Birth Preparation Workshops/ Antenatal Classes

Rebecca can offer tailored one-to-one birth preparation sessions in the comfort of your own home. Each session lasts approx 2 hours.

Alternatively, Rebecca is also collaborating with Doulas of Kew to bring you - Birth Journey - group antenatal workshops.

 

Birth Journey

Passionate birth professionals, Midwife Rebecca and Doula Tama, have teamed up to support parents on their birth journeys. Between them they have over 15 years of pregnancy, birth, postnatal and early years’ experience. They both actively support birthing women and their families across London. 

This workshop has been designed to ensure you and your birth partner will be well informed, excited and ready to welcome your babies. You will meet other parents-to-be, share experiences and form friendships. Tama and Rebecca will draw on their first-hand experience and provide the latest practical information in a warm and engaging environment. 

Topics included: • Labour and birth care • Feeding your baby • Postnatal care for mum • Life with a newborn.

This workshop is for you and your birth partner from 30-37 weeks of pregnancy.

Get in touch to begin your birth journey! 

October dates: Saturday 6th 10:30-16:30, Friday 12th 18:30-20:30, Saturday 20th 10:30-16:30 (For couples with babies due in November/December)

Early bird before 6th September £300 or £325 thereafter

 

December dates: Saturday 1st 10:30-16:30, Friday 7th 18:30-20:30, Saturday 15th 10:30-16:30 (For couples with babies due in January/February)

Early bird before 1st November £300 or £325 thereafter

 

Private sessions:

Labour care

Tailored to the client's situation and needs labour care is split into two sessions each lasting 2 hours and includes writing of a Birth Plan:

  • Difference between early labour and established labour
  • Signs of labour
  • Stages of labour
  • When to call your midwife or go into hospital
  • Breathing exercises
  • Pain relief: pharmacological and non-pharmacological
  • Optimal position for labour
  • Pregnancy yoga for labour
  • Transition
  • Protecting your perineum
  • Birthing your baby, skin to skin, cord clamping
  • Birthing the placenta
  • What apgar scores mean
  • Unexpected situations
  • Medical intervention
  • Caesarean section - emergency/planned, gentle caesarean, optimal cord clamping, skin to skin, seeding baby's microbiome

4hr Sessions £240

 

Coping techniques for labour and birth


This session is 1 hour and will equip you with tools to use during your labour and birth:

  • Breathing for labour and birth
  • Visualisations: golden thread and white feather
  • Massage techniques
  • Optimal birth positions for an easier labour
  • Protecting your perineum
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hypnobirthing techniques
  • Reflex points on hands and feet
  • Finish off with a guided meditation

1hr Session is £65

 

Infant feeding

This 2 hour session will help prepare you in advance for when your newborn arrives: 

  • Breastfeeding - physiology of lactation
  • Correct positioning and attachment
  • Signs that baby is feeding well
  • Changing of baby stool colour
  • Weight gain and weight loss in the first week
  • Manual expressing
  • Engorgement and mastitis
  • Bottle feeding - sterilising equipment, formula milk
  • Skin to skin
  • Managing expectations
  • Tongue-tie
  • Jaundice

2hr Session is £120

 

With Izzy, Tom and baby Anais
With Izzy, Tom and baby Anais

 

You can book each session separately 

Or the whole course for £600 

Postnatal care for mother

  • Emotional health - hormones, baby blues and postnatal depression
  • Colostrum and milk
  • Healing from stitches
  • Wound care
  • Lochia/bleeding
  • Sleep
  • Postnatal nutrition
  • Recovering from instrumental delivery or caesarean section
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Diastasis recti
  • Birth debriefing, organising a re-birth and/or closing of the bones ceremony

2hr Session is £120

 

Life with your newborn

How to look after your newborn baby:

  • What to expect during the first week
  • Practical help from family and friends
  • Changing nappies, handling newborn, swaddling, burping
  • What is in the nappy?
  • Cord care
  • Bathing
  • Normal newborn behaviour
  • Basic first aid and CPR
  • When to seek medical help
  • Risks for SIDS

2hr Session is £120

 

"The content of the sessions was fully researched and enormously helpful, Rebecca answered all questions with expert knowledge and both my husband and I came away much more confident in our understanding of what to expect in the coming months."