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Antenatal Education

Antenatal education classes

Whether you are planning to give birth in hospital, a birth centre or at home, preparation and knowledge is key to feeling confident about the birth for your baby. These personalised birth preparation classes takes place in the comfort of your own home on a day and time to suits you.
The information and knowledge gained will help you to make choices that feel right, enabling you to have at the right birth on the day.

Prepare to birth 1-day workshop, 6hrs.

Work Shop Includes:

Hopes & fears

Influences on birth

The physiology of birth

Back to basics

The birth process

Coping methods

Practical skills for labour


Relaxation session

Personalising birth preference document

Telephone support in early labour

Prepare to birth 1/2 day refresher session, 3hrs.

​​A condensed version of the full day session but still packed full of information, suitable if you would like to refresh your knowledge following a previous birth.

Physiology of birth

Back to basics

Birth process

Coping methods

Practical skills for labour

Birth preference document​​

Birth Option session,  2hrs.

A useful session in addition to antenatal classes you may have already had.
These sessions are for anyone who has been classed as “high risk” having additional risk factors.  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.

Life with a newborn, 3hrs.

Designed to prepare you for the first few weeks of life as a new parent. Preparing and learning skills ahead of the birth will help make the transition to parenthood a little easier. This session is designed around your personal needs and takes place in the comfort of your own home on a day and time that suits.

Practical preparation during pregnancy for baby's arrival.        

The early days and weeks with your baby – what’s it really like?      

The partners role plus family & friends.       

Practical skills – nappy changing, umbilical cord care, bathing, carrying, comforting & soothing techniques.   

How to look after yourself – healing, emotional support,       

safe sleeping.         

Sleeping and feeding patterns.

Breastfeeding help

Please ​email me  
for my price list and availability.

Caesarean birth prep session 2.5hours

Talking through all your options.

Family centred abdominal birth.

Drafting a birth preference document.

Preparing in the weeks before, the days before and on the day.

What the day will look like and how to be ready for that.

What happens during the birth.

What happens in the hours following the birth and how to be prepared.

Discussing feeding options

Preparing for the birth.

How to include family and friends in your postnatal recover plan.

"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, WD18, Hertfordshire.

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