With Jo Cresdee

Over the last 6 years, over 2,000 women have attended Birthing classes with us, so you can be assured that we know our stuff!

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.

These classes provide a gentle introduction to relaxation based on hypnobirthing techniques, giving you plenty of time to practice the techniques and support each other in the group.

Techniques for Labour

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

The classes will explore how simple movement and positions based on yoga and pilates 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. 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 relaxation time. It’s a time to be in the moment, just focusing on the now and your feelings towards your birthing day.

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.


Total Confidence with a 12 week package

At Suffolk Babies we can offer you a fantastic antenatal package that will offer you the very best preparation for labour and birth. This 12 week package allows both you and your partner to prepare for birth, through one term of the Practical Preparation for Birth course, and one term of the Ultimate Antenatal Course, for a combined price of £200. The Ultimate Antenatal Course runs on Tuesday evenings and the Practical Preparation for Birth class runs on Thursday evenings – it is totally up to you, so you could take both concurrently, or attend one for a term and then start the next one. We recommend the Ultimate course is taken at around 24 weeks of pregnancy onwards, and the Practical Preparation for Birth classes can be taken any time from 14 weeks of pregnancy. If you would like to discuss anything with us before booking, please email katie@suffolkbabies.co.uk and we will be very happy to chat to you.


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.

This course is designed to complement our Ultimate Antenatal Course. It also complements our free Essential Preparation for Birth Workshop and Ipswich Hospital’s Hypnobirthing course.


If you have a baby in classes with us already, you are eligible for a discount. Please contact us for details.

  • Thursdays at Kesgrave
    28th February 2019
    19:00 - 20:30
  • Thursdays at Kesgrave
    7th March 2019
    19:00 - 20:30
  • Thursdays at Kesgrave
    14th March 2019
    19:00 - 20:30
  • Thursdays at Kesgrave
    21st March 2019
    19:00 - 20:30
  • Thursdays at Kesgrave
    28th March 2019
    19:00 - 20:30
  • Thursdays at Kesgrave
    4th April 2019
    19:00 - 20:30


Venue Phone: 01473 612 972

Unit 7 Grange Business Centre, Tommy Flowers Drive, Kesgrave, Suffolk, IP5 2BY, United Kingdom


This welcoming centre has a downstairs reception and hang out area, with a toilet, baby change, and tea/coffee making facilities. Our light and airy studio is upstairs. If you are unable to access an upstairs studio please contact us and we will help you find your nearest accessible location.


From the Kesgrave Main Road/A1214, when you reach St Michaels roundabout, turn off to Grange Farm. (Also signed to the Farmhouse Pub.) Follow Ropes Drive to the next roundabout, where you take the 2nd exit onto Hartree Way. Keep going until you see the sign for Orwell Vets, after which you turn left onto Tommy Flowers Drive. Just past the vets is the Grange Business Centre on your left. We are in here on the left hand side.


There are some parking spaces available in the Business Centre car park, which we reserve for those with mobility issues or twins. There are plenty of spaces on the surrounding roads, just a short walk away. Please do not park in the Orwell Vets car park.

By Bus

The Route 66 bus from Ipswich railway station and town centre travels through Grange Farm. The nearest stop is opp. St Isidores. You can download the timetable here: http://www.suffolkonboard.com/buses/bus-timetables-by-service-number/