Magical Baby Moments has partnered with Movement for Modern Life to bring to you pregnancy and postnatal videos that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
As a hypnobirthing teacher, one of the important elements that we state to expectant parents is the power of movement during labour. We encourage all labouring mums, to be as mobile as they can be during labour (this notion of sitting on a bed waiting for baby to pop out is a nonsense). Being on a bed, for prolonged periods of time, is the worst thing you could possibly do.
By learning antenatal yoga, you will become familiar with positions that will help your baby navigate through the birth canal during labour. This can potentially shorten your labour, as well as make it more comfortable. What's not to like about that?
Here is a list of some of the videos available for you to watch in the comfort of your home:
Gentle Pregnancy Flow
Breathe you and your baby calm
Fit Mum-to-Be Flow
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Turning a breech baby
Mum-to-Be Hip Happiness
Optimal Foetal Positioning
Tips for Pelvic Floor
Pregnancy: Tips for better sleeping positions
Magical Baby Moments is a Romford-based company offering all expectant parents hypnobirthing classes in Romford and Upminster in Essex.
To help couples with different work patterns and external commitments, Magical Baby Moments offers hypnobirthing courses on weekends as well as week nights.
Weekend courses are a wonderful way to get all the information in one short burst. The weekend hypnobirthing course runs from 10am-4:30pm on Saturday and 10am-1:30pm on Sunday. Whether you are looking for a Romford Hypnobirthing Course or Hypnobirthing classes in Upminster, both settings are relaxed, friendly and welcoming. Groups are limited in size to enable as much interaction as possible; so that couples feel comfortable to ask questions.
Hypnobirthing courses are beneficial any time from 20 weeks onwards. Don't worry if you are further along, it's quick and easy to learn the techniques and information to enable you to have an empowered birth.
Whichever hypnobirthing course that you choose, it will include 10- 12 hours of teaching time. You will also receive:
1) The Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing Book
2) Colour & Calmness relaxation tracks
3) Handouts that support the lesson plans
4) Support by phone/email up until the birth of your baby.
2018 Weekend Hypnobirthing Courses
Please check on the Book Now page to find out upcoming dates,
Read what couples who attended Magical Baby Moments Hypnobirthing course, thought of the course content and the hypnobirthing teacher.
What better way to get to know what people thought of the course than through their feedback: Go to our Testimonials and Birth Stories pages to read more, in the meantime, here are a few:
"We found the course to be easy to follow with great opportunities for discussion to develop our understanding to best prepare us for the birth of our first child. Feeling positive about the next steps..."
"The hypnobirthing experience has been very insightful and interesting. I no longer feel scared and anxious about birth and look forward to using the techniques I have learnt during labour. I would definitely recommend this course to expectant parents."
"This course has helped me change the perception around birth with the techniques learnt I hope as the partner I am able to assist in a much more relevant way."
Want to find out more about hypnobirthing before you commit to a course? Buy this book.
If you would like to find out more before committing to a course, then read this book The Power of Hypnobirthing: 10 reasons why it's for you , which explains what you will get from a hypnobirthing course.
I'd like to think that there are lots of women out there having good birth experiences. Here are some tips on how to make your baby's birth special to you.
There is so much to learn when it comes to pregnancy, labour and birth. Sadly our stretched NHS midwives are unable to fully inform women of the choices in pregnancy labour and birth in antenatal appointments alone. In many Trusts there are limits on the number of people who can attend antenatal classes. Therefore more and more women are seeking out independent antenatal classes, such as hypnobirthing. A hypnobirthing course offers comprehensive antenatal education that gives parents the time to think about their birth preferences.
Place of birth
Decide where you would most like to give birth. The choices are:
Some people quickly make assumptions on each of these settings. When you look at them in a pragmatic way, the differences are minor. However, the outcomes on the birth experiences can be significant. Make yourself a chart and list out what you want/don't want from birth. Decide which of these settings provides the best place for you to achieve the birth that you want.
Make sure you find out what labour and birth involves. It's good to find out the most common scenarios and learning what the risks and benefits are. I recommend, that you research natural births, induced births and c-section births. Read up on how labour evolves in each of those scenarios. After this exercise you will have a firmer idea about which birth you prefer?
There are many ways a woman can be supported during birth.
Natural forms of support include:
Medicalised relief includes:
Find out the risks and benefits of the medicalised pain relief options and the impact they have on both the mum and the baby. Decide from there what you are comfortable with taking. Also list those that you may prefer not to use unless needed on the day.
Learn how to relax
Once you are in control of your experience. You are more likely to be comfortable and calm. This is key to helping you relax. Simple breathing techniques; calming visualisations; positive birth statements or affirmations, are easy ways to help you feel calm and relaxed.
Learning what may happen will give you the confidence to deal with any situation that arises. If you are well informed and know your choices you are in a strong position to take control. When you make your own decisions, you will feel empowered and comfortable. These are huge steps that lead towards a positive experience of labour and birth.
Would like help learning techniques to remain, relaxed, focused and in control? Do you want to find a comprehensive antenatal class that informs you of all the common scenarios? Then hypnobirthing classes, for you and your birth partner, will help you to achieve that.
Magical Baby Moments' hypnobirthing classes not only teach you relaxation techniques, but they also covers many aspects of labour and birth. We cover topics such as:
Read more in the classes section.
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SAVE THE DATE – 22nd September 2018
Are you trying to conceive or already pregnant? Then this is an expectant-parent event with a difference that you cannot afford to miss.
The Upminster Sanctuary is opening up their doors for, one day only, to explain all the natural and holistic support that you may be looking for (or that you never knew existed) to help you in your journey to parenthood.
For some couples, falling pregnant or going to full term in pregnancy can be a bumpy and emotional road. Quite often, this is due to an imbalance in the body of either mum or dad. Learn from our practitioners how their complementary therapies can help rebalance the body and prepare your body for conception and pregnancy.
If you are already pregnant, how can you make the most of your pregnancy? Perhaps you want to take time out with a pregnancy massage, or you would like to learn how to prepare for labour. Both pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing can help you with this.
The Upminster Sanctuary offers the following therapies suitable for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and the post-natal period:
On 22 September, this unmissable (Pre)Bump, Baby & Beyond Event will be take place. Join Magical Baby Moments, who will be there to explain how hypnobirthing is the must-attend antenatal class that prepares you for a calm and confident birth. You can read more about What is hypnobirthing? in this blog post.
Come along for a day of learning, sharing and celebrating the miracle of life.
Entry: £10 per couple/family.
(Each ticket will be exchanged for a goodie bag; which includes a passport to (Pre)Bump, Baby and Beyond activities, vouchers towards therapies and classes, The Power of Hypnobirthing book and lots more information on your natural and holistic journey to parenthood)
Our practitioners will guide you through a journey of discovery: what to expect when you’re expecting, or planning to, and how the complementary therapies at The Sanctuary can support you in your unique journey to parenthood.
Call the Upminster Sanctuary on 01708 251124 if you would like further information.