Top tips for terrific birth
Is it possible to enjoy giving birth?
How can I have a terrific birth?
You probably have't thought about actually enjoying giving birth, just getting through it. Everyone has a horror story. I'm not going to say that birth isn't painful. It can be, but there are things that you can do to make that discomfort less.
You will have been told about how labour progresses, about pain relief, about interventions, but these are about what birth looks like from the outside, not what it feels like inside. You are told about what might be done to you, but not what you can do yourself, in different situations.
Giving birth is so much more than a painful ordeal you have to endure. It is spiritual. It is a rite of passage. It is rhythmic. It is transformative. It is powerful. It makes you powerful.
This is a picture of me just after giving birth to my third baby. This is what I want for you. The joy.
There is a saying 'If you want to have a great birth, find a woman who had one, and do what she did.'
In this webinar I will go through the top tips I have learned from my own experiences and from those of women I have worked with as a doula and antenatal teacher.
Putting yourself in the best position for things to go as well as possible
Not all births are straightforward but with a bit of prep you can put yourself in the best position for everything to go as best as it can. You can also give yourself the tools to feel calm and in control whatever happens.
This online workshop will cover steps you can take in pregnancy
to prepare your mind, your team, and your environment.
It will cover tools such as breathing, massage, visualisations and positions, all of which are proven not only to help you cope, but also reduce the discomfort, and help the birth go well. It will also cover knowledge of how your body works in labour so you can work with it. We will cover some of the most common curve balls so you can know what to expect.
Research has shown that a skills based antenatal education led to reduced caesareans, interventions and pain relief.
By the end of the workshop you will understand how to put yourself in the best position for all to go well. You will feel more positive about giving birth and be confident in the skills you can learn.
The webinar will be recorded so you can catch up with any you miss or re-watch it. You will also be sent a video about breathing through contractions; 4 MP3 relaxations and visualisations; an info sheet 'Negotiating your care'; and other useful links.
You also get £15 off my virtual doula service, which is like having a doula in your pocket, with one to one support through pregnancy, birth, and the first couple of weeks as a parent.
NEXT Top Tips for a Terrific Birth webinar:
Sunday 23rd February
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"Catherine is an incredible woman with lots of knowledge to share. Her approach is in a relaxed way that makes you more in control and understand things better."
"I have gone to several of Catherine's courses now and can only recommend her warmly, like a buoy in the rough sea that is parenthood."
"Cathy is a fantastic doula, she has a lovely chilled vibe and really knows her stuff. I felt very comforted and safe with her during my labour. I would also really recommend any of the courses she runs, she's been doing this a long time and has a lot of experience."