The Pregnancy and Birth Specialists

Pregnancy & Birthing Masterclass Workshop

Welcome to The Pregnancy & Birth Specialists!

Lara Darby (Pregnancy Yoga teacher), Louise Perrins (Hypnobirthing Practitioner) and myself (Female Health Physiotherapist) have teamed up to offer you the ultimate lessons in how to have your ideal pregnancy and birth. We are all experts in our own fields and together we can offer you the most up to date information about pregnancy, birth and beyond.

What is the workshop? This opportunity gives you to the chance to learn from three birth specialists in a wonderful comfortable setting. We will give you all of the information you need to feel in control, to have an active birth and to create the right kind of environment for birthing.We give advice and support no matter what kind of birth you are planning. Birth partners are encouraged to attend, we teach them how to support you, to be your eyes, ears and mouthpiece when necessary. You will also meet other parents-to-be in a relaxed and fun environment.

This 1 day live workshop with four weeks online content and support is designed to provide parents to be with the ultimate guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond. This Masterclass is run by three professionals who work with expectant and post-natal mums in a variety of areas from Hypnobirthing, Yoga and Women’s Health to ensure that you have the best experience possible for the safe arrival of your child.

The workshop will cover multiple layers of information over the one day and following four weeks, where both you and your birth partner will be able to ask questions and discuss any concerns. It is also a great opportunity to meet other parents to be and make new friends who are in the same stage of pregnancy as you.

We will cover:
• Hypnobirthing relaxation techniques
• Positive mental health support
• Detailed information on the actual process of labour and birth, so that you are fully informed
• Gentle Yoga postures to aid a comfortable pregnancy and an active, natural birth
• Provide an understanding of medical terminology and how to communicate with your birthing team
• Learn how your body changes in pregnancy and birth and how to let your body heal post-natally.
• Nutrition guidance & health management tips
• Massage techniques to aid labour & relaxation
• Full handout booklet

Meet the Team:
Fiona Mitchell: I am a physiotherapist with over 20 years experience I now specialise in Women’s Health. I treat both ante and post natal ladies as well as a variety of other pelvic health conditions.
I am passionate about my clients receiving holistic input and am happy to refer onto supporting professionals. For this reason I’m particularly excited to be teaming up with such a hugely experienced couple of therapists who are like minded in their approach to ante and postnatal care.

Louise Perrins: I qualified as a hypnotherapist 17 years ago and I have a successful private practice where I help individuals, couples and groups. I chose to specialise in Hypnobirthing because I wanted every woman to know that she can feel calm, confident and in control through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Lara was my ante-natal yoga teacher. Fiona helped my body to gently recover after the birth of my children. I have experienced how passionate they are about what they do. Since then, I have referred many of my clients to them; it seemed the most natural progression for us to offer our knowledge as a team.

Lara Darby: I have been a yoga teacher for over 13 years and continued my specialist pregnancy training with Wendy Teasdill, author & celebrated Pregnancy Yoga coach, to ensure that I have a high level of knowledge and understanding of how to have a safe, healthy and active pregnancy and birth.
I love to share knowledge of relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and gentle postures to ease you through all the stages of pregnancy and birth. As a mum of 3, I am passionate about helping you to have the best experience possible.
Louise and Fiona are experts in their field and we aim to offer our skills as a team to provide a fully rounded birthing experience, so that you enjoy this very special time.

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