This small group antenatal class explores practical ways to assist the labouring woman at birth. The attention is on the partner's participation during the labour and how the birth itself is as much a team effort as the conception. It covers practical mind-body techniques not taught in other hospital classes (ie. breathing, massage and birth positions) and focuses on an undisturbed physiological birth, describing the benefits of an active birth for the mother & baby.
This workshop complements hospital antenatal classes and is also an excellent refresher for parents. There is evidence that childbirth education that incorporates complementary medicine techniques such as acupressure, visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques and facilitated partner support is an effective and viable way of managing pain and avoiding interventions