going to hospital
managing contractions at home and staying calm
positions, movement and gravity – why they are important and why you may need to be assertive
working with your midwife
overview of labour and average timings
emotions and hormones
using your breathing
using a birth ball in pregnancy
signs of labour
staying off the bed
patterns of contractions
the uniqueness of labour
keeping it simple
how real birth might look different to what we see on the tv
accepting and working with the discomfort and pain
listening to your body – it’s doing the work, so let it guide you
These are just some of the things we talked about. This was the first night of a 4 session course – it can be a bit of a slap of reality, to focus on labour & birth and what that can involve and what you may experience as a woman in labour and as a birth partner.
I’m really passionate about birth and helping expectant parents to be as prepared as possible for what is to come, for working with your midwife but also owning it, to say what you need and to have effective knowledge and skills to work with your contractions, to be able to rest, to stay calm and to have more control.
I keep my groups small so I can focus on you, listen to and answer your questions, be aware of any fears and concerns and get you better prepared.
If you are pregnant and would like to find out more about getting prepared for the birth of your baby, just send me a message.