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Big Steps Little Feet Complete Birth Preparation antenatal course

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The Youth and Community Centre

Robin Ellis Way

Old Windsor


United Kingdom

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This Complete birth preparation workshop is a programme divided over 4 workshops and comprising of a total 18 hours of learning and attendance. See individual workshops for details of dates and content.

Workshop 1 - pregnancy 16 - 20 weeks

Date: Time: 10am - 1pm

This workshop covers:

  • Your nutritional and health needs

  • Tests and routine appointments offered

  • Considering your choices - where to have your baby

  • Your babys development and health - spiritual considerations

  • Relaxation

Workshop 2 - pregnancy 26-32 weeks

Date: Time: 10am - 1pm

This workshop covers:

  • Your changing body and shape

  • Your choices and rights

  • Whats my babys experience?

  • Optimal foetal positioning

  • Beginning to prepare for birth

  • Breast changes - considering feeding your baby. Choices

  • Relaxation

Workshop 3 pregnancy - pregnancy 32+ weeks

Date: Time: 10am - 4:30pm

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.

Workshop 4 pregnancy - pregnancy 36+ weeks

Date: Time: 10am - 4:30pm

  • Early days with your new baby - what you can 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


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. Unfortunately, workshops cannot be refunded in the event of your baby being born early and you cannot complete the course. Failure to attend due to illness cannot currently be rescheduled to another workshop. 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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