Birth Preparation Consultations

birth preparation consultations

Birth preparation consultations focus on information, practical skills, strategies and confidence. And they are tailored to you.

Digital Antenatal Course with 1:1 Consultations

A thorough course based on experience, up-to-date information and proven practical skills to better prepare you for the reality of labour, birth and your new baby.
This course is not about birth or babies being easy, it is about having good knowledge, being at the centre of your care, managing any challenges and knowing what you can do.

  • £250 with six 1-hour 1:1 video consultations or four 90-minute in-person consultations, which can be arranged at a time to best suit you.
  • Includes: Access to the online antenatal course and the online relax & breathe course with downloadable worksheets and resources. Plus follow-up emails.
  • Ideal for all expectant parents.
  • You can just book here and message me below to arrange your sessions.

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Birth Preparation Consultations: for 2nd-time parents

These 1:1 sessions will be tailored to you. With a combination of birth debrief, talking through any concerns or worries about birth or having a new baby and discussing specific options & strategies, you will be better prepared with refreshed birth or baby knowledge.

  • £150 with three 60-90minute consultations, which can be arranged at a time to best suit you.
  • Includes: access to birth preparation resources with downloadable worksheets. Plus follow-up emails.
  • Ideal for second-time parents.
  • You can just book here and message me below to arrange your sessions.

New Baby Preparation

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Based on experience, up-to-date information and proven practical skills, these sessions aim to better prepare you for the reality of life your new baby.

Your consultations will focus on:

  • early days and weeks with your baby
  • your recovery
  • look after yourself
  • newborn baby behaviour
  • being a new parent
  • feeding – breast, bottle & combination
  • safe sleep
  • practical babycare
  • common challenges

In addition to two sessions, you will have access to online course resources with downloadable worksheets. You will also receive follow-up emails.

This is ideal for all expectant parents.

£100 for two 90-minute consultations, which can be arranged at a time to best suit you. You can just book here and message me below to arrange your sessions.


Birth Preparation Consultations: for specific issues

Relax & Breathe | Brilliantly simple and effective breathing and relaxation skills to use during pregnancy and birth and with your baby.

Birth Debrief | To talk through and make sense of your previous birth as you prepare for labour and birth again.

Easing Fears & Worries | For all expectant parents to talk through any concerns about labour and birth.

Induction Preparation | For anyone who is being induced so you know more about what to expect, your options and how to manage your induction

Caesarean Preparation | Getting you prepared for your planned caesarean with information, options and recovery.

Beyond Birth | To focus on specific issues around your recovery or life with your new baby

  • £60 for a 90-minute 1:1 video consultations or an in-person consultation, which can be arranged at a time to best suit you.
  • Includes: access to the relevant birth & baby preparation resources with downloadable worksheets. Plus follow-up emails.
  • Ideal for all expectant parents.
  • You can just book here and message me below to arrange your sessions.

You will benefit from:
*a calm, knowledgeable approach
*working with an experienced practitioner
*practical resources and downloads
*ongoing information, support and reassurance
*proven practical skills
*joining the online community group

A few words about why I offer birth preparation consultations…

After running group antenatal classes for many years, I started to be asked for individual sessions by expectant parents who either struggled to commit to a course, didn’t fancy the group element or had a specific focus.

I now specialise in running consultations – parents can open up much more, they have the time to properly focus and ask questions, sessions are less structured, more effective and can be booked at a more convenient time.

Individual sessions are a different way of doing birth preparation, an effective alternative to the NCT class style of birth preparation, which isn’t for everyone. Labour and birth is very personal and I love being able to provide personalised sessions that are tailored to each expectant parent.

Please feel free to message me here with any queries.


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Working with parents since 2002

Based in the North East, I regularly work with parents from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and across Tyneside.

With digital courses and online video sessions I can now work with parents everywhere.

 

For more information about pregnancy, birth and life with a baby, you can:
■ sign up for my newsletter
■ book a consultation with me
■ join a Mother Cuppa Group
■ complete a digital course

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