Pregnancy Relaxation 4-Week Course

Breathe, Bith, Bond

Training Provider: Breathe, Birth, Bond

Trainer: Val Watson

Course Length: 4 x 1.5 hr sessions

Next Course Starts: 18/04/2018 7.30-9pm

Cost per person:
£50 non-members | £40 mLP members

By coming along to relaxation sessions, you will benefit by learning and practising the key elements which will help you have a better birth experience. The focus of the class is to help you to approach pregnancy and birth more confidently and for you to remain calm and in control of your experience.

You can attend a session at any time during your pregnancy. The sessions are pregnancy specific and do not focus solely on birth. The sessions focus on general well-being, bonding, eating well, sleeping well, stress management. However, the relaxation and breathing techniques are the same as those that can be used for birth.

By coming along to our Pregnancy Relaxation classes, you will benefit from 1 hr Natal Hypnotherapy, focusing on teaching you breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques. Sessions will change weekly and focus on different issues related to pregnancy.

In addition, the Pregnancy Relaxation classes are a great place to meet other pregnant women and there is time at the beginning and end of each session to discuss any concerns or issues or to simply chat with other mums-to-be.

About the trainer

Val Watson

Val Watson

I have over 30 years experience as a midwife both in the UK and Nepal. I currently work as a community midwife for asylum seekers and vulnerable women. I am passionate about women having a positive experience of pregnancy, birth and transition to parenthood.

Whilst teaching parentcraft I became aware that there was something missing in that we no longer talked to women about relaxation and how to relax in labour. At the same time, I came across Natal hypnotherapy (hypnobirthing) and used some of the techniques in groups. I found that women were talking about being able to relax and feel more engaged with their pregnancies. I qualified as a Natal hypnotherapy practitioner 3 years ago. Hypnobirthing teaches you techniques for deep breathing, relaxation and visualisation along with self-hypnosis. These are techniques which are not only valuable through pregnancy and birth but throughout your journey as a parent.

I currently offer pregnancy relaxation sessions and 1-2- 1 hypnobirthing classes, in your own home, this allows for the course to be more personalised. Today women spend a large part of their labour at home and so these sessions allow you to explore how you can use the new skills in your own home. I am looking forward to working with MyLifepool and offering a variety of relaxation and hypnobirthing sessions.

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