Pregnancy

Antenatal Classes

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Genesis Birth and Beyond

As a doula I walk alongside of you and help you be feel safe and empowered. Everything from assisting with birth plans, relaxations, massage during labour and many hints and tips during labour all add to my being able to make your birth a safe experience. All clients receive the use of my birth pool, 24/7 support as we explore your birth choices.
Antenatal classes are run either in groups or on a one-to-one basis in the comfort of your home or mine. Topics covered –

Physiology of birth
Stages of labour
Coping skills in labour
Positions, Breathing and Relaxing
Breastfeeding
Early days
Parenting
Relationships
Waterbirth

Pregnancy massage has many benefits including better sleep, better blood flow between mother and baby, lymphatic drainage, and of course aides with the aches and niggles of pregnancy. Massages include deep tissue, shiatsu and Swedish massage and I work around your needs avoiding certain pressure points.

For more information please contact me via social media or 07768 963 495

Areas covered: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Parts of the Staffordshire


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The Doula Element

The Doula Element provides families in Cheshire with maternity support and education during pregnancy, birth and the early days and weeks with a baby.

Services include antenatal classes and breastfeeding support.

T: 07421 991158


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The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme at Mother Nature Sanctuary

The Wise Hippo Birthing programme provides unique antenatal classes that incorporate life skills for pregnancy, birth and beyond.

The classes aim to teach you to feel empowered and be able to trust yourself and the choices you make, during pregnancy, as parents and for yourself in your personal life. Our programme focusses on you feeling competent and successful and learning ‘skills for life’.

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme recognises that there is no such thing as the ‘right’ way to birth, just the right birth on the day. This means that you are not set impossible expectations or aspirations for birth and mitigate the possibility of a traumatic birth. 

You will learn techniques that will enable you to adapt calmly and confidently to what birth brings on the day. Every birth is an achievement and I want women to feel empowered and proud of their birth however it happens.

The course is run over 4 x 2.5 hour sessions, and are held at Mother Nature Sanctuary, in Bollington, normally on a Monday evening or a Sunday morning, dependant on what works best for the current group.

If you would like to know more information or come along to a free information session please email me at: siobhan@mothernaturesanctuary.com to register your interest.

To learn more about Mother Nature Sanctuary visit our website , see our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram 

Mother Nature Sanctuary, 104 Palmerston St, Bollington, SK10 5PW

T: 01625 363073

 


Babistic Baby and You

Baby Massage & Baby Yoga, Baby Reflexology classes, Hypnotherapy, The Wise Hippo Birthing Courses (Hypnobirthing). Manchester and Cheshire based.

T: 07799 032191

 


Bump & Me – Hypnobirth Courses

I trained as a Hypnobirth Instructor in 2011 and have been running courses in the Northwest ever since, teaching over 400 couples at the last count.

T: 07900 900 233

 


Claire Harbottle Independent Midwife

Offering one to one safe and empowering care. One-off clinical visits through to full packages of antenatal, birth and postnatal care. Specialist home-birth midwife but also able to support you in your hospital birth plans. Contact me to chat through your options at any point in your maternity journey.

T: 07761 910900


Creative Hypnobirthing

A creative approach to a calm and positive birth.

I am a qualified Hypnobirthing practitioner trained by Katherine Graves.  The KGH course is recognised by the Royal College of Midwives.

T: 07749 461897

 


Empowered Mama Birthing, Sandbach

My aim is to provide birth preparation classes suitable for ALL WOMEN so that however they give birth they do so feeling empowered and positive.

 


Hypnobirthing with Alison, Macclesfield

Creating a calm birth experience for you, your birthing partner and your baby.

Private and group sessions available.

07719 032346

 


NCT Courses for Parents

Our antenatal courses aren’t like those you might see online, or get at your maternity unit or hospital. With NCT you get the time and attention to explore what’s important to you.

Our courses bring local parents-to-be together whose babies are due around the same time. 

NCT East Cheshire (for classes in Macclesfield, Wilmlsow, parts of Poynton) – 08442436115

NCT Mid Cheshire (for classes in Knutsford, Mobberley) – 0300 330 0700

NCT South Cheshire (for classes in Sandbach) – 020 8752 2484

NCT Stockport (for parts of Poynton) – 0300 330 0700


Optimum Birthing

Optimum Birthing: Parenting Sessions, Breastfeeding Workshops, Hypnobirthing Courses, The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, Aromatherapy for Labour and Reflexology.

T: 07917 768 895


Positive Birth Movement

We are a global network of free to attend antenatal groups, linked up by social media. We connect pregnant women together to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth. We aim to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth, and help change birth for the better. Join us as we meet up, link up and shake up birth!

There is local group in Congleton and other groups nearby including in Stockport and Manchester.  For further details see the Positive Birth Movement Website. 

 

 

 

 


The Daisy Foundation

The Daisy Foundation offers you  a range of classes and workshops across our Daisy Birthing, Daisy Parent and Daisy Baby programs, which together support women, families and infants throughout the entire peri-natal period. We are committed to excellent education, unconditional support, informed choice, supportive communities and nurturing confidence.

For classes in and around Sandbach call 07813 032919

For classes in and around Warrington call 07879 984089

For classes in and around The Heatons, Cheadle and Wilmslow call 07791 693092

For classes in and around Altrincham, Knutsford and Surrounding Area call 07974991415

 

 


Wilmslow Hypnobirthing

The HypnoBirthing course is taught in a series of 5 classes over 5 consecutive weeks with each session lasting 2 1/2 hours.  I typically work with just 2-4 couples at a time to ensure that each couple gets the most out of their HypnoBirthing experience.

T: 07927 346480