It’s not just a Hypnobirthing tool, in fact hypnobirthing is just one single technique that can be applied in the context of an undisturbed birth.We bring evidence from a variety of areas such as anthropology, neuroscience, cultural artefacts and community wisdom. Science, and neuroscience in particular, is littered with gems of important evidence based understanding of how we can make our births truly personal, empowering and a positive experience that should be denied to no parent.
All our teachers have studied the Spinning Babies techniques to add the extra dimension on optimal foetal positioning to this workshop. Expect a lot of birthing ball ideas, rebozo sifting techniques, essential oils and massage techniques for a more natural pain relief tool kit.
We bring in theory, practice and discussion to help you spend two quality hours with your birthing partner focusing on YOUR birth...
Workshops Are Scheduled Once Every 4 To 6 Weeks.
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Most antenatal courses cover a wide range of topics — what will happen during birth and all the procedures and protocols of our modern maternity system, pain relief options, breastfeeding, baby care skills, early days as a parent etc. The MummyYoga Breathing for Birthing workshop focuses exclusively on what you can do to help yourself have the most positive birth experience, regardless of the type of birth you are planning. It will teach you in depth skills to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally as well as physically for the birth.
During the workshop you will understand the importance of your thought processes during labour and birth. You will understand the effect of stress and fear on your labour and how this hinders the birth process. you will also learn how to work with your body to help labour progress in a way that leaves you calm and in control, ready to welcome your baby into the world.
The techniques you learn in this workshop are life skills that you can return to time and time again. They are useful in many different situations especially during those challenging parenting times.
Some of the things we will discuss and experience are:
- Physiology of the normal breathing and how it affects pregnancy and the birth process.
- Effective breathing and deep relaxation techniques.
- The impact of sounds on your neurobiology and emotions.
- How fear and anxiety can have a negative impact on your body during the birth and learn how to manage it.
- The neuroscience of an empowered birth — rewiring your brainfrom fear to confidence using breath awareness techniques.
- Skills to overcome fear and increase your confidence and trust in your ability to give birth.One of the most effective way to achieve a calm mind during childbirth is to not let your analytical brain (pre-frontal cortex) be too involved. This is where the importance of having a confident, clear and supportive birthing partner comes in.
In this workshop we will elevate the role of your birthing partner (be it your husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/friend/mother/doula). We bring in the clear evidence from neuroscience in understanding how effective communication by your birthing partner can help you concentrate on the physical and emotional elements of childbirth.
Partners of pregnant ladies will be able to pick up key skills in facilitating and supporting the birth and experiencing a true sense of team effort in this wonderful aspect of your birthing journey. Some highlights include:
- Birth positions that they can assist with.
- How your emotions change during the labour and signs to look for.
- Practical tools and techniques for your partner to keep you calm, relaxed and ease discomfort during the birth.
- Ways your birth partner can help you achieve a deeply relaxed state.
- Informed decision making.
- Effective ways to build rapport and work with the midwifery team supporting you.
- Becoming a confident birth partner.
As part of the workshop you will also receive the complete collection of “Breathing for Birthing” audio download for free, currently retailing on Amazon and iTunes at £8.99. Here is a clip of the download — Listen now
YOU CAN ALSO BUY THE WORKSHOP AS A GIFT OR PART OF THE BIRTHING PACK TO BE REDEEMED AT ANY OF THE UPCOMING DATES. Find Out More
Some frequently asked questions on the workshop:
In essence this workshop provides time to explore how a woman might want to move during childbirth, position herself and breathe, and how her birth partner can make that easier and more comfortable for her. Women and their birth partners will gain additional practical ‘tools’ for childbirth including touch, movement and massage. These valuable tools and skills are portable to any life situation of stress and anxiety.
Continuing the MummyYoga philosophy of only providing well respected research and knowledge about birth we will discuss a range of approaches to meet the intensity of childbirth, using simple equipment available to all, such as birth balls, pillows and chairs.
The workshop is particularly valuable for women and partners planning or considering as straight forward a birth as possible. Many women are worried that they might not be able to cope with the intensity of childbirth and many partners are worried that they will find this very difficult. The aim of the day is to help everyone feel more positive about birth and confident in their abilities to cope with labour.
The workshop, which is designed for women and their birth partners, takes place over a single weekend morning or afternoon. Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be available throughout the workshop.
Groups are kept to a maximum of six couples, and have a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The workshop is loosely structured, but is kept flexible to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
The workshop is for parents who want to be actively involved in decision making and prefer to have an understanding of what choices are available to them for labour and birth. All are welcome. Women come with male and/or female birth partners, mothers, sisters, friends and doulas.
Women and their birth partners are welcome at any stage in their pregnancy but often come between 30-37 weeks of their pregnancies so they have time to think about what they have learned during the workshop.
During the workshop you’ll meet other couples who also want to have an active role in working towards a very positive experience. It gives you and your partner a great opportunity to escape life’s day to day demands and just focus on each other and your baby for an afternoon. You’ll both leave the workshop feeling excited about childbirth hopefully with no (less!) fear and ready for the great adventure of parenting.
The BirthWell Retreat
5 beautiful days within a Spanish nature reserve.
Give yourself the gift of headspace to discuss and create a positive atmosphere for the birth of your baby. Five glorious days to be among likeminded people who are at the same juncture in their life as you along with the undivided attention from two of the most caring of birth professionals in the country.Find out more