Bespoke small group antenatal childbirth preparation classes are designed for all prospective parents and offer a comprehensive antenatal preparation course based on the premise of Active Birth and Birthing from Within. Classes last a whole day and focus on the following:

  • How to support early labour at home
  • Proven Pain coping and breathing techniques for early labour
  • How to recognize labour is becoming active
  • How to create a toolbox of physical support items you might use during early and active labour
  • When to go to the hospital
  • How to advocate for your partner
  • How to understand information on the benefits and risks of procedures and interventions
  • How to avoid unnecessary routine interventions
  • How to best manage an induction
  • How to create an effective birth preference sheet
  • Strategies to cope with the unexpected such as a c birth
  • Exploring strategies to cope with the intensity of birth. including physical, emotional and visualisation strategies.
  • Effective massage techniques
  • Effective visualisation techniques  and hypnobirthing
  • Effective breathing techniques
  • Effective affirmation techniques
  • Exploring the time line of birth and how we move through from early labour to birthing the placenta
  • Looking at the evidence base surrounding birth interventions
  • Understanding what pharmacological pain medications are available during labour in a hospital setting
  • Exploring how to work with midwives and other staff you may meet on your journey
  • Ensuring you are prepared for a cesarean birth should one occur.

These classes take place at Insight Matters 106 Capel St D1. Classes are usually shared with no more than 3 – 4 other couples and cost €200 per couple for the whole day with tea and coffee included. To book please call 0877543751.

Next in person course planned for Saturday 5th December at Insight Matters. Meanwhile I am offering online small group classes and also private online one to one classes. I am also offering on line antenatal doula packages which combine continuing support and antenatal classes as well as online  prenatal yoga which includes group doula support.