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    Antenatal Classes for women and their birth partners in Frome.


    Chose from a complete course or an afternoon 'birth rehearsal' workshop to get you and your birth partner ready to meet baby.

    Complete Antenatal Course

    12 hour course held over 6 weeks

    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 £125.

    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.


    Birth Essentials Workshop

    Birth with Confidence

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

    Designed to help women and their birth partners to get their heads round the mind and body experience of birthing. This 3 hour session covers all the need-to-know information to help you birth with confidence. What's right for you is dependent on your individual circumstances; beliefs, strengths, fears, and what is going on with your baby. You can come with a birth partner, friend or on your own. We'll chat about the environment for birth, relaxation, massage and what to expect from the stages of labour.

    Packed with facts and practical information on how to support a birthing mum and take-away tips on life with a new baby.

    Essentials Birth Workshop

    NEXT DATES - Saturday 25th November • Sunday 4th February 2018

    £40 per couple
  • 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.


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

  • Woman and newborn relax after a home waterbirth.


    " 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. "

    motherslove birth preparation - a new mum and her newborn baby

    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.”

    Parents meet their newborn child - prepare for meeting your with motherslove birth preparation classes.

    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.”

    Yoga mats set up for a motherslove postnatal baby and me yoga class.


    "It’s a really lovely class, yoga for the mums with lots of stretches, and she tailors the class to what we need, and the babies are with us and being entertained and engaged. All the babies are aged between about 2 months and crawling and Niamh loves it, she laughs and giggles her way through the class, I see it as our one on one time, I’d happily recommend it to others. "
    Jenny, Mum to Isla (4) and Niamh (4 months)

    Tools for learning about birth and parenting - doll, placenta and pelvis used in motherslove antenatal classes.


    “Thanks for your time and lovely attention. I really enjoyed the whole class, especially because it had a bit of everything.”

  • Resources

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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.

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        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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