Together in Birth
Date: 21 & 22 Oct
Fri & Saturday
1pm – 6pm
“𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘥. 𝘛𝘰 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰, 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩.” 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪
We're excited to relaunch our Together in Birth programme, in conjunction with Wonder Births, with 2 days filled with what's most important for you to know about getting the body and psyche ready for labour and birth! This workshop is unlike any other antenatal class - expect to be more hands-on and walk away empowered with evidence-based information and tailored-to-your-body biomechanical techniques to find ease and comfort during pregnancy, labour and birth.
The workshop will be facilitated by Wonder Births Birth Doulas who are also Childbirth Educators and Prenatal Yoga Teachers, and is designed for expectant parents who are looking to enrich their experience of labouring and birth. Comprising both theory and practicum, our teaching methodology will be practice-led, evidence-based and trauma-informed - this means that you will be receiving the latest up-to-date research on birthing options and practices from active birth workers in the field. We will take a deep dive into:
- applied anatomy & childbirth physiology: what you need to know to have an empowered birth!
- what exercise and manoeuvres we can do for ease and comfort during pregnancy, labour and birth
- the role of hormones and the psyche on your birth
- knowing your birthing options and mapping your birth to get your voices heard
- understanding birth supports & interventions, from pain relief to inductions
We will end the segment with partner yoga exercises to build trust, strength, connection, and affection - qualities that will be helpful to invite into the birthing suites and beyond!
𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: $550 per couple (introductory rate!)
Class size will be kept small to facilitate discussion and learning.
Who is this for?
For expectant mothers in their 2nd trimester onwards. It’s never too early to start! Highly recommended for first time parents, or parents trying for a VBAC.
About the facilitators
Gem Tan is a birth and postpartum doula, trained in Optimal Maternal Positioning, Evidence Based Birth and Birth Cartography. Her background is in the anthropology of reproduction, where she worked with feminist, fertility and childbirth anthropologists, as well as birthing families themselves. She is committed to building an evidence-based, heart-centered and joyous birth culture, one birthing family at a time.
Dewi Chen is a trauma-aware Prenatal Yoga, Womb Yoga teacher, childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula. She is obsessed anything related to female anatomy and geeks out at birth videos to unwind. She draws upon her training in Spinning Babies, Optimal Maternal Positioning, Evidence Based Birth and Prenatal Yoga to support birthing couples from #wombtoworld. She believes that the world can be made better if we do more to empower and support birthing couples.
𝐀 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞
As a women-focused space with a mission to empower women, we believe that there should be no obstacle in experiencing YOUR birth YOUR WAY. - If you are single and an expectant mum, please let us know and we will be happy to support your experience in this workshop. Do email us to connect.
If you are from a lower income household, we’d be happy to arrange for discounted pricing and deferred payment for you. Do email us to arrange. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org