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Partner Birth Support

Partner Birth Support Workshop

Are you ready for your partner to be fully engaged in conversations around birth?

Have you spoken with each other to make sure that you’re both on the same page about birth choices and options?

Does your partner know that they have a very active role to play in birth?

Do you understand each other's belief systems around birth?

Are you confident that your partner will act as your cheerleader and protector?

Have you practised birthing breaths with your partner?

Have you both considered birthing positions?

Does your partner know how to help you relax and stay confident throughout your baby’s birth?

Would you like a dedicated safe space to talk through all of the above?

This is what the 2 hour Couples Partner Birth Support Workshop gives you. I provide a guided safe space for you and your partner to talk through all of the above and more.

I am a mum and I’ve helped hundreds of women prepare for their baby’s birth.

I know that you do not want to be worrying about your partner in the birth space. You need to feel certain that they are as ready as you are and that they understand what you need of them.

Partners worry too. Birth can be just as scary for them as you. Sometimes they don’t want you to know how scared they are or let you know that they feel a bit ‘lost’ because they don’t want you to worry about them. You need to know this. You need to talk about this before your baby meets you. You do not want to discover their fears in your birthing space - you don’t have time for it then.

Partner Birth Workshop

It may be that your previous birthing experiences were not positive and that this has left both of you or just your partner with some unresolved trauma. Often, partners fear another birth more than we do. They need safe spaces to talk about this but are fearful of asking. This is that safe and non-judgemental space.

    Each session is tailored to both of you and covers everything that you want it to. This may include:
  • discussions around belief systems and how each of you feel about birth
  • exploring fears
  • discovering your birth hopes and dreams
  • understanding what your partner can practically do to support you
  • practising birthing positions
  • practising breathes together that empower and relax you during your baby’s birth
  • considering affirmations and positive words you both feel comfortable with
  • questions your partner may want to ask of your midwife during birth
  • an acknowledgement of specific fear triggers and ways to deal with these
  • ways to involve your baby in your birth journey

This is not a generic template style workshop

It is bespoke to you, your partner, your baby and your individual birth situation. It is very different to anything you might have experienced through NCT or during hospital birthing classes. This is because the workshop is your workshop where you, as a couple, explore your feelings and talk openly without fear.

I’m not here to make any decisions for you or to offer any medical advice. I am here as a guide offering the safe space you both need for understanding and empathy as you prepare for your baby’s birth. I want you to have the best possible birth experience. Being on the same page as your partner is pivotal to this.

Your investment

The 2 hour workshop costs £150.00. This includes an initial conversation to talk through your reasons for booking the workshop and a follow up session over the telephone or via Zoom.

It takes place in the comfort of your own home or via Zoom. I do not expect this to be tidy or organised and I am more than happy if your other children are there.

Please follow this link to book a call with me and we can talk about your birthing hopes in more detail.

Book a call with Mandy here »»

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What our mums say...

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Fantastic!

I did want to say thank you. Your classes are fantastic - you explain everything so clearly and know which achy bits to work on. It has made me think that I should find a ‘normal’ (ie not postnatal) yoga class post-lockdown, but finding the time will be a big challenge! I also think that what you do for mums is great and I hope that you will be able to start your classes in person again soon. If I come across any mums to be or new mums I will certainly recommend you, although Arlo was a late (and very happy) addition to our family and most of the mums I know have kids at school now. That’s been another positive for me actually - being able to connect with people going through the baby/pregnancy stage as otherwise it would have been very easy to neglect that side of my life with the demands of having other young children. One of the unforeseen bonuses of Mandy's classes was that my baby always slept for three hours afterwards!

Beth

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Mandy understands that babies have their own minds...

Mandy was extremely friendly and made me feel at ease so quickly. Which was fantastic as I was nervous being the youngest mum in the room. It was good to introduce everybody and nice for Mandy to explain she understands babies have their own minds so if we wanted to we could feed or change nappies just simply watch.

And she really meant it. 

Having tea and cake at the end of each session made you stay and engage with the mums.  I loved how Mandy explained all the benefits of the different massages e.g. winds/sinuses  Oh and one final thing I loved the goody bag! Couldn’t rate the class highly enough.

