. They have just transitioned from living upside down in water to living upright in air. They also come with all kinds of amazing survival skills. You will leave this workshop not only feeling more confident about daily baby care such as nappy changing, washing, dressing, sleep options and feeding but also even more ready to meet this brand new person who is about to enter your life. You should know that there is no prescriptive advice given in this workshop as I  believe you are the best person to decide what is best for your baby. I only let you know your choices and what my experience has been. We also look at how to understand your baby, the way they communicate and the skills they have right from the moment of birth. If you, like many people, have not had much experience with newborns then this course will introduce you to the basics to prepare you for that moment after birth when you become a parent for the first time.

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Releasing Fear and Anxiety: Learn skills to help you let go of your fears and focus on calm confidence

Release your fears with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). This is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body. In this workshop you learn what EFT is and how to use it for your own healing journey. It is gentle and safe for everybody to use.

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Retreats & workshops are hosted at a semi-secret location in the Devon countryside not far from Exeter in a large country house & smallholding. When you have booked you will be sent directions. This map shows our general location to give you an idea.

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Want more individual support? Read about my Doula Services HERE 

 

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