A practical approach to your confident, calm and serene self on the big day
Our award-winning Bump to Baby Birth Preparation Course will introduce you to an enlightening, funand active ‘labour’.
Find out what to expect and how your partner can support you through an empowering birth journey free from routine medical interventions.
We explore ways in which you and your partner can enhance the experience of a positive birth with information, confidence, harmony and physical movement.
Rhythm, positioning, breathing and relaxation will influence the journey and outcome of labour, benefiting both you and your baby.
Attending childbirth classes as a couple may even create a special bond.
This course includes:
· The signs and stages of labour
· Specific breathing techniques for different stages of labour
· Understanding the birth journey
· The hormones of love and birth
· Creating more space in the pelvis
· Helping babies engage
· Practice of positions and movement for different stages of labour
· The perception of pain and pain relief options including massage, relaxation, breathing techniques
· Partner support
· Birth rights
Who is this course for?
Bump to Baby Birth Preparation Course is best when taken during the mid second trimester to end of third trimester, closer to birth.
As pregnancy winds down, you may focus on the process of labour and birth.
Taking the Bump to Baby Birth Preparation Course will help you feel confident and prepared for the hard work of birth.
What does the others say?
“Our experience of her birth was intense, brutal and incredible. It was amazing for us both - we feel so lucky and wanted to thank you for all your help.”
“As soon as we got to the birth centre it all moved quickly. The midwifes couldn’t believe it!
We arrived at 6am. I got into the water bath at 6.50 and our daughter was born into the water and caught by daddy at 7.48am.”
“... We did it together - using breath, his encouragement and the tens machine and utilising everything you taught us.”
“When we reached hospital at 6am, I was 5cms dilated contracting every 90 seconds and so so grateful that we’d managed to do it at home for as long as we had - thanks to your teaching.”
“At 6.57 the little bundle landed on my lap with a slippery woosh...
And this is perhaps the most important memory I have- ... In those last 2-3 pushes I was ready to give up, to plead them (the birthing team) to somehow take the baby out- whatever it would take. And this was what had to happen for my true strength, that primordial force of Mother Nature and our unconscious brain, to put the calculating thinking brain to sleep, defeat our western beliefs and deliver both a new life, and a mother into full being.
Embrace that moment of total defeat- it is the final turn to victory and the cry of the pristine unbeatable force all us women have, dating back to our first mother.
A big thank you again!”
“As Effie has been telling us on countless occasions, I did enjoy those hours massively! I had fun, I was filled with controlled excitement to see my baby, which made me not care much about the pain or the wait; it was the means to getting my baby in my arms and nothing more. I was observing people, as much as I was my feelings, even cracking jokes at times.”