Rachel Cunliffe
Format: In PersonBirth Preference: Vaginal Birth

Morden, South West London

This course is taught by Rachel Cunliffe from Barefoot Birthing in Morden, South West London. Rachel is also a Birth and Postnatal Doula. The venue is St George's Chuch Hall, Central Road, Morden, SM4 5RJ, with free parking.


Course Schedule

Session 1

Date: Time:

Session 2

Date: Time:

The course & support package include:

  • 9.5 hours of ‘live’ learning (8 hours as a group in-person + the 1.5 hour postnatal preparation session which is held on Zoom)
  • A printed Mindful Birth course guide
  • Affirmation card pack
  • Relaxation audios
  • WhatsApp support from your teacher for any questions about your personal pregnancy situation, right up until you meet baby.
  • The full Mindful Birth online support package, worth over £1000* which you can read more about here.

There is a maximum 8 families per course – the cost is for 2 people per booking, birth partners are encouraged to join too.

We cover everything you need to have a calm and confident birth experience, however birth happens:

  • The science behind the mind body connection and the hormones and muscles of birth
  • What you can control vs what you can’t control and how to overcome feelings of anxiety
  • Learn how to stay calm and in control for all births using mindfulness and hypnobirthing tools and techniques
  • Birth place options
  • Your birth team including your birth partner/s and care team options
  • Optimising your birth space
  • Comfort measures and medicated pain relief options
  • The stages of labour
  • What to pack in your birth bag
  • Induction methods and what your options are
  • Assisted birth including forceps, ventouse, episiotomy
  • Unplanned caesarean abdominal birth
  • Navigating unexpected turns
  • Making informed decisions about your birth
  • Writing birth preferences for all scenarios
  • Postnatal recovery – what to expect and how to prepare