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    Antenatal Classes for women and their birth partners in Frome.

  • *NEW* 2 hour workshops

    You can chose these as individual sessions to top-up your knowledge - perfect if you want a bit more specific info or it's not your first child. These run on weekday evenings and on Saturdays, chose the dates to best suit you.

     

    N.B. If there are low numbers booked onto workshops you may be transferred to another date, or offered a refund / credit. We do our best to make sure everyone gets the info they need to prepare for birth with confidence.

    The Birthing Body
    - a mind / body approach

    Bodies are amazing. In this workshop we'll learn how the body works to birth your baby and how you can tune into and work with, this whatever type of birth you have.

    This and all other workshops include handouts and refreshments.

    Active Birth
    - movement and choice

    Active birth positions can help get baby into a good position for birth. Often this means a greater sense of choice for the mother and can mean a shorter labour and less use of epidurals.

    Massage
    - for a relaxed pregnancy & birth

    Gentle movement and massage sessions for pregnant people and their birth partners to learn some massage techniques for a relaxed pregnancy and birth. Some women have found that massage has improved their labour, with less painful birth and a less anxious, more positive experience.

    Life with a new baby
    - caring for baby and self-care

    Handling a new life can be quite a surprise, even though you know baby's coming!

     

    Let's explore some of the practicalities of sleeping, feeding, changing and getting around with baby, as well as some self-care for new parents.

  • ALICE, Bristol

    "I went to antenatal classes with motherslove with my first child. Emilie was a brilliant teacher. During my first pregnancy I felt quite anxious and she was very reassuring and calming. Emilie helped me feel more in control, less apprehensive and to know what to expect, so I could navigate a calmer way through - knowing how to listen and respond to my body. The whole experience was really lovely."

    Mrs E. Hawke, bristol

    “The best thing was the reassurance, empowerment and relief gained from all the information on the course. I only wish it lasted longer - what a wonderful day.”

    Susie

    " Emilie is down to earth and friendly; she creates an inclusive and warm environment for the classes.

     

    I recommend these classes as they've really helped me to properly listen to my body. "

    Claire, Brighton

    “The classes were comprehensive, covering all of the body from head-to-toe.

    There was good focus on breathing, relaxation and preparing for birth in various positions.
    I felt very nurtured by Emilie and would be happy to recommend her to other expectant mums.”

  • BOOK AS A COURSE

    Buy a flexible package of 4 workshops that combine to form a birth preparation course.

     

    What's included?

    • 8 hours of workshops
    • A free copy of 'The Positive Birth Book'
    • Free 30 minute private consultation with Emilie to answer your questions
      (may be in person or via skype/telephone depending on availability and practicalities)
    • 10% off massage bookings during your pregnancy and after the birth

    £108 in total

  • Day WORKSHOPS & 6 week course

    Weekend birth preparation workshops in Frome, Somerset.

    Birth Essentials Day Workshop

    Birth with Confidence

    This is a perfect addition to your birth preparation on it's own, as a refresher or alongside other antenatal or pregnancy yoga classes.


    Designed to help women and their birth partners to get their heads round the mind and body experience of birthing. This 1 day workshop covers all the need-to-know information to help you birth with confidence.
    • how to make big decisions for birth
    • learn simple relaxation and massage techniques
    • explore breathing and active birth
    • stages of labour
    • what can a birth partner do to help
    • early days with baby

    Packed with facts and practical information on how to support a birthing mum and take-away tips on life with a new baby. You can come with a birth partner, friend or on your own.

    Essentials Birth Workshop:

    NEXT DATES: Saturday 14th July 2018

    £70 per couple (reduced rated available for those on low incomes)
    Antenatal classes in Frome, Somerset.

    Complete Antenatal Course

    12 hour course held over 6 weeks

    BOOKING FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 NOW OPEN

     

    Classes are simple, accessible, affordable and non-judgemental; they can either be taught in small groups or adapted as a private class to suit your birth dates. This course is designed to help you discover all you need to know to meet your baby with confidence. We look at different topics each week and there's always time for your ideas and questions. The sessions are normally held over 6 Monday evening classes, plus a Saturday afternoon workshop.

    Antenatal classes women and their birth partners those around 30+ weeks pregnant.

    • Get essential information for labour, birth and parenting.

    • Understand the complete birthing process in body and mind.

    • Learn simple methods for deep relaxation and massage.

