Learn Active Birth near Upper Holloway at The Active Birth Centre
Learning Active Birth near Upper Holloway will give you the fullest preparation for a natural, Active Birth.
You will learn how to give birth in upright positions, naturally – and receive realistic, informative and practical advice about common medical interventions, and how to use them when they are necessary.
You have a wonderful presence, a calming, beautiful sense about you. I am so happy I found your classes – they gave me the tools for a birth experience I did not imagine to be possible.
I feel really positive about the experience. I felt in control throughout and felt we were making choices rather than having decisions made for us.
The Complete Active Birth Weekend Course
This Active Birth weekend course will leave you confident, well informed and brilliantly prepared for your baby’s birth. These antenatal classes are recommended by midwives, doulas and hundreds of parents, these two days are inspirational as well as highly practical.
The course is taught by Janet Balaskas, founder of The Active Birth Centre, and Jill Benjoya Miller, who is an experienced Active Birth Teacher, professional trainer, and doula.
Preparing for a natural Active Birth
Our first aim is to give you all the resources you need for a natural Active Birth. The focus is on body learning, with plenty of practice of labour and birth positions, breathing, relaxation, massage and guidance for the partner.
With Active Birth near Upper Holloway, you will learn birth physiology in an experiential way unique to our centre. After the course, you will understand how to access and awaken your instincts and innate reflexes for giving birth.This in turn will have a profound influence on your mind. We aim to create a positive mindset, a feeling of confidence and trust in what your body can do.
You will find that you can apply techniques you have learned in Pregnancy Yoga or on our HypnoBirthing courses with a deeper sense of the way your body, your baby, your uterus and pelvis are magnificently designed for birthing. This is hugely empowering.
Knowing what to do if plans change
We want to help you to enjoy a calm, joyful and safe birth in any circumstances.
Many courses focus too much on complications and hospital procedures or place an unrealistic emphasis on natural birth. This course strikes the balance, empowering you to first trust your body and reduce the likelihood of intervention, and to be informed and open-minded.
If plans need to change, you will be ready to work with your midwifery and medical support team and make wise decisions and apply Active Birth Principles in combination with medical support.
Active Birth near Upper Holloway: Dads-to-be and Birth Partners
A great strength of this course is what it offers for partners. These days the partner is usually the main support person at birth, with little or no training. Unprepared, this can be a daunting prospect. Partners tell us they enjoy the common sense approach and their own participation, and are surprised by how much they learn. Most importantly they leave with a new confidence in the instinctual abilities of both mother and baby, and feel more enrolled in the pregnancy and empowered to be present at the birth.
This course goes really well with Janet’s Pregnancy Yoga Classes
Without the benefit of all the knowledge we gained, I feel that events might have taken over. It was clear when we walked into the hospital that we knew what we were talking about.
The preparation we received proved to be invaluable for both of us and enabled us to to feel empowered to make suggestions and assume positions that made all the difference.