Empowered Labour workshops
July 2020 Empowered Labour workshop:
Date: Thursday 16 July 2020
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
May 2020 Labour workshop on Zoom:
Date: Sunday 10 May 2020
Fee: £35 per person. £65 per pair
For women with or without labour companion, minimum 28 weeks pregnant.
You will also receive detailed, illustrated workshop notes to support you.
This workshop has now been merged with the Breathe & Space workshop to enable labour companions to attend if they wish and is on Zoom.
View further details: Breath & Space workshop
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About the workshops
These 2 hr workshops are for women only. The are intended to enable you to get more acquainted with your body and pelvis in particular.
Once armed with that knowledge, you can make use of various positions, movements, visualisations and more, which help your unique pelvis create optimum space and open up to birth your baby.
On this workshop you will learn:
- To map your pelvis-don’t worry, no clothes are removed for this!
- Which positions & movements may be best suited to you as an individual
- The impact of tension in the body
- How to release tension throughout the body
- Strategies for various stages of labour
- How to maintain your energy in labour
- How to keep your focus in labour
- A range of breathing practices, useful for different parts of labour
- Use of water in labour
- Practices to prepare for labour in later weeks of pregnancy
You will receive handouts to support the content of the workshop.
These workshops can also be delivered in your own home, if you would prefer this.
Please contact Bernadette to discuss. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 853 5944.
“All in all a fantastic experience and all down to what I learnt at your class, as well as the self confidence it inspired in me & my partner.
Thank you so much for sharing your tips & techniques for labour. They enabled me to experience the best labour I could have dreamed of.”
“…Giving birth this time round has been one of the most empowering experiences of my life.
I managed to give birth to Wilma at home, completely naturally, in the birthing pool supported by my partner Luke and my incredible independent midwife I used the rectangle breathing throughout until I had to start pushing, right at the end of the seven hour labour in the early hours of new year’s day. By managing the pain with the breathing I was able to relax, which in turn made the contractions more bearable and I was able to use a number of yoga positions and moves to give myself more room too, even right towards the end.
I made good use of the directional breathing too, especially towards the end when the baby was pushing right down on my sacrum. Now I understand why you always make such a big deal about pulling your sitting bones apart!
Do feel free to share my experience with the class. I had my first baby in hospital with no real preparation on my behalf and ended up with the textbook cascade of intervention that people warn about: epidural, forceps, stitches and a lovely hospital derived infection to boot. This time round, coming to your classes and practising several times a week at home gave me the tools and confidence I needed to have my baby on my own terms. A couple of hours after Wilma was born, we were all tucked up in our own bed drinking tea and eating toast. It was amazing.”