Available for the time being as a private session via zoom. Duration - 6-8 hours split over short separate sessions. Investment - £180
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We focus very much on both your mental and physical preparation for labour.
You'll learn how to make your birth environment work for you. We look at ways to lower adrenaline and fear.
You address any fears and concerns and learn effective ways to manage them.
We take an in-depth look at labour.
We discuss what you may experience physically and emotionally during labour - as well as many practical comfort techniques you can use in all stages.
Birth partners have a full understanding of what may happen, with a lot of techniques to put to use to help you.
You will plan together with your birth partner how you will use all your techniques. You both leave the course with a good understanding of the mechanics of birth and a toolbox of techniques to see you through the physical and emotional challenges.
Self - Hypnosis
You will learn all about self- hypnosis and how effective this can be for labour and everyday life!
You have the chance to practice the techniques of self-hypnosis, guided visualisation and mind calming.
This is nothing like the hypnosis you see on TV - it is safe, effective and feels very relaxing!
If you are normally the sort of person who finds relaxation difficult then we adapt things to find what works for you as an individual.
Breathing for Labour
Together with your birth partner, you practice effective breathing techniques for labour. Partners are shown how to quickly and easily calm your breathing too.
You are both shown rapid adrenaline release triggers, and ways to calm your mind.
We discuss rapid methods of hypnosis, so you can instantly take yourself into a relaxed state of mind whenever you need to
Birth partners are taught many ways they can help during labour. We keep the course very informal and down to earth. Partners go away with a full range of skills to support during labour. They always tell me they loved the course and it was much better than their expectations.
Hormones of Labour
We discuss the hormones of labour and what can help and hinder them. We cover ways to make your birth environment work for you so that you feel supported, safe and comfortable.
We show you how to maximise the endorphins which are the body's natural pain relief, as well as lowering adrenaline and other stress hormones.
Relaxation & Mind Calming
We cover many effective ways you and your birth partner can stay relaxed and calm in labour. We look at what to do when things get tough, and how to deal with changes in plan and any unexpected events.
Ladies thinking about what might comfort them in labour, as well as what might make them uncomfortable.
We cover many practical methods of comfort such as birthing balls, massage, and using the senses to ground you during labour.
What is Included
Effective Birth Preparation book in physical copy or PDF if preferred
MP3 downloads, all recorded in my voice which you'll be familiar with from your course:
Pregnancy Relaxation track
Birth Preparation track
Breathing Relaxation track
General Relaxation track - suitable for after the birth or for birth partners
Course pack including all you need to enhance your practice.
An additional session via zoom or video call before the birth if you need a recap!
Ongoing phone, text or email support.
When & Where
Group courses are held monthly at Gisborough Hall, 4 star country house hotel situated on the edge of the North York Moors. I hope to return Gisborough Hall when it is safe to do so.
FOR THE TIME BEING ALL COURSES WILL BE HELD OVER ZOOM/SKYPE OR SIMILAR, ON A PRIVATE 1-1 BASIS - THEY WILL RESUME AT GISBOROUGH HALL AT A LATER DATE
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