testimonials: mother 2B

what mothers-to-be have said about these workshops:

‘A’ was a great birthing partner, reminding me to do the feather breathing.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the couples workshop at the weekend. We got far more out of it than we ever imagined and finally feel quite excited about having our baby. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know. Nice relaxed environment, good pace and style of learning, good opportunities to reflect and ask questions, food excellent, good materials used in learning, would recommend course to friends. This course was a great time with my husband, it was useful for both of us to have this opportunity… it was especially good for my partner to “Try some breathing… [to] help me during the labour. I am sure we are better prepared”

It is very useful to have had the time and opportunity to practice and learn things that Ive read in books with supervision and advice, and to learn new things. I found everything useful, the content and pace of the course was good. I think it’s given us both confidence and reassured us. The NHS classes we have attended together have been very much focused on me. It was nice to have the opportunity to pracrtce breathing techniques with my husband rather than by myself.

Great course – good balance of info and support

I liked the practical exercises and the booklet to rehearse at home, very homely loving atmosphere, I feel better prepared

It has given my partner a focus to help me during labour and birth, The bit I enjoyed most was practice contractions, breathing techniques and the hands on approach

Now my husband has more of an idea how to help and we can go away and practise before the birth

I feel emotional and satisfied that we have a good plan and are working together. I enjoyed putting the massage and positions together, working together. I have greater confidence in how to cope with contractions and what to write in a birth plan. Its great to do something as a couple because its usually all about the woman. It gives empowerment

I feel more confident about the birth now my partner is involved. I enjoyed the postures and massage for labour, I felt  a real bond with my partner. I realised labour doesn’t have to be scary. It has given me a more positive outlook on the birth of my baby. It has made me excited : )

I learnt about  how a body is designed to give birth to a baby, and heard about things no one else has ever raised. So that inspires a bit more confidence in the process! I therefore feel more prepared for labour and delivery physically. This is the most useful thing we’ve done together in terms of preparation and research

I feel better informed, calmer and more aware of stages of labour and positions. I enjoyed the birth positions massage and getting my questions answered, it was all excellent. It was calm and methodical and took the drama away

I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the ability to ask questions. I feel that I have spent valuable time with my partner preparing us as a couple to deal with the labour and birth of our baby

I feel reassured and ready for labour. I enjoyed the practical aspects most; breathing, massage and positionsing, and putting them all together

Big thanks also to Susannah for all your help and guidance during the birth yoga classes – the preparation and relaxation time you gave us was brilliant

The Yogabirth classes were my only preparation for the birth they provided the facts and helped me determine what I wanted out of the birth – how I wanted the room set up, music, smells, what I wanted and didn’t want from the midwives and allowed ‘P’ and I to prepare as a team.

I particularly benefited from the private couples session as it gave my husband an excellent understanding of how he could help and he was able to remind me of the breathing techniques during labour

I’m much more aware of the choices and rights I have as a mum-to-be… it will help me make more informed choices and instinctive choices

Enjoyed the whole day.. very good value for money. Now feel better prepared and not as nervous, I feel I will cope better

All the visual elements of the course were very valuable to me to help me understand. I thought the whole course was very informative and useful, also broken up into sections which retained attention throughout… The practical sessions also make me feel more prepared

I feel reassured and happy. I feel more ‘in control’ or ‘prepared’ for what is coming… {I enjoyed most} working together with my partner finding and exploring positions and ways/techniques and massage.. and when to use them… me and my partner realized there is a lot we can do together

Provided good practical advice and shows how to put it into practice. Good to have partner involved and that they felt relaxed during the workshop

Trying the positions out and massage was very useful rather than to try them out for the first time at the hospital

I loved the massage tutorial… Gave me lots of information and clarification on things, answered many question, workbook will be very useful

More informed about the actual dynamics of labour. More relaxed about what to do and when to do it. [I enjoyed most] trying out massage, positions and breathing techniques with my husband… I valued all of it but it was a nice opportunity to spend time with my husband focusing purely on both our expectations and how to make the labour and birth of our child as enjoyable an experience as possible

I am very happy [my husband] and I can learn together, and I can learn form yoga class and I can ask you. All of things and context were very interesting. And I am glad that we can take the booklet home with us, so that we can revise and read through

Very good value

the confidence we gained from the classes made us realise… that for the health of all medical intervention needed to be accepted and we both felt comfortable doing this and were able to arrive at a decision quickly, knowing that we had done all we could

I enjoyed the theory and explanations which gave reasons e.g. why the left side

I feel relaxed and more calm, feel we will work more as a team

Great… and good value

I feel we are singing of the same hymn sheet

The workshop was satisfying, everything went as expected. I liked all the information given. I enjoyed the practical part as well. Everything was easy to understand

This course was a great time with my husband, it was useful for both of us to have this opportunity… it was especially good for my partner to try some breathing… [to] help me during the labour. I am sure we are better prepared