During these classes you will explore essential elements of birthing, preparing both your mind and body for the journey ahead.  Whether you are planning a home birth, a caesarean, or anything in between, these classes will support you in your path to a positive birthing experience.

Techniques for Labour

These classes are fundamentally about supporting the positive hormones that surround birth. These positive hormones fuel your labour but also can encourage give you the coping techniques to feel empowered by your birth.

The classes will explore how simple movement and positions changes during birth can be incredibly beneficial. Research shows that being active during your birth reduces the stress onto your baby, reduces the need for pharmaceutical pain relief and overall gives a more positive perception of your baby’s birth. By putting together and practicing these movements for active birthing in harmony with breathing and relaxation techniques we can begin to prepare your body for the birth of your baby.

Relaxation for birth and beyond

We focus on the importance of relaxation during pregnancy and birth by exploring breathing techniques and zoning. Zoning is a form of mindfulness which is a powerful coping strategy for stress and anxiety. These techniques are not only beneficial in birthing but also for invasive procedures such as blood taking and vaginal examination and beyond the birth into parenting.

The classes also allow you to stop and enjoy some time for just you and your baby during the zoning time. It’s a time to be in the moment, just focusing on the now and your feelings towards your birthing day. Zoning will be a life skill to continue in everyday life especially in times of stress and tensions.

Wider themes and support

During the six week journey, there will be time to explore questions surrounding your birth with other women and mothers that can share their experiences and knowledge. Areas such as physiology of birth, pain relief, coping techniques and birth choices will be some of the themes covered during the classes.

Class details

Classes usually run in 6 week terms (depending on bank holidays), in a variety of locations around the county. We normally ask that you start on week 1 of the term. The cost is £10 a class, payable in termly blocks. If this is not your first term, the cost is reduced.

 

If you have a baby in classes with us already, you are eligible for a discount. Please select the £54 option when using the discount code.

  • Mondays at Ufford
    11th September 2017
    19:40 - 21:10
  • Mondays at Ufford
    18th September 2017
    19:40 - 21:10
  • Mondays at Ufford
    25th September 2017
    19:40 - 21:10
  • Mondays at Ufford
    2nd October 2017
    19:40 - 21:10
  • Mondays at Ufford
    9th October 2017
    19:40 - 21:10
  • Mondays at Ufford
    16th October 2017
    19:40 - 21:10

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01394 432029

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Address:
Ufford Park Hotel, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QW, United Kingdom

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