Birth Preparation Courses for Couples

Birth Preparation Courses for Couples

This is a one-day workshop which comes highly recommended as an addition to the weekly Active Birth classes. The course is also excellent as a one off if you are unable to do the weekly classes or just need a refresher course. The day is designed for couples and/or birth partners to be there, but if it doesn’t work for you it is always fine to come on your own.

The main aim of this workshop is to ensure that both you and your partner have the knowledge and tools required for you to have the best chance of an empowered birth experience.

The day focuses on normal physiological birth and clearly describes the advantages of a Natural Active Birth.

The course includes a lot of practical work on birth positions, breathing techniques and massage. Partners find it very helpful in developing a better understanding of the birth process and greater confidence to be at the birth.

The material includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of birth – how the body is designed to give birth and what to expect of a normal labour
  • Optimal foetal positioning – how to get the baby into a good position before labour and how to encourage them to move if they choose an unfavourable one
  • Creating the birth environment – how to create the best conditions for a natural birth to unfold
  • Coping with pain – practicing a variety of techniques
  • Writing your birth plan – the guidelines for what you want and what you need from the people who are present during your labour and birth
  • The role of the birth partner – clarifying what women in labour need from their birth partners
  • Dealing with complications – sometimes labour turns out to be different than what you had hoped for. What to do and how to stay empowered
  • Bonding – welcoming the new baby. How to create the best conditions for bonding to happen naturally
  • Early parenting – the first 6 weeks after the birth of your baby. What to expect and how to make the transition into parenthood as smooth as possible.

Booking information

To book on to a course please contact the teacher of your preferred course.

Private sessions also available - please contact teachers to arrange.

Workshop dates:

The workshops start at 10am and finish at 5pm and are held at the Exeter Natural Health Centre, Queen’s Walk, Queen St. EX4 3RP (directions) or at The Lotus Loft, 25 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QP and in Barnstaple at Living Tree Centre, 4-5 Paiges Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1EF.

Cost:

£45 single, £80 per couple

 

(Even if the course is marked as now full

do contact us anyway

as we may put on an extra course

or be able to offer you a 1-2-1)

 

Sunday 4th of June 2017

Exeter Natural Health Centre

Exeter

(Full)

Karin Walters

01404 813784

karin@birthwise.net

Sunday 9th of July 2017

Exeter Natural Health Centre

Exeter

(Full)

Karin Walters

01404 813784

karin@birthwise.net

Sunday 20th of August 2017

Exeter Natural Health Centre

Exeter

Patricia Whitworth 

01392 438586

birthwiseyoga@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 17th of September 2017

Exeter Natural Health Centre

Exeter

Karin Walters

01404 813784

karin@birthwise.net

Sunday 29th of October 2017

Exeter Natural Health Centre

Exeter

Patricia Whitworth

01392 438586

birthwiseyoga@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 19th of November 2017

Exeter Natural Health Centre

Exeter

Karin Walters

01404 813784

karin@birthwise.net