Breathing Techniques for Labour and Birth Online Antenatal course
Are you ready to learn valuable skills that will keep you calm and confident in labour??
This course will give you the ability to approach your labour with confidence and prepare for the birth you want.
Start feeling calm and relaxed right about birth because you have mastered a variety of techniques
Refresh your skills from a previous birth, and learn some new ones too!
Boost your confidence in your body and your ability to have a positive birth experience
Is breathing really that important?
Yes – yes it is!
Breathing is an incredible function of the body as it is both autonomic (ie you do it automatically) but also you have some degree over control over it.
When you understand how your breath can influence your physiology you can use it to help you brilliantly cope with labour one contraction at a time.
It is a small but incredibly valuable skill that helps you to prepare for a calm and relaxed birth – and also can also help reduce the sensation of pain.
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This self-guided, pre-recorded course means you do the course in your own time at your own pace and repeat it as many times as you like
Learn better ways to breathe for labour even if you’ve had a baby before
You already know that every pregnancy, baby, labour and birth are unique.
You may have already done some antenatal courses but they didn’t quite give you want you needed.
You have learned all about pregnancy and life with a baby but you still don’t feel prepared for labour and birth.
You may already have previous experience of labour breathing or any kind of breathing techniques.
And being able to connect the knowledge of WHY it helps, with the HOW can give you a huge boost in the way you can cope with contractions.
You are being held back by feeling OVERWHELMED at where to start
You need something that:
you can easily understand but has high value
you can easily afford in these times of economic uncertainty
you can digest in small chunks and follow at your own pace
will give you practical and useful skills for labour
will squash your feelings of overwhelm.
Easy-to-follow videos and audio files
Download the audio files to listen and practice anywhere at any time
Module 1 – How breathing affects the body and mind
Introducing the breath10:48
The breath and how it affects the body10:42
Module 2 – Using the breath to relax
Exhale to relax the body04:27
Observe and count breath06:34
Module 3 – Breathing with focus
CONNECTING BREATHING & VISUALISATION – Golden thread breath06:35
CONNECTING BREATHING & VOCALIZATION – Ah breath07:10
VOCALIZATION – Vowel breath07:41
Module – 4 Breathing for labour
Exhale to release (to begin every contraction)09:12
Module 6 – breathing & movement
Connecting the breath and body05:07
Breathing and Moving in labour08:39
Module 7 – Guided relaxation
Introduction to guided relaxation03:19
Lavender Relaxation (with music)16:03
Instant Relaxation (with music)09:18
Breathe & release guided relaxation (with music)20:22
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Take learning into your own hands and start getting to grips with how to harness the breath for a calm and relaxed labour & birth
My journey into the birth world started with the births of my own babies. My first birth was awful, my second was awesome!
The difference between them was in the preparation that I did to ensure I know all about the way my body was going to work in labour, all the ways I could help it, and learning a variety of methods to cope with it.
I centre all my courses around the 5 pillars of antenatal learning: the LABOUR ABCDEs.
This ensures you have a foundation in the way the body works, and then every layer you build on top of that helps to cement valuable KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS that leave you with GENUINE POSITIVITY.
Don’t just take my word for it…
Science backs up the theory that breathing techniques in labour really help.
A study published in the Journal for Integrative Medicine in 2017 concluded that using breathing techniques in labour:
- reduced pain of contractions
- reduced the length of labour
“Based on this study, breathing exercises with deep inhalation and exhalation in pregnant women are effective in reducing the perception of labor pain and shortening the duration of the second stage of delivery.
Therefore, we recommend breathing exercises as an effective modality for labor pain management and shortening the duration of labor.”
Read the full study report here.
Brilliant! Very concise and enjoyed the easy way it was put together.
You can take your time and listen over a few nights.
Thanks very much for all your knowledge …I feel much more calm now and prepared for birthing.
I am going to use all this exercises when I’ll be in labour, only listening to the sound/voice is really relaxing. Vocalization does help me a lot to focus with my inner side.
SERENA DI MAURO
Still not sure?
Here are some answers to questions you may have.
How is the course delivered?
You receive access to an online training course platform where you can view the videos and listen to the audio as many times as you like.
How long does it take to complete the course?
The entire course is around 2.5 hours of content however you will probably want to do it in smaller, more manageable chunks and repeat the lessons so you can practice the different techniques.
Can I download the audio files?
Yes you can download all the audio files in MP3 format and so practice anytime on your phone or iPod as easily as you might listen to your favourite music.
I have never done breathing exercises before or yoga - will this matter?
Absolutely not. Every single step in the programme is explained clearly in advance and then you will be guided through practising each technique.
It is designed for complete beginners.
How will I remember it all?
The breathing techniques are built up in layers so that you practice as you go along.
The idea is that by practising each technique your body will naturally remember the methods so that when you are in labour do won’t really need to think hard about it, as your body will know what to do.
What if I find something difficult or I don't like it?
Then you can skip it! The only rules about any method for labour and birth are that it feels right and comfortable for you.
What if I have a question about the course or one of the lessons?
You can always email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will be happy to answer any questions.