Birth Preparation & Hypnobirthing

Group Courses & Workshops

Bump to Baby Event- Saturday 2nd March 9.30am-2.30pm

Come and join us at The Healthcare Hub in Tongham for our Bump to Baby event! An opportunity to try out a variety of wellness treatments, listen to guest speakers, get involved in guided relaxations and interactive workshops on a range of topics related to pregnancy and beyond. 

Topics include:

  • Hypnobirthing
  • Breathwork
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Ask the doula Q&A sessions 
  • Maternity & Newborn Photography 
  • Looking after your body with osteopathic care

and more besides...

Refreshments will be provided throughout the event and there will be opportunities to book complimentary mini treatments/taster photo session on the day.

Group Birth Preparation & Hypnobirthing Courses- Dates, prices, Booking Information

Upcoming course dates:

March Course (Ideal for due dates in April-May 2024)-

Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th March 2024 

Each session lasts 4 hours- 9am-1pm (refreshments included, bring lunch)

Courses can be booked as 2 or 3 week options:

3 hour Breastfeeding Preparation workshop: £80

2 week (8 hour) Birth Preparation & Hypnobirthing: £250

3 week course with both options combined: £295 (includes 10% discount)

For course content see 1-1 course details below.

Group courses include membership of a private WhatsApp group for support and friendship building between sessions and after the course ends. 

 

Breastfeeding Preparation- Antenatal Workshop

Next course dates:

Cost: £80* per person/couple

Saturday 23rd March 2024 9am-12pm

Course Sessions take place at: The Healthcare Hub, Unit 3, The Granary, Tongham, GU10 1DW and are bookable via their website (see booking link below).

This is a perfect opportunity to find how breastfeeding works, the mind-body connection, how our learned experiences about breastfeeding can affect our future breastfeeding journey and how to prepare yourself for a confident, calm and connected feeding experience with your newborn so that you are ready to hit the ground running when they arrive!

*This 3 hour workshop can be booked in conjunction with a birth preparation course or as a standlaone option.

10 hour Private 1-1 Full Course option- £450

The Little Birth Company Complete Hypnobirthing Programme is everything you need to prepare for a positive birth regardless of where or how you give birth.  It will support you to develop the skills to keep calm and relaxed, to breathe and to 'enjoy' your birth.

The Little Birth Company Complete Hypnobirthing Programme is everything you need to prepare for a positive birth regardless of where or how you give birth.  It will support you to develop the skills to keep calm and relaxed, to breathe and to 'enjoy' your birth.

As you explore the secrets of hypnobirthing you will begin to see the beauty in the logic behind it, it feels like magic, but trust me, it’s real! 

Hypnobirthing is not promising you a 'perfect' birth but with the techniques you learn you will most definitely be stacking the odds in your favour of having the birth you would like. Even if the journey to birth changes you will feel supported and have the tools to remain calm and to have a positive experience!

The tools and techniques learned on the course have huge benefits for parents to be, birth partners and babies alike! The relaxation techniques you learn will support you through labour, birth and into parenthood.

The course is delivered in 10 hrs, usually spread over 3-4 2.5 hour sessions for 1-1 courses and 2 half days for the group course.

For up to date availability please contact me.

Contents of the course -

  • The basic physiology of birth.
  • How to release any fears that may in some way be associated with childbirth, and thus avoid the ‘Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome’.
  • How to relax deeply and quickly using breathing techniques, visualisations and deep relaxation.
  • How to stay calm, relaxed and in control throughout your labour.
  • How to promote the production of your birthing hormones.
  • How to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby.
  • How to prepare a birth plan so that you can be better informed and in control of birth.
  • The knowledge and power to navigate birth should you require intervention or assistance.
  • Positions to help you birth your baby more easily and comfortably.
  • Breathing techniques that work with your body to maximise your body’s own natural expulsive reflex, so you may birth your baby more gently, rather than using forced and directed ‘pushing’ which is exhausting and less effective.

At the end of the course I want you to feel excited about the prospect of birthing your baby; calm in the knowledge that giving birth can be the most wonderful experience a woman and her birth partner will experience and looking forward to a gentle, safe, relaxed, comfortable and stress-free birth.

Sound good? Then get in touch!

3 hour 1-1 Workshop £150

Are you fairly late on in your pregnancy but would still love to learn the essentials of Hypnobirthing and how it can help you to prepare for birth?

Did you use Hypnobirthing techniques during a previous pregnancy but would like a refresher before your next birth?

Have you attended another Antenatal Course but would like to complement it with learning the tools and techniques of Hypnobirthing?

Then the condensed 3 hour workshop could be perfect for you.

Join me on this workshop to learn the key tools and techniques for a positive birth.

