As well as Hypnobirthing I also offer a full range of antenatal and postnatal classes and support. If you would like to arrange a bespoke antenatal and postnatal package please contact me.
PREGNANCY MOVEMENT & RELAXATION
One hour session
An hour of blissful bonding with your baby. We start the session with some breathing exercises, move on to some very gentle movement and finish with a guided relaxation.
THE ESSENTIAL BABY CARE SESSION
2-3 hour session
This practical newborn course is a look at what comes after the birth of your baby. Opening with an evidence based parent-craft session, we look at information about the initial days after birth (golden hour, discharge from hospital, the first few days with your baby and postnatal care for you emotionally and physically) and then have a discussion about both breastfeeding and bottle feeding (with guidance about where to find breastfeeding support if needed), followed by a hands on session about how to care for your newborn.
Using dolls of different sizes you get to practice how you hold your newborn (and how it changes as they get older), changing nappies (with both disposable and reusable nappies available), bathing your baby, how to put them down to sleep (with some discussion about sleep routines) plus information about swaddling, slings, baby classes, and anything else you might be interested in!
The class can be taken at any time, but parents will find it most beneficial in their third trimester as they will be starting to think more about their new arrival at this point, rather than pregnancy which will usually be the focus up until then.
Course can include cloth nappies and slings demos on request.
ANTENATAL CLASS WITHOUT HYPNOBIRTHING
Approximately 6 hours of teaching
For those who do not want to undertake a hypnobirthing course I also offer a full one day workshop covering from the start of labour through to the first 12 weeks postnatally. There is a lot of discussion within this workshop, plus activities for you to do as a couple or on your own to stimulate thought and preparation.
For those who have not booked any of my other services but are looking for research or advocacy for a particular issue. We will have an initial phone call to discuss what level of assistance is required. Examples of the sort of help I can provide are; providing evidence/studies to help you make an informed decision about intervention or treatment (I do not provide medical advice, only research for you to read through yourself), attending meetings with you (which can be useful if you do not have a partner to attend meetings or would like additional support), ongoing phone support for those with anxiety to encourage positivity and reflection.
PLANNING FOR PREGNANCY FOLLOWING A TRAUMATIC BIRTH
Approximately 2-3 hour session
This is a useful workshop for anyone who has previously experienced a traumatic birth and is worrying about getting pregnant again.
We begin by talking through the previous birth, discussing what might have been done differently, and identifying what you would like to be different about your next experience. We then move on to practical measures, talking about antenatal education, different birth options and different support that can be put into place.
The session includes two relaxations, an audio to listen to at home, and ongoing support.
POSTNATAL DOULA SUPPORT
I am able to offer flexible newborn support, including a practical class, attendance at your home, or a coffee at my house to talk through your feelings postnatally.
TBR 3 STEP REWIND FOR TRAUMA
Approximately 2-3 sessions of 1 hour each
If you have experienced a previous birth trauma, or an event postnatally which is continuing to have an effect on your day to day life, and that you would like to be able to move past, I offer the TBR 3 Step Rewind programme. This therapy is a brief intervention that offers relief of PTSD symptoms after 2 or 3 sessions, if talking about the traumatic birth experience makes you feel uncomfortable there is no need the share what happened to you and treatment can be used even if the trauma took place a number of years ago.
Private baby massage that can be a one-off session or a course of 6 weeks. I supply the oil, the yoga mat and full notes.
BY GLOW BIRTHS
Bespoke hypnobirthing and doula services in West Sussex.
If you are interested in antenatal classes which are completely inclusive and designed for the whole community, with subsidised classes available for those on a low wage, then please take a look at Glow Births CIC www.glowbirthsandbabies.co.uk
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