Did you know that birthing in an upright position can open the pelvis up to 30% more?

 

There are a huge amount of benefits to upright and active birthing, here are a few more…

 

  • 25% less likely to have forceps or vacuum assisted birth
  • 25% less likely to have an episiotomy
  • 54% less likely to have abnormal foetal heart rate pattern
  • 29% less need for an emergency caesarean birth

Active birth yoga session (1.5 hours)

This is a yoga class with a twist! We will work with yoga positions, that will benefit you during all the stages of your labour and birth.

This session will include:

  • Optimum foetal positioning – what is it and how to encourage it (before and during birth)
  • Active birth positions (45 min / 1 hour of yoga moves to support you through birth)
  • Benefits of movement during labour and birth
  • Breathing for birth
  • Handouts to take away 

£60 per 1.5 hour class (private class)

Please contact me for the dates of the next up and coming group active session

Please be comfortably dressed for this workshop as we will practice breathing techniques and a variety of positions, so ease of movement is essential. 

“It’s your body, your baby, your CHOICE!”

 “Very good class. Explained everything really well. Knew all the positions and names, and didn’t seem nervous, well done” – Karen 

 

Active birth antenatal workshops (4 hours)

This workshop is for the person giving birth as well as the birthing partner, if that’s what you’d like. Birth partners can often feel helpless during labour and birth but that shouldn’t be the case. You will learn how your birth partner can support you physically and emotionally, nobody will feel left out as there is always a role for everyone. This is a physical workshop and you will learn useful and practical ways to work through birth together, as a team. You will learn about stages of birth and everything you need to know to enter birth feeling empowered and confident.

This workshops include:

  • The path to birth (stages of labour) and how being active can help at each stage
  • Birth physiology (oxytocin v adrenaline) and the perception of pain
  • Optimum foetal positioning – what is it and how to encourage it (before and during birth)
  • Massage techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Active birth positions (45 min / 1 hour of yoga moves to support you through birth)
  • Benefits of movement during labour and birth
  • How can you help as a birth partner?
  • A guided visualisation and how your own visualisation can support you during birth

£120 per 4 hour workshop (private class, for 1 person or 1 person plus birth partner)

Please contact me for the dates of the next up and active birth antenatal workshop

Please be comfortably dressed for this workshop as we will practice breathing techniques and a variety of positions, so ease of movement is essential.

“Knowledge is power! Gain the knowledge and birth like a warrior” 

Postnatal workshops (4 hours)

This is a workshop in the comfort of your own home, after your baby has arrived. It can be hard to settle into your new way of life and a supportive pair of hands can be very useful to help set you on the right track. This workshop differs to my postnatal doula service, as it’s a one-off appointment. I will come and work with your family for a 4 hour period and I will support you in any area that you feel would be beneficial. Some areas where I find new parents regularly need support are: 

  • Breastfeeding/Formula feeding
  • Nappies and knowing what’s “normal”
  • Health, growth and development
  • Confident parenting and handling of your baby
  • Bathing
  • Safety in the home, including, safer sleep guidelines and hazards
  • Getting out and about
  • Self care
  • Sleep
  • Routines or a baby led approach
  • Postnatal depression

 £120 per 4 hour workshop (private class, for parents and baby)