Antenatal Knowledge & Skills Workshop £199Everything you need to know about labour & birth, and how to get into the perfect headspace for the birth your desire
What the antenatal knowledge & skills workshop covers…We begin with the LABOUR ABCs to lay a comprehensive knowledge base upon which we then build practical tools to cope.
A stands for ANATOMY ACADEMYWhere we look at birth physiology and anatomy in detail. We examine how the baby moves in the pelvis, how the uterus works and how the hormones play an integral role in tying it all together through the different stages of labour.
B stands for BENEFIT THE BODYHere we explore all the ways in which we can help the body work as efficiently as possible during labour and birth. We also consider the things that can be detrimental to this process.
C stands for COPE WITH CONTRACTIONSWhere we learn – and practice – many different methods of coping with the sensations of labour. We cover breathing, visualisation, movement, massage, to name a few, and also spend time practising a variety of positions for labour and birth.
And also…Before we finish, we need to consider an important afterthought: PS DON’T FORGET!!!
P stands for REAL POSITIVITYWhere we consider how to make the language, thoughts and beliefs we have about birth work for us rather than against us. We learn some great tools to begin to transform our mindset into a positive one.
S stands for SUPPORTWhere we explore the role of the birth partner in the context of everything else we have learned and create a map of what “being a supportive partner” actually looks like.
We absolutely loved the workshop! It was practical, easy to follow, really informative and focused on tips, tools and techniques to help us prepare for labour.
Who it is for…
This programme is for parents who are feeling a bit anxious around birth, maybe because you have had a previously difficult, long or traumatic labour, or just that you just feel out of your depth. You want to have knowledge and tools that other antenatal classes haven’t given you.
You also want to have clear guidance on a practical and intuitive method to cope with labour and birth, and approach your decisions and choices with confidence. You’re information junkies who want to know everything about birth, and want practical answers to your questions and unconditional emotional support.
You want to have an amazing birth experience but can’t quite bring yourself to believe it could happen. But you are prepared to do more work to prepare, to ensure you get the birth you want.
You’ve given us lots of tools and what to expect from each stage and the NCT didn’t give us that.
We learned so much from the workshop and feel very confident now.
We completely changed our attitude from thinking it is someone else’s job, to knowing this is our responsibility and it is completely up to us how to go about it. Our views have changed 100%.Olga & Simon
What you get…
- Learn much more than you expect
- That you are taking responsibility for your birth
- A 100% change in your views about birth
- Belief in your body’s ability to give birth
- That you and your birth partner are on the same page
- That all your questions have been answered
- Full of positive energy
- You are empowered to make the right choices and decisions for your birth
- You will feel:
- Relaxed & reassured
- Mentally & physically prepared
- Excited & brave
- Enlightened & Empowered
- Inspired & intuitive
- Calm & confident
- Focused on what your perfect birth looks like
- Antenatal Knowledge & Skills Group Workshop (6 hours)
- Open your eyes to what happens in labour
- Learn what the body does in birth
- Discover how to help the body
- Practice skills to cope with labour
- Become the perfect birth partner
- Interactive and practical
- Course Workbook with important notes and home practice guidance
- 30-minute private online coaching/mentoring session before your due date
Want to come to a free taster class?
I run twice-monthly free antenatal classes for couples to come and find out about their choices for labour and birth, learn about the Labour ABCs and PS Don’t forget formulas, and start to take those baby steps towards planning for an amazing birth.
We also begin to dig into the Labour ABCs and through a fascinating demo learn some really useful and practical tips that will immediately change the way you think about birth.
All attendees receive a £50 discount voucher to redeem against a workshop making it a complete no-brainer to come along!
When and where are the classes?
Classes run evenings and weekends in a variety of locations.
The free antenatal classes are an hour and run twice a month in Frome, Bath, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Shepton Mallet, Westbury, Warminster and other surrounding towns and villages.
The antenatal knowledge & skills workshops run monthly on weekends in Frome, Bath & Bradford-on-Avon.
This is definitely a course for a couple to attend as it demystifies birth, particularly for partners. It covers every aspect of birthing and all the variables and circumstances.
It also takes away any fear I came away feeling like I can really do this!Cathy
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
Your classes were so helpful – we really knew very little about the process of labour, and nothing at all about how to handle it.
We went into the labour feeling really confident and relaxed. I found the range of positions you took us through really useful, and used several of them.
Our midwife commented on how happy and relaxed we were and even said that we were making her feel relaxed!Jess & James
Before the workshop, we felt lost!
The workshop was awesome! We learned a lot. Very useful information was given.
We really liked discovering how the body works during labour and the importance of gravity. We also found the information about upright positions, the breathing practice, and the positive mindset really helpful.
We now feel really prepared for labour and birth.Kat & Vlad
Halima - I initially felt apprehensive about my labour and birth before the workshop.
However, Eleanor created a warm atmosphere for the class and provided plenty of information.
I particularly liked the sections on showing how the baby is born, the structure of the pelvis and what happens with your hormones in labour.
My partner and I now feel confident about my labour and birth!Halima
We really enjoyed Eleanor’s workshop. Her teaching style is very friendly and informal and the whole class was very relaxed.
I class myself as a huge wimp and kept fixating on all the drugs that I would need to take during labour.
I now understand a lot more about all the things I can do myself to try to make it through without drugging myself into a stupor so I miss all the best bits!
I also feel much more informed about interventions and the fact that I have the right to say no. I feel much braver and confident.Natalie & Gilly
I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Birthzang class and found it enlightening, informative and empowering. As a husband, I thought long and hard on whether we should attend such classes. I was not very knowledgable about birth (apart from what I saw on TV).
I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to go through the trauma, worry and stress of childbirth over and over again! Having been on the class, so many of my questions have been answered and I feel so much more capable and part of the process now.
Thank you, Eleanor, for a great day. Highly recommended (particularly for Dads).Barry
We have come away feeling really excited about our forthcoming labour and birth after this fantastic workshop!Bex & Ben
I liked that the workshop got the relevant messages across without being too serious. We really got a lot from learning about the different stages of labour, watching videos of births and also techniques for labour, e.g. positions and massage.
Eleanor made the subject feel really accessible and easy to understand. I came away from the workshop feeling calmer and more in control.
It also helped my hubby feel more involved in the labour and birth process and gave him techniques he can use throughout.
We now feel more empowered to ask the right questions and make the decisions we need to help us have an awesome birth!Mr & Mrs A
Come to a FREE Antenatal Class to find out more...
The first step in preparing for birth is knowing where the hell to start. This free antenatal class will provide you with valuable knowledge about birth and provide you with a plan to help you figure out the next steps to take to help you and your partner prepare for an awesome birth.
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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.