The Fearless Birth

Programme

Pregnant mommies yoga

A personalised coaching experience designed to prepare your mind, body and spirit for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. We specifically focus on banishing stress, anxiety and fear and teach you how to trust your body, follow your instincts, activate and elevate your own natural pain relievers to create a calm, relaxed, empowered, birth and mothering experience.

  • During pregnancy, you will be more comfortable, sleep better, have less anxiety and more confidence so you can relax and enjoy your pregnancy feeling strong, informed and prepared. 

  • For your birth, you will be able to eliminate fear, reduce pain, build confidence and control, have a calm relaxed labour, a faster delivery cut and a significantly lower chance of developing postpartum depression following your birth

The FEARLESS BIRTH PROGRAM is kind, compassionate, holistic and tailored to you as an individual. We practice "whole" person care that empowers you to make informed decisions about how, where and with whom, to birth your baby. By providing wisdom, knowledge, support and a listening ear, you are able to approach motherhood feeling strong, confident, relaxed and empowered, so regardless of any twists and turns that may occur along the way, you are prepared for a triumphant transition into motherhood. 

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This is what your care package may look like...

A total of 12 x 1 hour, flexible, virtual visits, (ideally 9 prior to birth and 3 after) via Skype, or your choice of video link provider. Throughout your care you will feel informed, guided, supported and inspired to dispel your worries and release fears to ensure you feel safe, confident and empowered to make choices that facilitate your own personal vision for an active, joyous, fulfilling and healthy start to life as a new mother.  

  1. To start - together we complete a comprehensive health, wellness and lifestyle review, that is both historic and current to tailor your individualised care support package.  (Initial 1-1/2 hrs consult)

  2. Early pregnancy - prenatal tests - how|when|why. Birth options - available services|care providers and how to choose whats best for you. Healthy lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, exercise and things to avoid.

  3. Preparing your mind - finding your own coping style, left and right brain functions, strategies for relieving stress and fear release. How to build a strong network of positivity around you. Coping and alleviating pregnancy discomfort

  4. The "LOVE" hormone - what it is and how it can help you. Advice on intimacy and sex. Understanding new sensations within your body. What is relaxin and how you can benefit from it. How nature protects your baby.

  5. Physiology of labour - understanding the flow of labour. What to do if something is concerning you. Recognising early labour and strategies and techniques to help you cope physically and emotionally.

  6. Optimal labour & birthing - positions and techniques to birth naturally, actively and avoid harm. Trusting your instinct and intuition. Best nutritional options for labour. Vocalisation and visualisation. Breathing for calm and tension release.

  7. Your choices for birth - informed decision making, having your say and conversations with birth professionals. Possible interventions what|why|when and how to avoid them. Pharmacological pain relief.

  8. Birth Partners - communicating when she is in labour, what range of emotions to expect from her, comfort techniques, supporting breathing techniques, supporting her choices and birth plan. Building relationships with providers.

  9. The 4th trimester (postpartum) - information and preparation so you know what to expect. Physical changes, healing and recovery following birth. Optimal nutrition suggestions to sustain you. Changing emotions and relationships.

  10. Birth Reflections -  a safe non-judgemental space to explore and reflect on your birth experience to restore clarity, calm and balance.  

  11. Feeding & newborn care - normal patterns of newborn feeding, pooing and sleeping. Advice on changing, bathing and clothing. Teaching you to recognise cues for feeding, cuddling and discomfort. Calming a fractious baby. Recognising the "normal" baby and what to do if you are concerned.

  12. Self-Care - strategies to cope with a lack of sleep and exhaustion. Physical care of your breasts, healing your perineum, haemorrhoids and bleeding. Postpartum health, nutrition and exercise for recovery to pre-pregnancy body. Sex and relationships.   

The FEARLESS ESSENTIALS

Programme

The perfect package if you just need the essentials of healthy living in pregnancy and postpartum and want to learn how to birth actively and safely for a joyous, empowering and fulfilling birth experience. Particularly helpful if your previous birth experience didn't go as you had planned.

A 6 hour flexible virtual visit/s, based on our comprehensive Bump to Baby support package. Via Skype or your choice of video link provider.

  1. Guidance on - (Initial health and lifestyle review), healthy lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, exercise and things to avoid. Providers and birth options.(A health and lifestyle review will initiate this discussion to find out were your at).

  2. Preparing your mind - finding your own coping style. Left and right brain functions. Strategies to alleviate stress and fear release. How to build a network of positivity around you.  How to use the "love" hormone to your advantage.

  3. Choices for birth & labour physiology - informed decision making and talking to care providers. Understanding labour flow. Early labour recognition and coping strategies. Possible interventions what|why|when and how to avoid. 

  4. Optimal Labour & Birthing - positions and techniques to aid natural, active, safe birth and avoid harm. Best nutritional options for labour. Instinct/ intuition. Vocalisation/ visualisation. Breathing techniques for calm and releasing tension

  5. The 4th Trimester -  information and preparation so you know what to expect. Physical changes, healing and recovery following birth. Optimal nutrition suggestions to sustain you. Feeding advice and newborn care. Changing relationships.

  6. Birth Reflections - a safe non-judgemental space to explore and reflect on your birth experience to achieve clarity, calm and balance. 

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OMG! I'm having a baby!

The Fearless Intensive 

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You are anxious, overwhelmed, filled with all sorts of scary questions and you are already in your 3rd trimester. "How will I cope and will I be able to have the birth I want?", you ask yourself. Not to worry we are here to share our extensive midwifery knowledge with you and alleviate your fears, restore calm and provide you with a crash course to prepare you for a safe, active, joyous, fulfilling birth and prepare you for life with your newborn baby.

A 3 hour intensive virtual visit, based on our comprehensive Bump to Baby support package. Via Skype or your choice of video link provider.

(You may have particular worries or concerns that you wish to cover so this package is extremely flexible to meet your specific needs)

Your care package may look like this...​​

  1. Preparing your mind - strategies to alleviate stress and fear release. How to build a network of positivity around you. Utilising the "love" hormone. Choices for birth.

  2.  Labour and Birth - physiology, early labour recognition, labour and birthing positions. Best nutritional options. Coping strategies and techniques, vocalisation, visualisation and breath work. Possible interventions what|why|when and how to avoid. 

  3. The 4th trimester - information and preparation so you know what to expect after your baby is born. Physical changes, healing and recovery following birth. Best nutritional choices to sustain you. Emotional and relationship changes. Feeding options and newborn care.

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