Rhonda Hales
Format: OnlineBirth Preference: Vaginal Birth

Online Zoom Course

This course is taught by Rhonda from Mindful Beginnings who is also a practicing NHS midwife.

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Course Schedule

Session 1

Date: Time:

Session 2

Date: Time:

The course & support package include:

  • 9.5 hours of ‘live’ learning in a small group (8 hours + the 1.5 hour postnatal preparation session which is also held on Zoom on a monthly basis, you can choose which month you join this session)
  • A printed Mindful Birth course workbook
  • 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

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