I offer a bespoke service of birth preparation sessions for you and your partner as well as preparation for becoming parents and looking after your new baby.
Having a positive birth experience sets you up for the best start to being a parent. It’s important for self-esteem and helps you feel more buoyant and uplifted as you embark on your new role in life.
Having worked with expectant couples for more than 25 years, I am extremely well placed to support you as you prepare to become parents. Working with more than 300 couples each year and hearing their birth stories in detail, I have a wealth of knowledge to equip you with the skills and understanding you need as you approach the birth of your baby.
Hormones are what drive the labour and birth and learning about optimising those can help you control your birth experience. Together we can explore the role of hormones in birth and how best you can promote these to ensure a straightforward and rewarding birth experience which will leave you feeling confident and empowered. Understanding the importance of positions and breathing to help the process along will guide you to a more fulfilling experience of birth.
This knowledge not only empowers the birthing mother but her birth partner as well, giving you the skills and confidence to support her through labour and birth. We can cover massage and breathing techniques to calm and soothe, as well as an understanding of what will help her body the most. Having a broad awareness of how your midwife will approach the birth will inform your decision making and discussing options prior to the day itself will prepare you for all eventualities.
This bespoke service is one where you can set the content and the pace, ensuring that the areas you want to focus on the most are the ones we spend most time on.