Birth Preparation (complete Antenatal Education)

Our Preparing For Birth antenatal education course is a complete birth preparation course - which we have been running for over ten years and all our content is Yoga Alliance Professionals and FEDANT approved (the UK's awarding body for antenatal education in the UK).

Ideal for pregnant women and their birth partners looking for an all encompassing birth education programme - it has fully researched and created in conjunction with expert, experienced midwives.

Uniquely, this course combines the best in yoga and meditative practices perfect for helping during birth - including specific breathing techniques, positions and movements, and mindfulness and relaxation techniques - along with detailed scientific information about the actual processes of birth and local in midwifery protocols and guidelines.

Essentially, we cover EVERYTHING you need to know to prepare for birth, including:

  • How do I know labour has started?
  • The stages of labour
  • What is a contraction? Why is my body doing this? Techniques to cope
  • The role of hormones
  • Importance of the positive feedback loop
  • Using the breath, yoga positions and mindfulness 
  • Clear explanations of possible medical interventions, and why these sometimes have a much needed place
  • How to make decisions and give meaningful informed consent in the moment - and the importance of this
  • Pain relief options, natural and medical 
  • Essential birth partner tips - what to do, when
  • The early days with your newborn, what to expect

This course is designed to help both you and your birth partner understand what your body is doing when birthing, and how you can help the process along. It is fundamental to have a clear understanding of this so you can work with your body and be able to navigate any challenges that may come up along the way. It's also important for your birth partner to understand all of this to enable them to fully support, encourage and hold a safe, protective space for a birthing mother.


What makes LushTums classes special?

Our lovely, expert LushTums classes provide nurturing, active, safe and supportive classes, offering a space for women during a time of great change - whether that's through pregnancy, in preparing for birth or during life as a mother. We teach fantastic tried and tested yoga practices that are useful and easy 'life tools' that you can use 'off the mat' - these really help improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Giving you an opportunity to relax and calm the mind, enables you to 'fill up' and feel nourished and supported. This means everyone leaves class feeling reconnected to themselves, grounded and ready to cope with life's challenges and stresses with much more resilience, calm and perspective.

Why?

Because we really need this! As women, as pregnant ladies, as mothers, we need time out for ourselves. We need head space. We need to process the fact we are 'pregnant' or where ever we are at with 'life's challenges and stresses' and all that brings. We need to relax. We need to do this for our mental health and emotion balance. We need to connect with others. We need to feel part of a community. We all need more support, even if our lives are full and loving, an extra layer of support goes a long way - and latest research and  evidence clearly shows us that this is not only important for us, as women, but by extension, this helps us better support our families, greatly benefitting our babies and children and that this positively influences our child rearing practices, leading directly to social improvements, happier future generations and a more peaceful society at large. The power to change the world and make it a better place rests in our hands, as parents to be and parents, so lets get together and make that positive change happen over the next generation.


Coming soon

  • Our own upgraded version of Hypno-Birthing called Mindful Birth
  • Preparing For Baby
  • Baby Massage