• Saturday 16 June 2018
  • Saturday 18 August 2018

Time: 14.00 – 17.00

Fee: £40 per person / £75 for 2 people
Please note: For bespoke home visits, please contact Bernadette directly

Booking Forms


Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, 184-186 Westcombe Hill, London SE3 7DH

Some words from Bernadette about these workshops:

  • Would you like to learn some really useful techniques to feel that you have prepared yourself for labour as far as possible?
  • Are you panicking that you have “left it until the last minute” to prepare?
  • Do you think your partner would also like to have some tools to feel that they can be a useful help to you?
  • Is money quite tight at the moment and you cannot afford to spend several hundred £££’s on courses for this singular event?

If you answered YES to any of those questions then this workshop can provide exactly what you need.

This intensive half day workshop is suitable for women at least 32 weeks pregnant & their labour supporter(s). Women are also extremely welcome to come alone.

It makes sense for both a woman & her supporter(s) to prepare for labour in the last few weeks of the pregnancy. You will learn a range of accessible, effective & very helpful techniques and strategies, which can enable you both to play active, positive roles in labour. These will increase your confidence and reduce fear and doubt.

A variety of handouts will support the workshop however you are encouraged to continue some of the practices regularly for them to be easily accessble to you both in labour!

These workshops ARE NOT the same as Hypnobirthing. However they make an ideal complement to them & you will learn different things.

You will learn:

  • How preparation for labour is useful in the last weeks of pregnancy
  • the various signs & symptoms of labour
  • The integral role that good breathing techniques can have throughout this process – the most important tool!
  • Strategies to cope with early first stage of labour
  • Strategies to cope with super – fast labours
  • Management skills for established labour
  • Positions, movements, sound for labour to help you stay “open” in the body
  • Ways to use a “birthing ball”
  • Use of water in labour
  • The impact of fear and coping skills
  • Use of massage, acupressure, reflexology in labour
  • Positive visualisation techniques
  • The third stage of labour
  • Early days with a newborn emotions and hormones.
  • Initial breastfeeding advice

Things to bring with you:

Please bring a couple of pillows and a birthing ball, if you have one. Bring water & a snack if you wish.

All participants need to wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Please also come with any questions or issues you may want to raise.

Any queries?

Email or ring Bernadette if you would like to discuss anything prior to booking:
Tel. 0208 853 5944 or email

Bernadette also runs a drop-in pregnancy yoga class on Saturdays and a pregnancy yoga course on Wednesday evenings.