Hello, and welcome to the website for Mindful Birthing

Here you can read all about the different childbirth classes offered and learn more about the proven benefits of mindfulness

 



If you are looking for honest and 'what you need to know' childbirth preparation you have come to the right place! As a practicing midwife for more than 25 years I know a thing or two about childbirth and the most effective way to prepare for that very special day (and beyond).

My teaching use elements from Hypnobirthing and Mindfulness but ultimately it is rooted in self care and realistic expectations that prepares not only the body but also the mind for birth and parenting.

So whether you are looking for
Antenatal Classes with Mindfulness Teaching, a Childbirth Masterclass Workshop or Private one-to-one Sessions here is something for everyone. All our courses are currently offered on-line using Zoom (it is not necessary to download zoom).

Mindfulness, as taught today, is a modern, non-religious practice that is accessible to everyone. Its practice can make us feel calmer and improve our physical and mental wellbeing. The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting course is offered over a 6 week period, and there is strong scientific evidence demonstrating that a Mindfulness approach to childbirth preparation makes for a happy and positive birth experience.

If your desire is for a more traditional approach to childbirth preparation you may want to opt for one of our three Childbirth Masterclass Workshops:
Workshop 1 - Navigating the journey of labour and birth
Workshop 2 - Pain relief, pain coping and breathing techniques (includes pain practice)
Workshop 3 - Breast/bottle feeding and the biological needs of the new born.

However, if you prefer a more personal approach you may want to opt for Private 1-2-1 Sessions that offers general support in childbirth preparation and tailored to your individual needs. 

Whatever route you choose you will leave feeling empowered, confident, calm and fully informed and prepared to navigate the journey of labour and birth.


RCM 1PNG


"I would absolutely recommend this course. So helpful & informative. I feel really well prepared for what is to come"
  Zoe.

"I would definitely recommend this course. I feel mindfulness has it's place within parenthood too"  Partner.

"Very informative. New skills to use for parenthood; not just labour. Even as a mum of two already I learned lots of new things" Ann-Marie & Matthew.



 
 
 

What is Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting?

 

The MBCP programme is intended to provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation practice and normal physiology of labour by way of:

  • Offering information on labour, birth, breastfeeding, the postnatal period and the social and emotional needs of the new baby
  • Understand the mind/body connection in childbirth and develop powerful skills to cope with the challenge of labour, birth and parenting

"With mindfulness practice the unpleasant sensation we call pain may still arise but we are no longer suffering - we are no longer wrapped around it, controlled by it" - Jack Kornfield