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We provide comprehensive antenatal education courses, including hypnobirthing, preparation for birth, baby and early parenting. Group and private classes across London, Kent, Surrey and beyond.
Canterbury, UK CT4 7NB
I live in Purley with my husband, our daughter born in 2013 and our son born in 2016. During my first pregnancy, my husband and I were living in Oman, where pregnancy and birth are obstetrician-led and tend to be treated as high risk medical affairs. I began to do a lot of research into the birth I wanted, hired a birth doula (which I had never heard of previously!) and went on to have what was only the country’s fourth water birth. After having a positive and empowering birth experience, which left me feeling upbeat and confident during the postnatal period, I continued to read and further my knowledge about all birth and breastfeeding related topics. My desire soon turned to helping support other women achieve their own positive birth experiences and meet their own breastfeeding goals. When we returned to the UK at the end of 2013, I soon realised I wanted to become a doula and completed Kicki Hansard’s BirthBliss Doula Course. By the time I was pregnant with my son, I had already supported many women through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, and I had an even clearer idea of how I wanted my own […]
Purley, London, United Kingdom
I was first introduced to doulas during the pregnancy of my first son and was immediately taken by what a wonderful concept; women helping women at one of the most profound and life changing times of their lives. The more I learnt about doulas, the more I felt excited about becoming one. Having had the ‘right, what do we do now’ feeling returning from hospital with Max and then the different challenges the early stages bring, I am focusing my support on the post natal period. I feel every mum should have access to help and support whether it’s their first child or third – we all need help for different reasons – feeling exhausted, help with feeding or taking the pressure off with siblings. The weeks after birth can often be complex and having another woman there for support is really beneficial. So what can I offer? I will find out the background and where you would like help and then tailor that support to meet expectations. You can expect emotional help; such as debriefing a birth experience or working through a concern you may have. I’ll offer practical help with baby, making sure you are cared for and […]
Tadworth, Surrey (KT20)
We run baby massage courses in Dulwich and South London and can arrange private classes all over Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
This is such an exciting and amazing time and no doubt you are keen to give yourself the best possible start to parenthood whilst you are pregnant. Both with your physical health and your emotional wellbeing. It’s no secret that exercise is a fantastic way to look after your body and that being in water can provide the safest form of exercise whilst pregnant whilst also being incredibly relaxing. It’s for these reason that Aquatots, who have been looking after your babies now in the water for 20 years, offer an even earlier start to the benefits of water, with our Aquanatal programme specifically designed for Mums to be. Our 45 minutes classes begin with a gentle warm up, to prepare your body before engaging in the fun cardio segment, performed to suitably chosen music. In water depth suitable for all, even if a non confident swimmer. The exercises we use can be adapted to all levels of fitness and physical capability. Included each week is invaluable antenatal education, breathing techniques to help during all stages of your birthing process, important exercises to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscle, and a wonderful relaxation section to finish, which will help you […]
This yoga class is suitable for Level 1 and Level 2, beginners and improvers. Each session is a building block, focusing on improving strength and flexibility; plenty of modifications and options are given during the practice to suit all levels. During the practice we will work on connecting movement and breathing, learning breathing techniques (pranayama) that are so important for our well-being, during our practice as as well as in everyday life. The aim of the class is to make you feel relaxed and grounded with better knowledge of your body’s potentials and challenges. Beginners welcome. Must be 18 years+ . Not suitable during pregnancy. Places available – 18 £8 per person per class. Class Passes for 3 or 5 classes are available at a reduced rate. New students taster fee: £5. Parking available on site.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time to practice yoga. It can increase energy levels and help you connect with your growing baby, giving you confidence in your body’s natural ability to give birth. The combination of breathing, relaxation techniques and postures will create inner balance to help overcome any challenges during pregnancy, labor, birth or motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga is a tailored pregnancy class, specially designed for ‘mums to be’ from around 14 weeks – birth. Classes help you throughout your pregnancy and towards your preparation for birth. Each class includes relaxation and breathing techniques to help you during labor; incorporate a range of physical movements and poses to help relieve common pregnancy ailments whilst strengthening your body and increasing flexibility. Each class leaves you feeling calm and relaxed. Bliss! Relax and take control of your breathing Establish a calm mind, inner balance, and strength A Pregnancy focused workout – ideal from 14 weeks to birth Increase your self- awareness as your body goes through changes – this helps you cope with them and your emotions pre-birth. Qualified fitness professional to guide you All fitness levels welcome from complete beginners to seasoned yoginis! Meet other like-minded mums to be! Book your […]