Compassionate Birth Classes by Skype – Way of the Koi

nicola.nelson@wayofthekoi.com / 07904 658 664

Beautiful bespoke preparing for birth classes that you can attend from 12 weeks of pregnancy onwards.  I will guide you through a journey of exploration and learning with the unique Compassionate Birth Classes by Skype. You will receive your resources electronically in advance of each session as well as lots of supporting resources such as videos, audio files, an ebook and free access to the video course: Preparing for Successful Breastfeeding (worth £28).

You will learn to identify and examine your own limiting core beliefs in order to reframe or eliminate them.  You will learn simple yet powerful techniques to promote self-compassion and your confidence to calmly engage the care you deserve and need from those around you will be maximised. Developing compassion for those around you (including your care providers) at birth has a profound ripple-effect on you.  It boosts your production of the very hormone that triggers contractions, makes your uterus shut down after birth, boosts your milk supply and causes you to bond with you baby. Compassionate Birth uniquely offers this combination of mindfulness and self compassion.

These exploratory and nurturing classes will enhance your wellbeing as you journey through early pregnancy.  These sessions provide the framework but can be adapted to address any particular needs or concerns you have and can be arranged at intervals to suit you:

  • Self-Compassion
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Language
  • Birth Art
  • labyrinth Work
  • Self-Care

Sessions can be booked individually  at £40 each or book the entire course at £180

What is Compassionate Birth?

Compassionate Birth is simply a self-compassion based approach to preparing for birth rather than a one-size-fits-all programme. It’s a mind-set; a philosophy if you will.  It’s about tools, not rules. Through the compassion based principles which are threaded throughout your course you will be encouraged to embrace your personal birth journey without judgement and you will consider how you can respond respectfully and compassionately in the future to the birth stories of others. Compassionate Birth is not outcome focused but is focused on how you feel about that outcome and empowering you to optimize your birth experience.  Birth is beautiful in all its manifestations and deserves to be celebrated as such.

Learning deeply about not only the anatomy and physiology of birth but also how our primitive ‘caveman’ chemical responses influence birth enables you to connect with, trust and celebrate your body in a transformative and compassionate way that stays with you for life.

Engaging in a birth preparation course can sometimes add to the pressure we feel around birth; “What if I get it wrong?” “What if I can’t remember the techniques I have learnt?” “I bet everyone else in the class will do so much better than me” and so on. Self-compassion moves us away from this place to a place of self-acceptance and empowerment.

These exploratory and nurturing classes will enhance your wellbeing as you journey through early pregnancy.  These sessions provide the framework but can be adapted to address any particular needs or concerns you have and can be arranged at intervals to suit you.

Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum are not periods of our lives where superficial strategies are any help; these are life changing experiences and using self-compassion to navigate these waters is powerful medicine, having a Compassionate Birth Worker to guide and nurture you gives you the space to find your own power.

The core programme comprises 6 sessions and can be delivered in a variety of ways depending on your needs and preferences:

  • Self-Compassion
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Language
  • Birth Art
  • labyrinth Work
  • Self-Care

The cost of the full course includes:

  • Electronic folder of course hand-outs
  • Mp3 audio files
  • Copy of the way of the Koi – Rebozo eBook
  • Birth Plan template
  • Free access to ‘Preparing for Successful Breastfeeding’ video course (worth £36)
  • Ongoing support with practicing the techniques in pregnancy via email from Nicola (Midwife of 22 years)

If you would also like to find out about Way of the Koi Hypnobirthing either via Skype or by private arrangement (in the Bristol area) please click on the highlighted text to visit my pages.