Get Ready for Birth Online Antenatal Course
Are you eager to start feeling 100% confident and completely ready for birth?
This course will give you you the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS to help you get into the best MINDSET for labour & birth, no matter what happens.
Start feeling calm and relaxed about birth because you understand how your body works and all the ways you can help it.
Master a wide range of techniques and methods to help you cope with labour like an absolute goddess.
Boost your mindset to feel really positive about birth (and also in control, excited, calm, at ease, prepared, knowledgable and empowered.
This course is Birthzang’s flagship online antenatal course. To get a taster of what Birthzang is all about, you might want to check out our free starter course, START GETTING READY FOR BIRTH.
Is doing an antenatal class that important?
Yes – yes it is!
Birth is an incredible and natural process. But we don’t witness it in the modern world and sadly media and TV grossly misrepresent what actually should happen.
When you understand how your body works in labour, and all the ways you can enhance the process, it can totally change the way you think about birth and restore your faith in your body’s ability to rock it.
And when you have a wide set of tools to help you cope with contractions, coupled with a birth partner who knows exactly how to support you, you result in feeling 100% confident and completely ready for birth.
Sign up and start getting ready right now
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
You already know that every pregnancy, baby, labour and birth are unique.
You may have already done some research or other antenatal courses but they haven’t quite given you what 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 had a baby, and learned a few skills, but you still don’t feel confident or remotely ready for birth.
It could just feel that there is no common thread or clear pathway to everything there is to know!
BUT THAT’S OK – I CAN GIVE YOU ALL OF THIS!
Easy-to-follow videos, slides and audio files
Clear content in a variety of formats to give you the best evidence-based explanation.
- audio (downloadable MP3)
- documents (downloadable pdfs)
- course manual
Module 1: Introduction
Introduction – Welcome to the course (and what we will be covering)02:46
The LABOUR ABCDEs03:00
So let me ask you…01:00
Course Manual & Workbook10:00
Helping Birth: your guide to pain relief choices and interventions in labour and childbirth00:00
Before we start, come and join the group!01:00
Module 2 – Anatomy & Physiology
The Stages of Labour07:56
Pelvis ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY17:32
How to BENEFIT the Pelvis21:31
Uterus ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY22:22
How to BENEFIT the Uterus10:01
Hormones ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY16:45
How to BENEFIT the Hormones05:01
The Hormonal Process of Breastfeeding05:31
Birth inspiration #1 – video03:45
Module 3: Benefit the Body
Key principles to BENEFIT the body09:37
The Good Birth Environment09:49
Birth inspiration #2 – video04:00
Module 4: Cope with Contractions
What to expect in labour29:19
The Labour TRIANGLE OF FOCUS01:59
MOVEMENT – LIVE REPLAY11:34
Birth inspiration #3 – video03:00
POSITIONS FOR LABOUR – LIVE REPLAY25:33
Birth inspiration #4 – video19:33
An Introduction to BREATHING10:49
The breath and how it affects the body10:42
Breathing Exercise 1 – Exhale to relax the body00:00
Breathing Exercise 2 – Observe and count breath00:00
Breathing Exercise 3 – 3-4-5 breath00:00
Breathing Exercise 4 – 4-8 breath00:00
CONNECTING BREATHING & VISUALISATION: Breathing Exercise 5 – Golden thread breath00:00
Breathing Exercise 6 – Ah breath00:00
Breathing Exercise 7 – Vowel breath00:00
Breathing Exercise 8 – Exhale to release (to begin every contraction)00:00
Breathing Exercise 9 – Contraction breath00:00
Breathing Exercise 10 – Connecting the breath and body05:06
Exercise 11 – Breathing and Moving in labour08:52
Bringing it all together04:25
Module 5 – Don’t Forget the Birth Partner
Massage techniques for birth partners – LIVE REPLAY08:09
How to be an amazing birth partner – part 1 exercise05:53
How to be an amazing birth partner – part 2 checklist12:37
What to pack in your Hospital Labour Bag00:00
Snacks to Pack in your Hospital Labour Bag (for the mother)00:00
Hospital Packing Checklist (printable)00:00
Module 6: Enhance Your Emotions
Language & Concepts07:10
Fear Transformation Exercise34:37
Fear Transformation Worksheet00:00
Staying In Control05:03
Module 7: next steps and further resources
So, how are you feeling now?00:00
Great websites to check out…00:00
Birth Preferences Masterclass29:40
Introduction to guided relaxation tracks00:00
Lavender Relaxation (with music)00:00
Instant Relaxation (with music)00:00
Breathe & release guided relaxation (with music)00:00
What are you waiting for?
