• Saturday 15 June 2019

Time: 14.00 – 17.00

Fee: £60 per person / £110 for 2 people
Please note: For bespoke home visits, please contact Bernadette directly

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

Some words from Bernadette about these workshops:

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:

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.