This practical two hour workshop is designed for those aiming for a normal (natural) birth. Guided by an experienced midwife instructor you will work your way through several tools useful to prepare body, mind and spirit for labour.
You and your support person will practice various skills with the aim of learning how to arrive, and remain in, the birthing 'zone'. While in the 'zone' your birth hormones will flow, in balance, and you can enjoy steady progress towards your baby's arrival.
In order to maintain this flow of birth hormones your support person will ideally play a fundamental role in assisting you to remain comfortable throughout labour. They will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of their tasks on your baby's birthday.
Due to the space needed to practice activities Art of Birth Workshops are limited to four couples only.
Topics Covered Include
- Fear release work
- Breathing your baby down
- Active birth techniques
- Preparing your body with yoga & exercise
- Acupressure & soft touch massage
- Hydration & nutrition during labour
- HypnoBirthing explained
- Using water to manage labour
- Why environment is crucial and how to create this
- Instinctive pushing vs coached
- How to be an amazing support person
- Question time
26th November 6pm to 8pm
CEA Office, Nightcliff Community Centre
$90 per Couple
If you are interested in attending the Art of Birth Workshop but have questions about the suitability for your due date, your support person's availability or combining it with other CEA workshops please email: firstname.lastname@example.org