(Please note this is NOT the full Hypnobirthing Course)

Contact me about 3 hour workshop

Positive Caesarean Workshop 3 hours £150

Are you having a Caesarean Birth? Thinking that most decisions for your birth will be decided for you?  Not sure what you can do to prepare?

Here’s the great news …. A caesarean birth can be a hugely positive experience, with many choices that you can make to ensure that you feel part of the experience. In this workshop we will look at how you can plan for a gentle and positive caesarean birth, supporting both you and your partner in the decision-making process.  We will look at exactly what you can expect during the caesarean birth, how to prepare yourself and how to support your recovery afterwards.

Sound good? Then get in touch!

  • What is a Caesarean Birth?
  • To look forward, optimistically, to a gentle, safe, calm, comfortable and stress free birth.
  • How to release any fears that may be associated with a caesarean birth.
  • How to relax deeply and quickly using breathing techniques, visualisations and MP3’s.
  • How to promote the production of your hormones to promote bonding and feeding after a caesarean birth.
  • Breathing techniques that work with your body to maximise your body’s natural relaxation responses.
  • The knowledge and power to navigate pregnancy & birth if things don’t go as you have planned/hoped.
  • What happens before, during and after your caesarean birth and what to expect.
  • Recovery - top tips.

Mindful Breastfeeding Antenatal Preparation £150

3 x 1-1.5 hour sessions 1-1

Many parents-to-be assume that because breastfeeding is natural that they will naturally know what to do when our baby arrives.

But like any new experience or skill, successful breastfeeding benefits from preparation, practice and support.

In all the excitement and anticipation of the birth, it can be easy to overlook the necessary preparations for those early days and weeks with a newborn.

The reality is that the process of establishing breastfeeding can be challenging and this can come as a bit of a surprise.

This course aims to equip you with both the knowledge and the confidence to enable you to thrive and not just survive in those early days and weeks of parenthood.

Sound good? Then get in touch!

The course is made up of 3 sessions, each focusing on a different key area related to your breastfeeding journey (Mind, Body & Connect).

Each session also includes a related guided relaxation.

The Mind session:

  • What life is like for your baby when they are born
  • Why the hormone oxytocin is so important
  • The importance of understanding the mind/body connection
  • The benefits of skin-to-skin
  • The neuroscience of breastfeeding
  • The autonomic nervous system in action
  • Breathing techniques to support breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding culture
  • Uncovering your own infant feeding story
  • Building up a subconsious picture of infant feeding
  • Mindset and re-wiring your brain to think positively

The Body session:

  • How breastfeeding works
  • The anatomy of the breast
  • What's normal in the early hours and days
  • Is my baby getting enough milk?
  • Establishing supply, finding balance and communication between your breasts and baby.
  • Does latch matter?
  • What does a good latch look like?
  • Helping your baby to get a deep latch
  • When to get help
  • Any questions you may have

The Connect session:

  • How to trust your body & your baby through relaxation & connection
  • The 4th trimester
  • Following your instincts
  • Writing a breastfeeding plan
  • Using the MP3s
  • Partner & family/friend Support
  • Finding breastfeeding support
  • Self-care
  • Carving out time for yourself
  • Connecting feeds

*NEW* 'Preparing for the 4th Trimester' Workshop £99

2 hour session 1-1 + accompanying workbook

In all the excitement and anticipation of pregnancy and the birth of your baby, it can be easy to overlook the necessary preparations for those early days and weeks with a newborn.

In reality, while your pregnancy may be over once you have your baby in your arms, the process of becoming a parent most certainly is not. The term '4th Trimester' refers to the 3 months after your baby is born, when your newborn is adjusting to life outside the womb and you are adjusting to a new rhythm, new routines and a new sense of self. 

This workshop aims to equip you with both the knowledge and the confidence to enable you to make the preparations now that will support you to thrive and not just survive in those early days and weeks of parenthood.

Sound good? Then get in touch!

This workshop is a combination of 1-1 support and an accompanying workbook, to support your research and reflections at a time and pace that suits you. Both designed to guide your preparations for life in those important first 12 weeks postpartum. 

During the session together we will consider and discuss:

  • How to support your postnatal recovery 
  • Understanding 'normal' newborn behaviours 
  • Managing expectations
  • Supporting existing relationships
  • Building supportive relationships
  • Creating a support network
  • Making parenting decisions that are right for you
  • Postnatal nutrition

"We hear a lot about the three trimesters of pregnancy. But many women (and even some medical professionals) know little about a newly described and critical time period in women's lives that desperately needs our attention: The Fourth Trimester."

Ilona T. Goldfarb, MD, MPH (Harvard Health)