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10 reasons to book antenatal classes Newcastle Tyneside

10 reasons to book antenatal classes

I truly love running antenatal classes, it is a privilege to work with expectant parents at this life-changing time and my role is to provide the information, support and reassurance that different parents need. I love birth, I love the uniqueness and unpredictability of birth and I love the strength and pure awesomeness of women and what we do to grow and birth our baby. I don’t believe that one type of birth is better than another although I would prefer it if births didn’t involve any distress for women, their partners and babies – but this is an issue I talk about and attempt to prepare you for. Birth, Baby & Family Antenatal Classes I have about 16 years experience of teaching antenatal classes, I have professional qualifications and I have attended births as a doula but what’s in it for you… 1. You will benefit from a range of practical, realistic information for labour, birth, staying calm, for movement and resting, for contractions and for managing your energy. 2. I provide a professional service and I am an experienced practitioner who …

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Looking After You

Whether you have a baby, toddler, older children or teenagers, chances are life is busy as a mum – with juggling responsibilities, meeting everyone’s needs and generally keeping on top of everything. As a parent you may feel overwhelmed at times, in need of some headspace, in need of a rest and a need to do something for you. You might also feel overwhelmed by your desire to get it right, to not mess up this parenting – the expectations and pressure can be enormous. Babies, children and teenagers are always developing, growing and adapting and, as such, you are always learning and adapting to the changes in your children. Getting support and reassurance about what is normal, what to expect and how to work with and manage these changes and different behaviour can make a huge difference in your confidence and ability. The challenges of being a parent are varied – children will fill us with enormous love and pride as well as enormous frustration mixed with a huge dollop of guilt and worry. …

Relax & Breathe – September 27

RELAX & BREATHE FOR BIRTH practical information | an experienced birth practitioner | effective skills With small groups, this is an exclusive way to gain professional birth preparation, simple & effective birth breathing skills and to access ongoing support. This is a specialised session to focus on relaxation and breathing skills, combined with positions for labour & birth to enable you to stay calm and comfortable, to manage any panic, to work with your contractions and to manage inductions and epidurals. Booking onto this session also includes: Labour & Birth Handbook email and phone support in early labour and during the first week with your baby 10% discount on a baby massage course This session is based on first-hand experience, up-to-date research and proven relaxation & breathing skills – it has been designed to prepare you well for the reality of labour & birth.  The benefits of relax & breathe include being able to… Breathe through your contractions to stay calm and focused Handle stress, anxiety or panic Make decisions in labour if you need to Stay calm during an induction or a caesarean Adjust to changes to your birthplan Keep going if labour becomes tough Be able to relax and rest …

Antenatal Courses in September/October

ANTENATAL COURSE good information | an experienced birth practitioner | practical skills With small groups this is an exclusive way to gain professional birth preparation and to access ongoing support. Sessions are based on first-hand experience and up-to-date research and this course has been designed to prepare you well for the reality of labour, birth and the early weeks with your new baby. In five sessions you will gain knowledge about… EARLY LABOUR – because knowing what to expect in the early stages of labour is important ESTABLISHED LABOUR & GIVING BIRTH – what to expect, managing your contractions, managing your energy, pain relief, knowing your options WHAT CAN HELP & WHAT CAN HINDER – the small things can make a big difference GOOD BIRTH SUPPORT – so birth partners know how to help EFFECTIVE POSITIONS FOR LABOUR & BIRTH – to move, to rest, to use positions and gravity to help your contractions and to be more comfortable USING YOUR BREATHING – to stay calm and to encourage effective and manageable contractions INDUCTION, EPIDURAL & CAESAREANS – these can all be a necessary part of labour and …

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For Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy can be a time for celebration and excitement – as well as a time of change, anxiety and questions. It can be a time for information, support and reassurance; when you want to know what you are experiencing is normal and when you want to look after yourself. It is also a time when your thoughts will inevitably turn to birth and preparing as well as you can for contractions, induction, caesareans, life with your new baby and knowing more about your options. The Birth, Baby & Family Practice and its Business Network provides a range of support and services for expectant parents… Antenatal Classes & Birth Preparation Birth debrief and/or pregnancy anxiety – Sometimes being pregnant can create stress and anxiety – it could be because your previous birth was tough or it could be because you are worried about your pregnancy and what birth will be like. You can book some time with me for a consultation to talk through your concerns. Antenatal course – a 5 week course to prepare you well for the birth of your …