Leanne

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Mandy is such a positive influence

I went to Mandy's pregnancy yoga class for a block of 8 lessons. I enjoyed it so much that I kept going for another two blocks. You may think you're going for yoga, but it's so much more. Mandy is such a positive influence on how you feel about your pregnancy, birth and parenting. I gained friends, lost any fear of giving birth and am looking forward to joining one of her baby classes with my newborn.

Aswalia

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Absolutely love her classes

I returned to Mandy's pregnancy yoga classes following my second pregnancy as I absolutely loved her classes first time round and made some solid friendships. 
Mandy creates such a welcoming and safe environment. She is passionate about ensuring mums and mums to be have a support network alongside the yoga which is so vital. Her classes provide opportunities for open discussion around pregnancy/childbirth/motherhood and no question is out of bounds!
Following the birth of my daughter, I went on to attend baby massage and baby yoga classes, both of which I can thoroughly recommend. Baby massage has given me some really helpful techniques to manage baby's trapped wind and has also helped me deepen the bond with my little ones. Baby yoga was surprisingly more relaxing than I expected! I have made some amazing friendships that have continued post classes. I would definitely recommend Mandy's classes. She is so honest and puts her heart and soul into her classes. 

Suzanne

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I feel empowered as a pregnant woman and as a future mum

I signed up to the class to get to meet local expectant mums with the side benefit of a nice stretch.  I did meet some lovely local mums and found it so helpful to have a space where you could talk about any issues and get advice or support. What really surprised me was how much I valued the yoga and stretching but mostly the breathing exercises. It gave me a toolkit of things to do during pregnancy and also in Labour and has made me feel excited for the birth! Mandy’s affirmations during the rest time have really spoken to me and made me feel empowered as a pregnant woman and as a future mum.

 The class was so beneficial to me, to have a space just for me to enjoy my pregnancy and learn about the things I can do in birth to help it be a positive event. Thank you!

Emma

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Mandy really encourages everyone

I first attended Mandy’s pregnancy yoga classes when I was pregnant with my first baby, the yoga helped hugely with my pregnancy aches and pains but most of all the support and encouragement from both Mandy and the rest of the group was amazing. Mandy really encourages everyone to engage with each other which wasn’t something that I had experienced in other groups I attended, it meant that I felt safe in asking that daft question or verbalising my fears! I then went on to attend baby massage and postnatal yoga with my first baby and again the support and ability to engage with other new moms was fantastic! I have recently had my second baby and attended pregnancy yoga, whilst I had less concerns and worries about pregnancy and birth the classes gave me a dedicated hour to have just for me...which was so important and you don’t get much time to yourself when you are running around after a toddler! I am now attending postnatal yoga and although this is having to be done via zoom Mandy has continued to provide a safe environment and an opportunity to engage with other Moms! Thank you Mandy you help me keep my sanity!

Ann-Marie

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Every class provides a relaxed and friendly environment

I first attended baby massage classes when my son was 3 months old, and then went on to do mum and baby yoga, and I’m on my 4th block of classes now (my son is now 9 months old!) Every class provides a relaxed and friendly environment, great yoga for post pregnancy, focussing on pelvic floor exercises and breathing, and a general feel good hour where you can forget about the outside world. The cake and tea are a bonus at the end of the classes and I have met some really lovely moms through attending. Mandy has a special gift at teaching and she never fails to create a relaxed environment for the babies, who all seem fixated by her presence. I am so glad I found her classes as Wednesdays are my favourite days of the week! Cannot recommend enough.

Gee

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SO glad I'd found Mandy and her classes

I had previously been to a few different yoga classes and found them a bit intense and not what I was looking for. I heard about Mandy's prenatal yoga classes through a friend and it sounded just what I was looking for. From the first session I was SO glad I'd found Mandy and her classes. They are way more than a yoga class - meditation, breathing exercises, relaxation and a chance to chat to other expectant mums and soak in Mandy's wisdom. The jammie dodgers are a welcome bonus to the class too! Since lockdown the classes were via zoom and this worked really well and I still had the same sense of connection and relaxation I got from the in person class. Between classes I also did Mandy's yoga sessions on her website which really helped me stay relaxed and helped my aches and pains. I also made sure I regularly listened to her audio relaxations which helped me stay calm and grounded in those final weeks. Above all of this, Mandy has been a wonderful support and checked in with me after the birth of my daughter and during our hospital stay - Mandy really does go above and beyond and puts out some brilliant online content. I can't thank her enough!

Georgina