You can start your antenatal education journey anytime during your pregnancy, but I recommend you start some time after your 20 week scan. The earlier you start the more time you have to practice the techniques, but if you would prefer to wait until later in your pregnancy, then I would recommend completing the course by the time you are 35 weeks. If you have only just found out about Blown Away Birthing and are later in pregnancy, then don't worry, it's not too late and I always try my best to accommodate you and if necessary, fast-track you through the course.
Classes can be attended by Mum and Birthing Partner (normally the Dad but doesn't have to be).
The course is a 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5hour classes.
'Wow - the first class was amazing and immediately I felt sheer relief and had a wave of confidence that I could do this (all from one session!) the rest of the sessions continued to be amazing and my confidence grew and grew'
Class 1: Confident
You and your Birth Partner will lay a great foundation upon which to grow in confidence.
Bust any negative beliefs you may have about birth.
Get comfortable with what we mean by hypnosis. There are no swinging watches and getting you to cluck like a chicken we promise.
Familiarise yourself with the physiology of birth so you can let go of worrying about how all of that stuff works. We bet you will be fascinated.
Understand how the mind interprets PAIN… so that you can learn how to manage and control it.
Take charge of your thoughts so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to your birth, rather than feeling anxious and worried when it is a time for joy and happiness.
Class 3: Consider
It’s your birth so take the time to consider what is important to you:
Where do you want to birth?
What do you want your birthing environment to be like?
Who do you want to be with you?
How do you want to get labour started?
These are the kinds of questions you will be exploring, so that you can plan for the birth you want.
Experience a powerful FEAR RELEASE session so that you can look forward to your baby’s birth.
Class 2: Calm
Learn how to become an expert in relaxation so that you can feel calm, relaxed and in control in the lead up to and during your baby’s birth.
Discover how to use your breath during labour to enable the birth cocktail of hormones to flow in just the right way.
Learn how to distract your mind away from your body so that you can distance yourself from any pain.
Set up useful anchors to relaxation that you can use any time you want any extra boost of those feel good hormones.
Feel confident in the fact that your partner is learning how to use all of these tools and techniques with you, so that they can help you use them on the day.
Class 4: Celebrate
Bringing it all together so that you feel ready for labour and birth
The focus is on your Birth Partner so that they fully understand how you want them to support you on the day.
Enjoy Soothing Strokes; an incredibly simple form of light massage to stimulate your body’s natural pain relief.
Use your B.R.A.I.N.S. to make sure that you have a structured way to ask questions if required.
Explore the best Birthing Positions to support an easier more comfortable birth.
Learn birth humming to help avoid unnecessary forced pushing for birth.
Walk through your labour and birth from it getting started to holding your baby in your arms and how what you have been learning fits in with that.
COURSE DATES & PRICES
Included in the cost of all courses:
• 4 sessions with highly experienced instructor
• A brilliant manual to help structure your practice at home and refer back to before the big day
• 10 beautifully scripted mp3s for you to download for use during pregnancy and labour
• Phone support up until you have your baby (and beyond if required)
• Powerful and informative videos
• We often invite other guest birth workers to speak to you about their area of expertise such as Chiropractor – posture for pregnancy and positions for birth, pregnancy yoga instructor, babywearing consultant, acupuncturist, doulas etc.
Group courses: £250 per couple:
Places limited to four couples per group.
Next group course:
Private Course - £450:
This can be arranged on days and times that are convenient for you and held in the comfort of your own home.
Optional add-on: Breastfeeding preparation workshop (2.5 hours)