Get started right away and knnow that you will start feeling more confident from the very first module!
Very informative and thorough without overwhelming you with info
Excellent classes. Very informative and thorough without overwhelming you with info, and really great follow up materials and supplementary course content such as breathing exercises. Really helped to re-enforce info we had read in other places, but also introduced us to new things. The most important part is she takes the approach of giving various points of view and techniques and arming you with info and also how to ask questions to get more info and then saying that the key thing is to do what's right for you. Some really eye-opening and informative video examples too. A bargain at the price.
We learned SO much for such a low price
My husband and I took this antenatal classes because we both felt unprepared and poorly informed about labour. With Covid-19 seeming to affect everything, it was amazing to be able to ‘attend’ classes.
The price is an absolute steal! We learned SO much for such a low price. For us, we wanted to understand labour and its different stages.
I feared labour and wanted to learn more. In the early hours of Tuesday, I went into labour naturally. My husband and I used all the strategies we had learned and I managed to stay at home for a long time. I, along with the midwives, were absolutely amazed to learn that I had stayed at home so long ... I was 6cm’s dilated!
Apparently, I went against the textbook when I came to first-time mums! With our gas and air, I channelled myself and focused on everything that I had learned in the classes. Granted it was hard. Yes, it was painful but WOW I was so in control! I half expected to be a screaming banshee but I was focused and conserved my energy for labouring.
My husband and I will be forever grateful for the lessons which we learned and I have already recommended the course to others.
Super informative, rich in contents and full of Q&A
My partner and I enjoyed Eleanor’s June antenatal classes very much. They were super informative, rich in contents and full of Q&A. Eleanor knows A LOT about birth and sharing her experiences made us feel more confident about labour. Can’t wait to experience and practice all we’ve learned with our baby girl next month! 💕
Our life-changing experience!
We have just completed the online antenatal course and not only have we learnt so much but we have a completely new outlook on the next chapter of our lives.
Although I admit I am still nervous the course has been so helpful, empowering and knowledgeable that it has boosted my confidence. In such a way that I know I can do this and I am looking forward to meeting our little man.
I can not thank you enough Eleanor for your knowledge, your positive mindset and guidance.
I honestly didn’t know where to start at the beginning but it all feels so natural and I couldn’t ask for more.
I know money may be tight for people at the moment but this was definitely the best money spent so far!
To sum up, our take away from this experience: Honest, humble, friendly but straight-forward knowledge which is easy to digest. Helping us along the most important next chapter in our lives!
The course has really prepared us for what's ahead
We absolutely loved the Birthzang antenatal classes! As first time parents, the course really gave us insight into what to expect from Labour and birth.
My husband was also really able to get involved, which he enjoyed as birth partners tend to be forgotten about, as the mother is the main focus.
Although we both were quite nervous about the prospect of labour, we've come away after the course feeling more calm and confident about the whole process. The course has really prepared us for what's ahead. Thank you Eleanor!
A brilliant online course
Great to delve into the science of birth with someone who really knows her stuff! My husband and I learnt so much that will support us to make informed and empowered decisions during pregnancy and labour and for that I feel so grateful. To know I can now be excited and not afraid of the birth experience is amazing! Thank you!
We feel we have now gained the confidence to go into our birth knowing that we can be excited and prepared rather than nervous!!
My husband and I took Eleanor's online antenatal cours and it was fab! We enjoyed every single part and learned everything we needed about labour, birth and how my husband could feel more involved.
We loved the session on how labour progresses and how the baby moves into position ready for birth, this was something that we didn't realise happened so naturally.
Eleanor is so knowledgeable and explained everything in an easy to understand way with diagrams and visuals too. We feel we have now gained the confidence to go into our birth knowing that we can be excited and prepared rather than nervous!!
Thank you Eleanor for sharing your expertise and preparing us for the birth of our son. We highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain more knowledge and gain a better understanding of all the elements that go into a positive birth experience.
This course has been fantastic!
Very engaging and informative, answering questions we didn't even know we had.
My husband especially found these 4 sessions really helpful in making him feel more involved in the pregnancy and giving him the confidence to be a great birth partner.
As a first time parent, I feel much more prepared for the journey ahead. Eleanor is fab and so reassuring, she has helped me find the confidence to move forward with very few reservations.
If you're looking to take part in a birthing course then you can't go wrong with this one!