Are you expecting a baby in the coming months?
Do you want to learn all about your options for birth with an antenatal and birth expert?
Would you like to understand how to achieve a positive birth experience and prepare your partner to support you?
These highly sought after antenatal courses are taught by birth educator, doula, best-selling author & podcaster Sallyann Beresford – who has successfully supported 1000’s of couples over the last 22 years to achieve a positive birth experience in both homes and hospitals – and it’s fair to say she knows a thing or two about achieving the birth you want, and the role that your birth partner plays.
The teaching is modern, non-judgemental, and fun. All of Sallyann’s services are provided by her personally so she can guarantee the quality and content of classes. She teaches and advocates for all types of birth, so the courses are not tied to a particular ‘type’ of birth – she will guide you through making decisions that only have your best interests at heart.
Working with hundreds of birthing women has shown me that there are just 5 key principles behind having a positive birth experience – I will share this with you and more.
This course will equip you with all the knowledge you need to have a positive birth experience, as well as giving you a wide range of skills to support both high and low-risk birth scenarios. The techniques I teach are 100% relevant for all course attendees, and by keeping it simple you will remember these skills on the day of your birth.
(incorporating hypnobirthing techniques – includes 4 free tracks)
Looking at the pregnant body, the role of hormones, signs of labour, stages of labour, monitoring, when to call the midwife, induction, assisted birth, c-section, what decisions you might make during labour.
3 foundations to an easier labour, positions in labour and birth, exploring how the stages of labour affect the baby, how the baby navigates the pelvis, assisted birth and induction. I will cover the pushing stage and optimal cord clamping in detail. We also look in-depth at birth management methods and consider the options available to you in each location (pain relief – both natural and medical).
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 ensures that they always have a useful part to play in creating a positive birth experience. We also learn the techniques behind the popular tool of hypnobirthing and I will include within the course 4 relaxation tracks to play at home and at your birth.
During this session, we look at the physical experience of the baby in the early moments of the postnatal period, and how to make sure it is amazing and optimal so you can bond with your baby. We look at newborn checks, postnatal examinations, and feeding methods. I will share my top tips with you and answer any questions you may have about choosing the best method for your family. We will look at relationship changes and a postnatal plan. I will share with you a range of skills to help you during those first few months with a newborn and how best to navigate the fourth trimester. We also look at safe sleeping, common concerns of new parents, and the benefits of “skin to skin”.
Also includes weekly emails to consolidate your learning and give you access to resources that accompany the course including 4 hypnobirthing tracks.
These sessions are designed to help you make the most appropriate choices for you and your family – this is your birth and should be done your way!
I recommend that you book your course to begin around the time that you are around 32 weeks pregnant.
ONLINE COURSE DATES
January Course 2024 – Tuesday Evenings 5.30pm-8pm
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
February Course 2024 – Tuesday Evenings 5.30pm-8pm
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March Course 2024 – Tuesday Evenings 5.30pm-8pm
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
April Course 2024 – Monday Evenings 5.30pm-8pm
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
May Course 2024 – Wednesday Evenings 5.30pm-8pm
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
PLEASE NOTE: ANTENATAL COURSES CAN BE INCLUDED AS PART OF A DOULA PACKAGE – FREE OF CHARGE.