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5 week pregnancy course
This course will guide you in your pregnancy journey and give you the tools to make informed decisions. It will offer a deeper understanding and prepare you for all types of birth.

This course includes:

  • 5 week course covering your pregnancy journey (2h sessions)
  • Course delivered by Jenny Smith; specialist in the field with 35+ years of experience.
  • Small groups of maximum 10 attendees; ensuring personalised support.
  • New Parents Social in our last session to share and connect with other new parents.
  • Course booklet, with exercises, reflections and tips to support you during this journey.
  • Class recordings in case you miss a day.

Sessions

Week 1: Pregnancy Journey - What to expect in the later stages

This session will explore the later stages of pregnancy, giving you an overview of what to expect during your last trimester. During this class you will also explore how to promote wellbeing for yourself and baby through a head-uterus connection approach; exploring visualisations, mantras, breathing and building your own “toolkit of ideas”.

Jenny offers a holistic approach throughout; discussing your choices and expectations of maternity care and what to expect from hospitals and midwives with the understanding that all journeys are different.

This class will expand your understanding of your body during labour and birth; approaching topics such as the physiology of birth, the preparation of the perineum, signs and symptoms of labour and positions for labour and birth. During this class you will also bring your toolkit into shape, integrating it with your birth surroundings and birth plan.

During this class Jenny will prepare you for all aspects of planning a holistic vaginal birth. It will not be “taking your baby out and putting it back inside”, but it will walk you through the stages of labour as realistically as possible, suggesting comfort measures, positions and a “You can do it!” approach, which is applicable to all births.

During this class Jenny will guide you through two birth rehearsals: Natural Caesarean and Induction of Labour. The aim is to approach from a holistic point of view how to be prepared for both your “utopia birth” and the “unexpected”.

As co-author of Natural Caesarean: A Woman Centred Technique, Jenny has campaigned for family centred caesareans for many years. During this session, Jenny will “hold you by the hand”, offering practical support, suggestions, and a step by step approach to achieving a beautiful natural caesarean birth.

Did you know that around 1 in 3 women will be recommended to have an induction? This session will go deeper into the conversation about all methods of induction, highlighting the process, but also discussing your individual choices to personalise your care and experience.

Pink bubble: This session focuses on the importance of the early days, recovering from the birth and building the relationship with your baby. In this session, Jenny will walk you through the important practicalities of looking after your baby and yourself.

This session aims to bring the new-parents group together, celebrating the birth of your babies, meeting one another, sharing your experiences and offering each other support.

All this for only £255

Time: 7pm – 9pm
A 5-week in-depth pregnancy course (1 session per week) tught by Jenny Smith, a leading midwife with 35+ years of experience supporting gorgeous mums-to-be. You will build a pregnancy toolbox that speaks to your own journey and prepare for all types of birth during in-depth classes that feature birth rehearsals.

The first four sessions will take place every Friday (7-9pm). The fifth session will be arranged after all gorgeous families have delivered their babies.

Other available dates

Sorry, there are no other in person courses scheduled at this time. Contact us to request further information.