Discover the amazing physiology of labour and birth
Understand your body – and why babies are born more easily in an Active Birth
Practice positions and movements for labour and birth
Effective breathing exercises and relaxation techniques
How to work with your hormones to encourage natural pain relief
How to use touch, massage and partner support
Follow your breathing during contractions and ‘breath your baby out’
How to combine an Active Birth with medical pain relief or interventions if you need them
In total, there are 6 hours of training and this is broken into 4 x 90minute sessions over 4 consecutive weeks.
Absolutely! The Active Birth Classes are a complete birth preparation course – and for many clients it is the only course they attend whilst for others, they will combine it with a Hypnobirthing Workshop, Yoga Series or both. Hypnobirthing and Active Birth are complementary and there is no conflict in doing both The detail and focus of this workshop on the normal physiology of the birth process will give you confidence and trust in your body and your ability to manage the sensations, reducing the need for medical pain relief and increasing the possibility of a natural birth.
The optimal timing to start is between 20 – 34 weeks pregnant although outside of this range is okay too. If your baby comes at full term, you can expect it anywhere between 38 & 42 weeks so it’s recommended that you plan to finish the course before the 38 week mark.