Group classes take place in a number of locations across Putney, Barnes and East Sheen with classes limited to six couples per class. The small group sizes allow plenty of time for questions while allowing you to meet other parents-to-be in the local area.
Group classes run on weekends and weekday evenings:
Weekend group classes take place over a four-hour session on a Saturday or a Sunday;
Weekday group classes take place over two two-hour evening sessions.
If you have previously completed a hypnobirthing class and perhaps unable to commit to the four hour class, the Refresher class, offered one-to-one, offers a recap of the hypnobirthing essentials over two hours. Similarly, if you have already had a child before, so know a little of what to expect, the Refresher class would be a good option if time is short.
Relaxation Exercises and Scripts (including the MP3s you get with the course)
Light Touch Massage
Positions - Baby and Birthing
Guided Relaxation to Sleep
Role of the Birth Partner (including group work and a practical guide for Birth Partners)
"Abdominal birth" (Cesarean Sections)
Due Date Fallacy
Induction and ‘Natural Induction’
Midwives and Obstetricians
Locations for Birth
Signposting Further Information
One-to-one classes are a great opportunity to receive a more personalised course at a time to suit you. They are tailored to you and your birth partner, what you want for your baby's birth and can be used to address any specific fears or concerns you may have.
Classes are four hours in total and can be arranged over one weekend, two consecutive weekends or made up of a couple of evening sessions. They can be run either in the comfort and privacy of your own home or at my home in Putney.