£252 – £297.95

Big Steps Little Feet Complete Birth Preparation antenatal course

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The Youth and Community Centre

Robin Ellis Way

Old Windsor

SL4 2RW

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This Complete birth preparation workshop is a programme divided over 2 full days. The first day focuses on labour and birth - managing the body and minds reactions to the sensations of labour and the physiology of birth. Understanding the design and physiology of a womans body allows for a deep understanding of how to support your babys birth - what will enhance labour and birth. Learning is detailed and empowering. It is recommended for both a woman and her birth partner / companion etc. All courses are offered facilitated for all expectant parents regardless of gender, coupleship etc. This course is unlike any other and is facilitated by 2 highly qualified professionals with a vast working knowledge on all matters from conception to the postnatal period. A total of 15 hours learning and attendance. It is facilitated over one whole weekend - which is intense but fully immerses you in your birth and baby preparation. This gives you the space and time in a very busy world to devote yourselves fully to the knowledge and experiences offered. It is also super convenient for working parents and no late nights required! See individual workshops for details of dates and content.

Pregnancy 26+ weeks

Day 1 Time: 10:30 am - 5 pm

Led by Melanie, Active Birth Teacher, trained with Janet Balaskas and Doula trained by Michel Odent.

A full day Active Birth Workshop covering the following topics:

  • Defining the different phases of labour.

  • What is meant by Active Birth and the comparative benefits.

  • Your babies journey into the world.

  • The hormonal process of birth and how to enhance the process.

  • Understanding what is happening during labour and birth, physically and emotionally for Mother and Baby.

  • Navigating barriers and creating boundaries

  • The very important role of the Father/ birth partner during labour and the birth.

  • Positioning and techniques for optimising your birth – your babes descent in the pelvis.

  • Sensations of labour and birth, how to manage pain and discomfort, revering the birth space and your power to birth.

  • Medical routines and baby monitoring, what are these and why?

  • Making Informed choices, YOUR birth, not becoming a patient and feeling helpless.

  • Holistic birthing regardless of birth choice

  • We will introduce areas surrounding:

  • Induction of labour, what does it look like?

  • Augmentation of labour, what does that mean?

  • Managed third stage of labour, what you need to know.

  • Options for medical pain relief.

  • Assisted birth.

  • Considerations in the event of a Caesarean section.

  • The magical first few hours following birth, how to make the most of this very important and special time.

  • Recovery, physical, emotional and spiritual as a mother, father, baby and family – healing.


Day 2 Time: 10:30 am - 5 pm

  • Early days with your new baby - what you can really expect

  • Infant feeding choices - a complete in depth guide - facilitated by Sarah, Lactation consultant and tongue tie specialist

  • Breastfeeding your baby - physiology, positioning and preparation

  • Understanding your baby - Reading baby cues and states of awarenes

  • All aspects of practical baby care

  • Relaxation

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

Please wear comfortable clothes, a warm cardigan/hoody for relaxation exercises. For full day workshops please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively there are cafes/restaurants / shop and bars locally where you can purchase various foods/lunches as desired.

Refreshments for other break times are provided

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us through the website or face book page of Big Steps Little Feet - www.bigstepslittlefeet.co.uk. Alternatively you can contact us on the following numbers - Melanie - 07841657141 or Sarah 07557008478

What's the refund policy?

Tickets can be refunded within 2 weeks of purchase. Failure to attend due to illness or babies birth will be discussed on an individual basis. In the event of the facilitators cancelling the workshop - the workshop will be rescheduled.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No - if you cannot print it off do not worry.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your ticket cannot currently be transfered to another workshop


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking available at the venue


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