Whether you are planning to give birth in hospital, a birth centre or have a homebirth, preparation and knowledge is key to feeling confident about your baby’s birth. These private and personalised birth preparation classes takes place in the comfort of your own home.

You will gain information and knowledge, which will enable you to make choices that feel right for you, leading to a positive birth experience whatever the circumstances.

Prepare to birth 1-day workshop

The Prepare to Birth Workshop will include:

  • Hopes & fears
  • Influences on birth
  • The physiology of birth
  • Back to basics
  • The birth process
  • Coping methods
  • Practical skills for labour
  • Interventions
  • Relaxation session
  • Personalising birth preference document
  • Telephone support in early labour

Prepare to birth 1/2 day or evening

A condensed version of the full day session but still packed full of information.

  • Physiology of birth
  • Back to basics
  • Birth process
  • Coping methods
  • Practical skills for labour
  • Birth preference document

Birth Option session  2 hours

A useful session in addition to any antenatal classes you may have already had.

These sessions are for anyone who has been classed as “high risk” such as VBAC’s and women over the age of forty.  They are also beneficial for anyone unsure about which hospital to choose or who may be contemplating a home birth. During this session we will discuss all your options, enabling you to decide what will work best for you. We will put together a birth preference document, which you can then talk through with your midwife or consultant. Ongoing support is available via phone and email.

Please email me for my price list and availability.


  “The one to one antenatal classes in the privacy of our home were very beneficial, we where able to ask lots of questions and the detailed written information Siobhan provided enabled us to quietly read and reflect on the myriad of choices and options available”.

Tanya & Darren, Croxley, Hertfordshire.

The Birth Doula Baby Bean