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Yes, an AWESOME birth is possible! You can’t expect it to land on your lap though. You are going to have to do some WORK to get there and take your antenatal training into your own hands.

You will need to EDUCATE yourself about labour – what happens and why. You need to UNDERSTAND what things help it and what hinders it. You also need to make changes to the way that you THINK about birth. After all if it scares the living daylights out of you, then you need to LET GO of your FEAR and switch into a POSITIVE MINDSET.

If you want to have a relaxed and enjoyable pregnancy, and you are prepared to do the work to ensure you have an awesome birth, then you are in the right place and I am the person JUST FOR YOU to kick start your antenatal learning!

And the best bit is that you can do it all from the comfort of your sofa as I offer both ONLINE and FACE-TO-FACE sessions.

I really can’t wait to meet you, actually!


How can I help you?

These are the ways we can work together on your antenatal journey...

Free Antenatal Classes

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Learn all the skills and knowledge you need to have an awesome birth, using this tried and tested method of birth preparation.

Private Antenatal Classes

Create a bespoke antenatal programme to help you prepare for birth in the comfort of your own home with tailor-made content.

Birth Trauma Recovery

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Find relief from anxiety and pain from a difficult or traumatic birth without having to relive it. Instant change in just 3 sessions. Online & face-to-face.

"I believe that every woman can and should have an awesome birth and when they do, the rest of their lives as a mother and woman, will become enriched by them tapping into their innate power and the awesome power of the universe, in a way that will last a lifetime."

Eleanor Hayes

"I believe that every woman can and should have an awesome birth and when they do, the rest of their lives as a mother and woman, will become enriched by them tapping into their innate power and the awesome power of the universe, in a way that will last a lifetime."

Eleanor Hayes

I am on a mission to provide you with essential support and antenatal education to help you have an awesome journey through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

When you have KNOWLEDGE you also have POWER, and this gives you CONFIDENCE at every step of the way.

This journey from pregnancy through to parenthood is a rollercoaster of emotions and decisions.

I aim to make it easy for you to find the antenatal information you want, gather all the facts and so you can make the best choices for you and your baby, and provide unlimited and unconditional support along the way.

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The workshop exceeded our expectations and we found it very helpful and informative.

It was easy to follow because Eleanor explained all the jargon and the workshop agenda was in a logical format, presented clearly. Eleanor has great in-depth knowledge on the subject and talks from experience.

We thought the workshop was very thorough and it really helped my husband to understand how to support me best during the birth, not just by explaining everything but also giving practical tools that help (among others) with pain management, labour and bonding with the baby.

Thanks to the workshop we both feel well-informed, calm, able and are looking forward to the birth of our first baby.

I also attended other antenatal classes so I can say that I found the Birthzang workshop far more useful, thorough and informative.

I definitely recommend to all mums-to-be and their birthing partners – even if they have already experienced giving birth, they will learn a lot, or if the first experience wasn’t as they hoped it to be, the Birthzang workshop will give them the knowledge, help and tools they need.


My own experience with birth, and working with lots of mums and dads over the years, has inspired me to write a book about pain relief options in labour.

I mean, I think everyone should aim for a natural birth – our bodies are designed for it. However, in the UK, over 50% of mums have some form of pain relief or intervention in labour or birth. 

Helping Birth: your guide to pain relief choices and interventions in labour and childbirth with real stories’ is an indispensable guide for parents looking for reliable information about birth pain relief options and common interventions in labour.

I have found that many women have medical treatment in birth and it resulted in a lot of stress and trauma because they simply DIDN’T UNDERSTAND what the actual treatment was and its implications. 

This book is a comprehensive guide to understand the what, how and why of these medical options, so you can feel in control of your body and in control of your birth.

It will enable you to make empowered and informed decisions in late pregnancy, and before, during and after childbirth, and ultimately help you to have your awesome birth.

It has been carefully researched to include the most up-to-date pain relief options, like gas & air, pethidine and epidural, and details all interventions carried out, such as induction of labour, assisted delivery (forceps or ventouse) and caesarean birth.

There are also 35 real birth stories from mums in the Birthzang network to help you get a real idea about what it is like to have a medical birth.

I wrote this book as I know so many mums go into birth unprepared for pain relief and interventions and this books covers EVERYTHING.

Helping Birth is available on Amazon

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There is a lot of information covered in what seems a short amount of time but Eleanor has constructed her course beautifully so all the information can be digested easily.

My partner and I booked Eleanor for our second child, I was amazed at how much new information Eleanor taught that we hadn’t been told with our first.

I would highly recommend Birthzang to any couple wanting to gain valuable information leading up to the birth of their baby.

Thank you Eleanor!

Ian & Sarah

Eleanor Hayes

eleanor hayes birthzangAntenatal teacher, parent mentor & all-round good egg

I founded Birthzang after having an incredible birth experience that enlightened me that with the right tools and skills at her fingertips, any woman can have a positive birth experience.

I discovered my passion for providing parents with practical and non-fluffy information about how to cope with pregnancy, labour, birth, and parenthood.

Some of my blogs that might be of interest…

5 Ways to Cope with Morning Sickness (and afternoon and night)

Don’t say THIS to a pregnant woman (but say THIS instead)

How learning about drugs can help you have a natural birth

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Newborn Babies

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