Find out what we offer and prices

Antenatal Classes:

The MBCP course combines the teaching of traditional antenatal classes with mindfulness practice and the programme is offered as group sessions.

Each class is either two or four hours long and we will practice guided meditation such as sitting and walking meditation as well as mindful stretching/Yoga. You will learn about the normal physiology of labour with an emphasis on developing skills to work with pain. We will discuss positions in labour, pain relief, breast feeding and the baby cycle after bith as well as the neurological, biological, and emotional needs of the newborn.

In addition to guided meditation during the classes there is an expectation that participants practice guided meditation at home for 15-30 minutes a day, 6 days a week in order to fully gain the benefit of the course.

The classes build one on the other in a structured way so it is important to make best effort to attend the full course. No prior meditation experience is required.

The course can be taken at any stage in pregnancy but it is suggested to start the class no later than the 30th week of pregnancy and bring the person who will be supporting you at birth.


 
 
Upcoming Classes in BEDFORD and SOUTH WOODFORD, London


BEDFORD COURSES                                                    

January
19, 20, 26, 27 February 2, 3                
Time: 10-12am                   
Venue: 70, Tyne Crescent, Bedford, MK41 7UL
Cost: £150
                 
May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2
Time 10-12am                   
Venue: To be confirmed
Cost: £150 

July 6, 13, 20
Time: 10-14.30 (please bring a packed lunch with you)
Venue: 70 Tyne Crescent, Bedford, MK41 7UL (Parking available on the road)
Cost: £150

SOUTH WOODFORD, LONDON COURSES

March 10, 17, 24                               
Time: 13.30-17.30 (refreshments will be provided)
Venue: To be confirmed
Cost: £200


Birth Preparation Workshops:

There are 3 workshops in this series; each workshop can be taken as stand alone or you may wish to attend 2 or all 3 workshops.
Cost: £ 25 per couple and maximum 5 couples per workshop. Booking required. Discussion, questions and addressing concerns are all welcome!
Venue: 70 Tyne Crescent, Bedford, MK41 7UL (Parking available on the road).
Time: 18.30-20.30

Workshop 1: Navigating the journey of labour and birth

In this workshop we will explore the journey of labour and birth; its different stages and phases; the physiology of labour and mechanism of labour. We will discuss onset of labour; when to go to hospital (if having a hospital birth), and positions in labour (to optimise a normal birth). We will also touch on instrumental birth and c-section, what may happen, myth busting and misconceptions.

Workshop 2: Pain relief, pain coping and breathing
In this workshop you will learn the concept of pain and explore powerful and effective pain coping practice using the breath and similar techniques to help keep you focused and centred in labour. We will also explore natual pain coping tecniques and standard pain relief offered in hospital. This session includes pain practice.

Workshop 3: Breast feeding and the neurological/biological needs of the newborn
In this workshop we will focus on breast feeding; physiology of breast feeding; latching baby to the breast; how to recognise when baby is lacthed well to the breast; and how to recognise that baby is getting enough milk. We will also learn about newborn behaviour, and how to optimise brain development in the baby.

Workshop 1: Navigating the journey of labour and birth
Monday 04/02/19

Workshop 2: Pain relief, pain coping and breathing
Monday 18/02/19

Workshop 3: Breast feeding and the neurological/biological needs of the newborn
Monday 25/02/19

One to One Session(s):

I can also offer private 1-2-1 sessions for general support in childbirth preparation. 2 options are available and venue and times to be arranged on an individual basis (call out charge apply if travelling more than 10 miles away from Bedford).

Package 1: 2 hour session on labour and birth at a cost of £ 50.00. (An introduction to breathing techniques and other pain coping skills can be included if interested and time permits)

Package 2: x 2, 2 hour sessions (total 4 hours) on labour, birth, feeding and the baby cycle after birth at a cost of £ 100.00

 

Please get in touch if you need further information or to book a place         
 

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