At some point in pregnancy, your thoughts will turn to birth and life with your new baby. And, as an experienced pregnancy, birth and early parenting practitioner, I have a few ideas for you…
Read well – there’s a range of informative and positive books out there and you can also download a Practical Guide to Labour & Birth and read through the articles on this website.
Join the Birth, Baby & Family Forum – for information and to ask questions about pregnancy, birth and all things baby.
Get some good birth preparation – don’t assume that all antenatal classes and teachers are the same. It’s important to do some research and to go on recommendation. As an experienced birth professional, my opinion is to go to group pregnancy yoga or pilates but get tailored, professional birth prep to focus on your needs for information and reassurance. An antenatal teacher with good training and lots of experience can make all the difference to you.
Come along to the monthly pregnancy café for reassurance and information when you need it. It’s informal and friendly and it’s a great way to get support for pregnancy and when your baby is here.
Know how to relax and to use your breathing – yoga and pilates will help and then do Relax & Breathe for Birth – so you can focus on using these skills for your contractions, to stay calm and to ease anxiety and panic.
Find out about all the good postnatal support and know where you can go with your baby – at the Birth, Baby & Family Centre you can access practical and emotional support with Janine, sling info and hire and classes/drop-in sessions for parents with babies, and a sensory den for you and your baby to relax in.
The centre is a welcoming and friendly space, where you can gain support and reassurance about all things pregnancy, birth, baby and for you as a parent.
For more information, just get in touch…