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Active Birth Preparation Classes

Following workshops:


new dates to be released in Spring 



Coming next:


Active Birth Preparation weekend workshop

new dates will be released in Spring 2024


An active birth is one that uses movement, gravity and enhanced knowledge of the body's physiology to create the optimal experience for the new family during the birth process and beyond. An active birth can take place in a variety of settings by using informed choices and ensuring the mother, her wishes and her body are respected and prioritised. 


This 2-day experiential course is packed with information and practical exercises, leaving you with a positive mindset, feeling of confidence and trust in what your magnificent body can do. 

You can attend on your own or with a birth partner. 


Active Birth Preparation weekend workshop topics: 

• Benefits of active birth

• Anatomy of the baby's passage by stage

• Understanding your body & emotions during labour and birth

• Creating an optimal birthing environment 

• Labouring & birthing positions 

• Pain perception and options for its management

• Birth, bonding & the placenta

• How to be a confident and helpful birth partner 

• Trusting your body, awakening your instincts and reducing the likelihood of intervention

• Making well informed decisions and applying Active Birth principles in combination with medical     support.

• Practical preparations for birth and beyond

• Feeding your baby


Participants will be provided with an original copy of "Preparing for Active Birth Handbook" by Janet Balaskas and a free subscription to the Active Birth e-Journal

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