Do you want to feel completely prepared for labour and the birth of your new baby, but haven’t got a clue where to start?

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 Can you answer YES to the questions below?

  • Do you want a weekly class to focus on you and baby
  • To help ease out pregnancy aches with specially adapted yoga postures
  • Do you have worries about labour as a first, second, third time mum…
  • Could you benefit from deep relaxation to help with broken sleep (most mums get the best nights sleep after the class!)
  • To learn how powerful your breathing is in labour
  • To understand antenatal education in an easy way
  • To change your perception of labour to a more positive way
  • To meet other mums to be to

Then Yoga & Birth Preparation 6 week course is perfect for YOU!

This weekly class just for mums to be will encourage positive though, yoga movement, birth education, breathing techniques and much much more, to ensure that you feel ready to bring your baby into the world.

This course to help prepare your body and mind for birth.

Based on 5 elements of birth preparation, each week you will learn:

Yoga-based Movement

Our pregnancy yoga-based movements and sequences are tailored to help prevent and ease pregnancy symptoms, bring awareness to your changing posture and create space for your growing baby. Weekly classes help bring physical balance to encourage optimum position for your baby’s birth and promote an awareness of how to release within your body during labour. We avoid strain by not holding static postures, we use controlled flowing moves, with every movement having a clear purpose and benefit for pregnancy and birth. The benefits of repetitive movement through weekly classes will allow your body to develop muscle memory, a technique that will encourage you to remain mobile during your birth journey. The earlier you can start attending classes, the more you will benefit from your pregnancy and birth. We are suitable for all birth choices and physical ability with movements being adapted for any ailment, condition or physical restriction.

 

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I did the Birthing course with Sharon before the birth of our second daughter and I can’t recommend it enough.

The classes were extremely informative and supportive. I used all the techniques during my labour and they definitely made such a difference. I just wish I’d done the course before my first labour experience!

I’m now looking forward to starting the baby/toddler classes with Sharon because I enjoyed them so much with our first daughter.

The Macdarlins

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Antenatal & Active Birth Education

Learning antenatal education in isolation (and often in the latter part of pregnancy) does not give you the time or ability to prepare the body or the mind – for birthing techniques to be effective, practice is essential. Our antenatal education and active birth techniques are delivered in a truly effective way – linking your education to your breath, your body and your movement – exactly where you will need it on your baby’s birthing day. We cover traditional antenatal education; active birth principles and an easy way to understand medical induction and interventions should your birth take that route. This combination ensures you are actively informed and prepared to make choices for you and your baby on your birthing day (and of course birth partners too!).
Each week we progress through a different topic of education, understanding how our body will be adapting to the stages of labour and learning how to implement that knowledge on the day – so whether it is medical interventions, natural c-sections, home births or VBAC’s, Daisy Birthing prepares you to be confident on your babies birthing day.

Breathing Techniques

Whilst in normal day-to-day life breathing is an automatic process, breathing can be compromised during pregnancy (because of the impact of your ever-growing baby). By learning to effectively breathe during pregnancy you can help supply your body and baby with oxygen, ease pregnancy symptoms, allow your muscles to work efficiently, keep you calm and relaxed – and help create space for baby too.   Our classes start from 14 weeks as the more classes you can attend the more benefits you will gain throughout pregnancy and the more prepared you will be for labour!

Breathing is also a key tool for labour – oxygen is key to fuelling contractions and so by learning (and more importantly practising) how to breathe effectively (and calmly) during pregnancy, this ensures that it becomes a natural effective process on your birthing day.
The three breathing techniques we use to support you throughout the three stages of labour –– gently developing as the intensity builds to encourage your body to work more efficiently and to keep you feeling calmer which has an impact on how your body works during labour.

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Relaxation & Birth Hypnosis

Yoga & Birth preparation classes are delivered in such a way that you are guided into a deep state of relaxation as you move. Through the gentle rhythm of your breath, our especially composed music and the flowing gentle style of teaching the sequences allows for a truly relaxing class. Relaxing in class is a wonderful opportunity to take some time out just for you and your baby, reducing any stress and anxiety, and ease away pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and breathlessness and aid restful sleep. Our classes link relaxation to your breath, your muscle memory, and your body so that you have a key skill that will be there for you in labour – which will help you to release endorphins, keep adrenalin at bay (which can inhibit the progress of your labour), fuel your body and baby with oxygen and allow your muscles to work as they should (most importantly the uterus). Each class is rounded off with a tailor made relaxation session linked to the educational theme of that week. We bring together the best elements of relaxation, guided visualisation and birth hypnosis to facilitate a deeper learning, a greater understanding and an increased confidence in your positive birth.

Making Friends

We know that we often fall pregnant at different times to our friends, or perhaps you have moved to a new area. It can be isolating being a new Mum-to-be or new Mum, but the added benefit of the classes is the amazing network of women and couples you will meet along the way. Within your local Daisy community, the continuity of care offered from your initial class, through workshops with your birth partner and fellow mums – on to the nurturing support from newborn and all those key milestones of the first year through baby classes is priceless. Your community offers a new network, new friends to be made, both from in class and your own private online community. What’s more, it’s is not just for first time mums, we are suitable and welcome everyone, no matter how many previous pregnancies you have had. Every mum-to-be needs updated education, a chance to relax and prepare and meet a new support network of mums to be. 

What you can expect from your class?  Traditional antenatal education combined with active birth principles being taught together seamlessly alongside repetitive flowing movements designed to anchor the education to your body, breath and movement.
Breathing techniques that are simple, effective and designed to work with the changing stages of your labour. There for you to instinctively call on if and when you need them as your labour progresses. Supporting all mums, birth plans and choices – natural and medically supported, planned or otherwise, young or old, low risk or high risk, those who want to take part in a class or just sit back and absorb, super fit or couch potato!

Class Essentials

Your Holywood based classes come in six-week terms, a progressive course as the education builds week upon week, adding new techniques and understanding as we work through the stages of labour.
Each class is approximately one hour long, but please arrive a few minutes before your class start time to get settled.
We will be on mats for most of the class so please wear comfy clothes.
Classes are suitable for many ailments, conditions and birth plans, and will be adapted to suit – but please let your teacher know in advance of any medical conditions or concerns.

Classes are as suitable for baby number one as they are for subsequent babies.
Perhaps you have hopes for a different type of labour for your next baby, or perhaps your first labour was calm, confident and in control but you would like to prepare for any situation.