It’s common for couples attending antenatal classes elsewhere to report that they made friends – but didn’t learn anything personally useful to them on the day of their birth.
It is possible to enjoy a group class – but also to receive 1-2-1 personalised advice and support!
We have attended over 500 births in homes and hospitals – so it’s fair to say we know a thing or two about birth!
Our teaching is modern, different and better. All our services are provided by us personally so we can guarantee the quality and content of classes. We are not tied to a school of thought or campaigning for a particular ‘type’ of birth – we only have your interests at heart.
Watch this video to hear why parents recommend us.
Working with hundreds of birthing women have shown us that there are just 3 key principles behind having a positive birth experience – we will share this with you and more.
The course will teach you a range of skills to support both high and low risk birth scenarios. The techniques we teach are 100% relevant for all course attendees and by keeping it simple you will remember these skills on the day of your birth.
Looking at the pregnant body, the role of hormones, the 3 stages of labour, what decisions a woman might make during labour and different forms of pain relief – both natural and medical.
Exploring how the stages of labour affect the baby, how the baby navigates the pelvis, assisted birth and induction. We look in depth at caesarean birth, and consider the options available to you.
Birthing isn’t just about mums! In this session we look in detail at how important the role of the birth partner is to the mother. By sharing practical advice, birth plans and a wide range of information through each stage of labour, and exploring ways that the partner can physically support you in labour ensures that they always have a useful part to play in creating a positive birth experience.
During this session we look at feeding methods, share top tips and answer any questions you may have about choosing the best method for your family. We will look at the development of a baby and share with you a range of skills to help you during those first few days with a newborn. This includes: safe sleeping, communication with your baby, common concerns of new parents, benefits of “skin to skin”and how to choose/use a baby sling.
We invite you to join us for an additional daytime session (for women only) specifically tailored to support you no matter what type of birth you choose, this calm and relaxing session can reduce fear and give you skills that will be helpful for use in both the antenatal and postnatal period.
We adore seeing our new mums at our weekly coffee group for a reunion session. During this time you can ask us for advice on many newborn issues such as sleeping, feeding, and day to day concerns/worries.
As a group, you may wish to set a date that you all attend together allowing you the opportunity to introduce your babies and have a formal reunion.
Subject to availability, we can offer the opportunity to de-brief your birth with one of the teachers if required. (Please note our coffee group is held at The Meeting Room, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, B92 0AH – Mondays 10.30am – 12.30pm)
Our courses are non judgemental and designed to help you make the most appropriate choices for you and your family – this is your birth and should be done your way!
We recommend that you book your course to begin around the time that you are 32 weeks pregnant.
Courses held every month on Monday evenings between 6.45pm – 9.45pm.
SOLIHULL COURSE DATES
May/June Course – Mondays evenings:
May 13th, 20th, June 3rd & 10th
June/July Course – Mondays evenings:
June 17th, 24th, July 1st & 8th
September Course – Mondays evenings:
September 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
October Course – Mondays evenings:
September 30th, October 7th, 14th & 21st
November Course – Mondays evenings:
October 28th, November 4th, 11th and 18th
December Course – Mondays evenings:
November 25th, December 2nd, 9th & 16th
Our training and experience of supporting both Vaginal and Caesarean births across the region mean that we are able to answer many of the questions and concerns that are unique to ‘higher risk’ pregnancies.
After using the doula service for her first child my wife suggested the birthability course when we found out we were having twins. I was sceptical at first, assuming it would be hippy breathing nonsense, but I could not be more wrong. The classes were fun and insightful, but most importantly, honest. Sarah and Sallyann speak from real experience and they really care about all their mothers. Though for me, their real skill is in developing the importance of the fathers role.
They helped to coach my wife into a positive mindset to deliver our babies successfully, without pain relief because she understood her body and the birthing process more, even after having a previous pregnancy. Most importantly they gave me the confidence to be the best birth partner I could be; I held our daughter whilst supporting my wife through the second delivery, I knew what to do and how; and that was all down to these two wonderful ladies!! Thank you both!!
“I had planned a c-section and booked an antenatal course with Birthability which was recommended by my friend. They covered Caesarean Section, breathing and relaxation for my anxiety, and the role of the partner in detail. In the end I went into labour 3 days before my scheduled date and we were so grateful that we knew what to expect as we were recommended to continue with the birth as it had begun naturally”.