A chance to focus on and prepare for one of the most important events of your life.
Our workshop is a ‘practice birth’ that begins with the time at the end of your pregnancy and ends after your baby is born. Learn to use simple and effective ‘Birth tools’ to feel prepared and well equipped to create a calm, gentle birth.
Prepared with knowledge and a deeper understanding of the birth process, women and their birth partners can approach childbirth with confidence and clarity. Most importantly, our workshop is a celebration of birth and helps couples feel empowered and connected.
‘I give women a positive attitude towards childbirth. Culturally we see birth as something to fear and dread but we should be celebrating birth and teaching women how to look forward to the event positively. This preparation helps women remain calm and in control of what is happening and to be clear about what intervention they want, when and if it is needed.’ Helen.
During the workshop we will explore:
- How we can influence and change our birth experience.
- How to create a positive physical and emotional environment.
- The signs and stages of labour.
- Simple, effective pain management.
- Staying calm and relaxed during labour.
- The amazing female pelvis and the power of the uterus.
- Hormones, their role in labour and how to make them work more effectively.
- Navigating the unexpected in a positive way.
- The role of the supportive birthing partner.
- Both your feelings about your birth.
- Celebration of birth!
We finish with a deep relaxation practice. This is a welcome chance to be still and relax together but also helps the mind and body to absorb the birth workshop experience more completely.
‘I encourage women to be open to whatever happens during the birth, to keep the health and safety of themselves and the baby as their priority and to use their intuition, knowledge and yoga to enable them to have a positive birth experience.’ Helen
$295 for private workshop at studio, includes workbook and ongoing support.
These unique workshops last about 3 hours depending on the needs of the individual couple.
For more information and to book call Helen 0431 732 143
‘I was a regular at Helen’s prenatal yoga classes and was learning so much through those. As a first time mum they helped me to form a healthy perspective on my pregnancy and birth which I really wanted my husband to share. A private birth workshop with Helen seemed like the perfect way to expose him to some of the thinking I had been introduced to, and to further my own knowledge too.
It turned out to be the single most valuable preparation my husband and I undertook on our pregnancy journey. Helen is incredibly knowledgeable and her teaching style made the experience both informative and enjoyable. For us the workshop was an opportunity to get on the same page, understand/solidify what was important to us and be empowered to advocate for ourselves.
I am so grateful to Helen for helping my husband establish his role too, something I could never have done on my own. Overall I came away from the session with such gratitude for the feelings of peace, relief and confidence it has given us as we approach our due date. A truly invaluable experience, thank you Helen.’ – Sophia & James Gray
‘My husband and I recently took a private birth workshop with Helen. I cannot speak highly enough of this workshop, my husband feels the same way. I was aiming for a successful VBAC with my second pregnancy and wanted to ensure that both my husband and I were as mentally prepared as possible.
We had a little baby girl on the 29 March 2019 via successful VBAC and I can honestly say that Helens birth workshop contributed to this. The workshop gave my husband so much confidence in being my voice during my labour, and he was able to speak for me during periods where I couldn’t speak for myself. I cannot recommend this workshop enough.’– Sally
‘My husband and I attended Helen’s birth work shop so I could have a more peaceful and empowering birth my second time round. From the get go Helen went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and at ease. We discussed and practiced a range of techniques that helped me and my husband achieve the natural birth I wanted.
The class took place over 4 hours and it was just the right amount of time to talk about our worries and fears and to get the info we needed to get the birth I wanted. I can’t recommend Helen and her birth work shop highly enough. Without her I wouldn’t know what I have learned and I wouldn’t have had the birth I had. Her mantra ‘healthy mama healthy baby’ helped us both stay focused on a natural birth despite the likely hood of intervention needed after a long labour’ – Jill and Neil