    • Meet other new parents.

    • Know what options are available to you.

    • Ideas for birth partners for labour and to help with your newborn.

    • Practical tips and super-simple tricks for a smoother transition to life with a new baby.

    This is a 12 hour course run over 6 weeknight evening classes and a 3 hour workshop - for £150.

    Spread the cost by paying a deposit now and the rest 2 weeks before start date.

    The course is packed with information and includes all handouts, light refreshments, access to an online group and a social meet up after the course once babies have arrived (date TBC). You can also join the postnatal Baby and Me classes once you're 6+ weeks postnatal and get feedback from the doctor at your check-up.

     

  • Courses with Emilie

    Looking for a course that will help your birth partner support you to birth with confidence and in the most relaxed state possible? Emilie has been an antenatal teacher since 2008 and will help you find the resources, information and any support you may need for birth and early parenting.

     

    Classes are simple, accessible, affordable and non-judgemental; they can either be taught in small groups or adapted as a private class to suit your birth dates.

    YOU'RE IN SAFE HANDS

    Emilie is a pregnancy and postnatal specialist, registered yoga teacher, trained doula and has been a member of FEDANT (no. 11985) since 2008.

  • ANTENATAL CLASSES IN FROME

     
    Complete mind and body preparation for birth and parenting with Emilie - an independent antenatal teacher, yoga teacher and doula who has been teaching pregnancy classes since 2008.
    The course covers everything you need to know about birth.
    With a practical and realistic focus we'll learn about; how birth works, the 'what if' scenarios, massage and active birth, tips for birth partners and deep relaxation techniques.
    Half of the evening sessions look at caring for the newborn and there's the chance to bring in your slings / nappies / kit and questions to get to grips with them before baby comes along.

    6 weeknight evening classes plus a 3 hour weekend workshop held in Keyford area of Frome.
    £125 (sign up for early booking discounts)

  • Resources

    Info, downloads and more...

    7 Tips for your Best Birth Experience

    Ideas on how to make choices for birth and beyond.

    Local to Frome, Somerset

  • The Dad Course

     

    A crash course giving you everything you need to thrive as a dad, from birth to first birthday.

    Book a place on any of my courses or workshops along with your place on

    The Dad's Course for a 10% discount on both!

     

    www.thedadcourse.com

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    Classes and Workshops

    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a set of classes) are non refundable. This is so we can all commit to coming to classes weekly and ensures that the hall booking is covered.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 3 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 24 hours notice is given.

    3. Concessionary Discounts are available - please discuss with Emilie to get a discount code.

    4. A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a the class.

    5. motherslove reserves the right to refuse admission.     

    6. motherslove has the right to alter the programme or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond their control.

    7. If a class or workshop has to end or is interrupted for reasons beyond our control sessions will not be refunded.

    8. Latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of management and teacher/workshop leader.

    9. Our timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.

    10. Refunds will be issues or an alternative offered is sessions are cancelled by motherslove.

    Massage
        1. All treatments provided by motherslove will last for the specified duration purchased - consultation is an important part of the treatment and will for part of the time.

        2. Treatments will only be conducted if motherslove deems the treatment safe for the client to receive.

       3. GP/Consultant permission may be required before treatments can be provided.

        4. motherslove reserves the right to terminate a treatment immediately if the client demonstrates inappropriate  behavior.
        
      5. Payment will be collected for the full treatment price, provided more than 10 minutes has been spent massaging the client.

       6.  If the therapist is unable to collect money before leaving, an invoice will be sent to the client’s address.

        7. All invoices must be paid within 7 days of issue date.

        8.  A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a treatment.

       9. If a cancellation is made more than 24 hours before a treatment, the client will not be charged.

       10.  If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the treatment, they will be expected to pay a cancellation fee for each hour cancelled.

       11.  The cancellation fee must be paid within 7 days of the cancellation.

        12. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment by giving 24 hours notice.

        13. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment without notice if the room or environment is unsuitable for the treatment to be provided, or if the therapist is taken ill.

        14. motherslove commits to rearranging treatments to a new time and date within two weeks of the cancelled treatment where possible.

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Privacy matters 

When you signup for a course, workshop or massage with me I take down some personal details in order to understand your needs and to help us communicate well.

Your privacy matters to me, so this information is kept under lock and key if it’s on paper or password protected if digital. It’s a condition of my insurance that I keep records for 7 years.

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