Why would you want to do these antenatal sessions with me when you’ve signed up to the NCT or other birth classes. I’m a birth doula. I’ve been in birthing scenarios with many couple and I think that with experience, certainly comes a different point of view, that I can enhance your knowledge and therefore the positive birth experience you want to have.
I’ve created some short instructional videos, workshops where you can join in and practise the movements or breathing with me and presentations where i present the information and talk them through with you.
With any of these workshops or presentations, you will have access to the presentation and the video for your personal use.
Antenatal & Birth Masterclasses
Walk Through Labour Workshop Via Zoom
Download Masterclass Videos
.Sometimes, there’s information you need, but it’s a short explaination with just the facts and knowledge that will enhance your decision making and help you feel confident that you know what you’re doing. I’ve put together some videos which I can give you access to view anytime you need to. Watch them tirelessly, or once.
The information I give is educational and in most cases, practical. If you have a question, dont hesitate to text and ask me. I’ll answer to the best of my ability.
Everything I do is non-medical and holistic within the boundaries of my qualification as a Birth Doula (2005) and Reflexologist (2002)
The videos include topics:
* T.E.N.S Machines. Getting pain relief right in early labour.
* Reflexology foot massage for easing anxiety, worry and boosting well-being.
* How to get a comfortable night’s sleep in pregnancy.
* Overdue/postdates Reflexology to encourage a natural onset of labour.
* Optimal fetal positioning. How you can encourage baby into the best birth position.
* 4 breathing techniques for labour. Join me in learning these effective breathing techniques.
* Labour positions. What they are and what they do for your during labour. i.e. relieving back labour, helping baby descend etc.
To book a video email Louise@mindbodyandbump.co.uk with the video you’d like.
£10 per individual video or £30 for 4.
Antenatal Master Classes via Zoom
Have you had your antenatal classes cancelled? Are you having another baby and dont want to go through all the stuff you already know? Want to learn the best practical ways of getting a successful labour? This is the masterclasses i created for you. They’re written from my experience of supporting couples throughout their induction, homebirth, waterbirth, hospital births and c-section birth. Practical guides, tips and methods that can be applied in pregnancy and in your labour.
The masterclasses are presented via Zoom, either as a group or 1:1 direct to your living room. Any birth partners can join you. You will recieve the presentation notes afterwards and access to the video so you can watch it back as often or as little as you need. I advise you to practise the positions, breathing and birth preparation as often as you can so it becomes natural and easy to remember in labour.
Each is a 1 hour presentation with me from my living room live and direct to your living room.
£40 per individual workshop. Book 2 save £10. Book 4 Save £15.
Pregnancy massage at home. Massage techniques your partner can do for you. I demonstrate and walk them through the massage techniques.
Pelvic Girdle Pain. Holistic care to keep calm and carry on (From me, who had it – baaad).
Water birth. Using water in labour in hospital and at home. When to use water in labour and is it safe?
Medical Induction. Information to make it less scary if you do decid to have an induction, or its the only course for you, plus natural alternatives to encourage labour from 37 weeks gestation.
Natural Ways to Encourage Labour Alternative therapies, myths and legends! How, why and what might help push you into a spontaneous labour.
Writing your Birth Preference Plan Individual to you, home, hospital, water, no pain relief, ALL the pain relief, Cesarean etc. I’ll give you options you might want to look into and we’ll make it easy for birth partners and midwives to read quickly.
Homebirth. How to set up your birthing space, what to expect, things you might not know, what to get ready and all things you want to know about birthing at home. With or without your children present.
Post birth: Also available
Ask me a question… What do you want to know? Devise your questions and we have an hour to answer them. No medical advice will be given.
The golden hour after birth and other tips for feeding and changing a newborn wiggly thing!
Introducing massage to your newborn.
Bathing Baby: I talk you through holding and calming baby during a bath.
4 Holds for calming your baby.
1:1 Winding workshop and more!
Walk Through Labour with your Birth Doula via Zoom
Quick Back holistic Massage
Focus on those achy areas and relax muscles, release tension and switch off. Mix of warm bamboo and hand massage
30 minutes on the back and shoulders only £30
Relaxed Back Massage for New Mum – with or without bamboo
Focus on the achy areas with a tranquil head massage to rest tired eyes and regain energy.
Back, neck and shoulders and head massage. Mix of warm bamboo and hand massage
Nurturing Massage for New Mum
Back, neck, shoulders, legs and arms. Feel nurtured and relaxed with this specialised massage treatment. this massage will provide all the support and calm that mum-to-be deserves during this special time. Mix of warm bamboo and hand massage
Reflexology can be given any time after your birth. You can bring your baby with you and if they dont sleep and want a cuddle or feed, you can do this whilst still having reflexology on your feet! Supporting the body to heal itself, after treatment you should expect to feel rested and calm. Other benefits would depend on what you asked me to concentrate on helping your body to do.
Mind Body and Bump Treatment Room
Expectant mothers are not recommended to lay on your back (and it may be uncomfortable to do so anyway!) I have a fully electronic couch that cradles your body in a semi reclined sitting position. It has several inches of padding for comfort and I don’t use any couch paper, so you’ll be sitting on warmed, soft towels for your treatment. I choose music similar to that you’d find in a spa; non intrusive, but perfect to get lost in.
Ask a question or book an appointment below
Text or Ring: 07711 938856
Appointment availability with Louise are:
Monday to Friday between 10am-8pm