One To One antenatal sessions are as unique as you!
Some people find antenatal education in a group setting uncomfortable or intimidating. Although I do my absolute best to make my classes inclusive and welcoming, group sessions are not for everyone! I believe that supportive antenatal education should be available to everyone and so I offer individual One To One sessions.
Individual sessions are also great for families welcoming their second or subsequent baby, who have a solid foundation in pregnancy and birth knowledge, but who may have particular worries they would like to discuss or if they are choosing to do something different this time and would like some further knowledge on a specific topic.
Generally, we would cover one, possibly two topics per session to enable us to explore all questions and options. Examples of sessions topics could be:
Labour and Birth: A session exploring physiological and emotional process of birth. Looking at birth hormones, the effect of your environment and a step-by-step walk through of labour and birth.
Birth Partners: No matter who is attending your birth, whether it be your partner, a friend or other family member, exploring ways they can support you during labour whilst you are still pregnant is really important! It helps them to feel confident in supporting you, and you can be sure that you will be getting the support you need.
Birth Preferences: Birth is controlled by your mammalian brain, and this is interrupted when we are required to use our neo-cortex; the part of your brain responsible for processing language and speech. This is one reason why it is important to have established your birth preferences and wishes prior to labour. These can then be discussed with your midwife or your birth partner can communicate these to your health professionals during labour. This sessions will explore your birth preferences, ways of communicating these, and how you can prepare for “what ifs” where your preferences may need to be altered.
Postnatal: We use this session to explore immediate postpartum – skin to skin, feeding etc and onto what to expect in the early days, maintaining a relationship with your partner, babywearing and more!
These are just a few examples! These sessions are tailored to meet your needs. Sessions are 1.5-2 hours long and are £30 per session.
Multiple session discount! Book 2 sessions and get a 3rd half price!