Preparing for a Better Birth

Expert: Lindsay Parfitt, The Calm Birth School Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor

Length: 2 Sessions, 1.5 Hours each

Price: 220 USD

In this two part series Lindsay Parfitt will help empower you and give you confidence in pregnancy, birth and beyond and remind you can have a positive birth experience no matter your birth path. This series is recommended to women from 20 weeks of pregnancy. Partners are encouraged to join the class, but it can also be taken individually.

Part 1: Transform your Understanding of Birth

By exploring how our mind impacts our body, in particular our birth hormones, this class will teach you what we can do to have a better birth experience physically and mentally, including learning breathing techniques to help you through each stage of labour. You will discover how negative thoughts, worries or fears surrounding birth can affect the birth process, and what you can do to manage them.

What will be covered:
- Tools to make choices through your birth process
- How to ask the right questions
- Change the environment where you have birth to amplify good hormones
- Positions and movements from physical point of view
- How to overcome your birthing fears
- Visualization and positive affirmations
- Breathing exercises

Part 2: Take Charge of your Birth

This class will teach you how to use visualisation in preparation for birth to help release worries and fears, but also how to use it during labour for a more comfortable and effective birth.

You will learn tools for yourself and your birth partner that will help you take charge of your birth and have a positive experience no matter the birth path. We know that instances of post natal depression and experiences of trauma are significantly increased when women feel as though birth has happened “to them” rather than them being part of the process, so we will cover the very important topic of coping with the unexpected during labour, asking the right questions and how your partner can support you for an empowered and positive experience.