melanie@bigstepslittlefeet.co.uk 
07841657141 
Melanie has combined her extensive knowledge and experience in therapeutic interventions for mind and body in pregnancy and birth to deliver a very comprehensive antenatal birth preparation which includes hypnobirthing. 

1:1 Complete Birth Preparation 

This comprehensive antenatal course is facilitated in one day, usually 10am – 4pm. It can also be offered over 2 or 3 sessions if this is preferable. The course is intense but fully immerses you in your birth and baby preparation. The course format gives you dedicated space and time in a very busy world to devote yourselves fully to the knowledge and experiences offered. It is also super convenient for working parents and no late nights required! Limited weekend availability. 
Delivered by Melanie – an extensively qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, Active Birth Teacher, Perinatal and Holistic Therapist. 
Comfortable therapeutic resources – bean bags, birth ball, blankets, 
Reading materials provided for reference – no need to hold it in your head. 
Relaxation techniques and exercises for both mother and birth partner 
Active Birth principles (Trained with Janet Balaskas , London) 
Hypnobirthing principles, resources and techniques – free hypnosis recordings included 
Step by step through each stage of labour and birth – a tangible physical experience, once again no need to hold it in your head 
Includes meditation for relaxation and connection with baby and or partner. 
This Birth preparation is for you if you would like your birth experience to be CALM, CONFIDENT, and CONNECTED. Complete Birth Preparation Workshops are dynamic and holistic. The sharing of high quality information serves not only to teach you how birth works but to make it easier to tap into what your body already knows. Unfortunately, this knowledge is frequently undermined, medicalised and abandoned in our society today. 
This birth preparation is designed for the mind body and soul. As in life, there are no guarantees with birth. However, with this comprehensive birth preparation course you are guaranteed to have the strength and courage to lean into birth, to know exactly how your body works in labour and birth. With excellent, reliable and current information you will be inspired to be unafraid and develop a full toolkit of comfort measures and hypnobirthing skills for your labour and birth. 
The session will cover: 
 
Physiological changes in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy 
What to do to optimise conditions for labour 
Positions the baby may adopt and how to encourage optimal foetal positioning 
Stages of labour 
How labour may start – What about induction? 
Your baby’s journey - Active birth positions to help the baby’s descent 
Coping with the sensations and pain of labour 
The very important role of the birth partner 
Birthing the placenta 
Welcoming your baby 
Newborn parents emotional and physical well-being in early parenthood 
During this session you will develop a toolkit of Practical skills for labour and birth including: 
 
Hypnobirthing for pregnancy relaxation, labour and birth 
Breathing techniques 
Conscious affirmations for birth 
Massage techniques 
Complementary therapeutic comfort measures 
Spinning babies techniques for various stages of pregnancy and possible challenges in labour 
Considerations for your birth plan – and your postnatal plan 
Decision making during labour and birth 
Overview of homeopathy 
Acupressure points and massage 
Receive expert insights about common medical interventions, and when to use them 
When medical assistance is offered – using your BRAIN. 
 
1:1 Birth Preparation Refresher Course 
 
1:1 Birth Preparation Refresher course is designed and tailored to what you want and need to know. Topics covered will depend on your previous antenatal birth preparation and of course how you experienced your previous birth(s).  
Contact me for more details 
 
You will have all the information, skills and techniques you need to ensure that you and your birth partner feel calm, confident and assured. 
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