We offer positive birth preparation workshops for couples and help you to get off to a great start with positive and mindful parenting tools. Just like an athlete mentally, emotionally and physically prepares for a big event, we teach women brain training techniques and equip parents with practical information and tools for success on one of the biggest days of their lives and into the early days of parenting. We help mothers to connect with their inner strength and resilience to identify their goals and come out the other side feeling confident in themselves and having had an empowering, positive experience – including when that means last minute change of plans or being faced with non-ideal scenarios. All of this is with the goal of you achieving YOUR positive outcome, whatever that may mean to you.
What our clients say...
"I attended Claire's Gentlebirth workshop with my husband while expecting my second baby. I really enjoyed the weekend and felt that learning about the Gentlebirth philosophy is well worthwhile for any expectant mothers. It was especially helpful to meet other couples and share our stories and expectations.
Claire was an excellent facilitator who presented the workshop in a clear and engaging manner. The content was extremely interesting, especially learning about the psychology behind fear and pain. I finished the weekend feeling well equipped and empowered for a calm, gentle birth."
"Even though my birth experience didn’t go ‘to script’ I found that we referred back to the GentleBirth techniques time and again and one of the main benefits is it really helped my partner to connect with and be really involved in the whole birth experience so thank you so much!"
"I really think at this point the gentle birth really kicked in....I think it was invaluable that my partner had done the course too as definitely as time passed I got a lot less able to focus on anything but getting through the next contraction but he knew exactly what to do to encourage me to stick to the active birth plan! He also reminded me of the 'you can do anything for a minute' affirmation and made sure I took loads of sips of my lucozade."
Other Services for New & Expectant Parents
For new parents about to embark on one of the biggest identity transitions of their lives, or existing parents trying to figure out how they are going to increase their brood while keeping all the plates spinning - managing your mental wellness and taking time to plan ahead are the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.
As soon as you dip that first toe into the world of pregnancy and parenting, you can be hit with a barrage of family, friends, well-wishers, businesses and clever marketing strategies telling you what you ‘must’ do and offering often unsolicited, and unfortunately regularly conflicting advice. This continues into parenting and combines with the exhilaration and vulnerability of exploring this new version of you and your life. This can be overwhelming and chip away at your confidence, self-belief and happiness and if left unchecked can spiral into negative self-talk and beliefs and towards mental health concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression.
We can help you to successfully navigate this transition through one-to-one individualised coaching sessions where we set goals based on what you want to achieve and then work together to help you achieve these goals. This can be: planning for baby-on-the-way-stage; figuring-out-this-new-version-of-you/your-family stage; returning-to-work or career-refresh stage or even an "uh-oh how-did-we-get-here" stage.
If you would like to avail of a free coaching consultation please give us a shout.
NEW FOR 2018!
We will be launching new online coaching programmes later this year. This programmes help to strategically plan your professional and personal transition and prepare for the early days of parenting. Register here now to get advance notice of launch offers.