Daisy Birthing

A weekly class for all those who are pregnant to help you enjoy your pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body, and prepare for a confident birth.

What makes Daisy Birthing® so different?

When it comes to the early (or in fact any) stage of pregnancy, any number of emotions can overwhelm us: excitement, fear, anxiety, delight, uncertainty, confusion – and these may well be ever-changing! Daisy Birthing antenatal classes help all those who are pregnant enjoy a positive pregnancy and prepare for a confident birth. This first step of your continuous perinatal support takes the best elements of pregnancy yoga, active birth and hypnobirthing and wraps all of these together in a powerful 5 element model that allows you the confidence that comes from realising you can do this.

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Learning antenatal education in a traditional way can limit our ability to prepare the body or the mind – to really maximise your preparation and for birthing techniques to be effective, practice is essential. Our active antenatal classes education and active birth techniques are delivered in a truly effective way – linking your education to your breath, your body and your movement – exactly where you will need it on your baby’s birthing day. We cover traditional antenatal education; active birth principles and an easy way to understand medical induction and interventions should your birth take that route. This combination ensures you are actively informed and prepared to make choices for you and your baby on your birthing day (and of course birth partners too!).

We know that we often fall pregnant at different times to our friends, or perhaps you have moved to a new area. It can be isolating being a new expectant or new parent, but the added benefit of Daisy is the amazing network of women and couples you will meet along the way. Within your local Daisy community, the continuity of care offered from your initial Daisy Birthing classes, through workshops with your birth partner and fellow Daisy friends – on to the nurturing support from newborn and all those key milestones of the first year through tinies and wrigglers is priceless. Your Daisy community offers a new network, new friends to be made, both from in class and your own private online community. What’s more, Daisy is not just about first time parents, we are suitable and welcome everyone, no matter how many previous pregnancies you have had. Every expectant parent needs updated education, a chance to relax and prepare and meet a new support network of parents-to-be. Your local Daisy teacher supports you not only in class, but will facilitate a community, one from which in 20 years time you will no doubt still be meeting up with your Daisy friends!

Whilst in normal day-to-day life breathing is an automatic process, breathing can be compromised during pregnancy (because of the impact of your ever growing baby). By learning to effectively breathe during pregnancy you can help supply your body and baby with oxygen, ease pregnancy symptoms, allow your muscles to work efficiently, keep you calm and relaxed – and help create space for baby too. Our classes start from 14 weeks as the more classes you can attend the more benefits you will gain throughout pregnancy and the more prepared you will be for labour! Breathing is also a key tool for labour – oxygen is key to fuelling contractions and so by learning (and more importantly practicing) how to breathe effectively (and calmly) during pregnancy, this ensures that it becomes a natural effective process on your birthing day.

Daisy Birthing classes are delivered in such a way that you are guided into a deep state of relaxation as you move. Through the gentle rhythm of your breath, our especially composed Daisy Birthing music and the flowing gentle style of teaching the sequences allows for a truly relaxing class. Relaxing in class is a wonderful opportunity to take some time out just for you and your baby, reducing any stress and anxiety, and ease away pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and breathlessness and aid restful sleep. Our classes link relaxation to your breath, your muscle memory, and your body so that you have a key skill that will be there for you in labour – which will help you to release endorphins, keep adrenalin at bay (which can inhibit the progress of your labour), fuel your body and baby with oxygen and allow your muscles to work as they should (most importantly the uterus). Each daisy birthing class is rounded off with a tailor made relaxation session linked to the educational theme of that week. We bring together the best elements of relaxation, guided visualisation and birth hypnosis to facilitate a deeper learning, a greater understanding and an increased confidence in your positive birth.

Our pregnancy yoga based movements and sequences are tailored to help prevent and ease pregnancy symptoms, bring awareness to your changing posture and create space for your growing baby. Weekly classes help bring physical balance to encourage optimum position for your baby’s birth and promote an awareness of how to release within your body during labour. We avoid strain by not holding static postures, we use controlled flowing moves, with every movement having a clear purpose and benefit for pregnancy and birth. The benefits of repetitive movement through weekly classes will allow your body to develop muscle memory, a technique that will encourage you to remain mobile during your birth journey. The earlier you can start attending classes, the more you will benefit during your pregnancy and birth. We are suitable for all birth choices and physical ability with movements being adapted for any ailment, condition or physical restriction.

“Daisy Birthing was hands down, the best decision I made during pregnancy! It prepared me in so many ways for labour and contributed to me being able to really enjoy being pregnant”

What do I need to know?

Enjoying a positive pregnancy, preparing for your confident birth and cutting through the overwhelm that can come from all the confusing advice out there is the first step on this amazing 1001 day journey of continuous perinatal support to confident parenting or motherhood.

Who are classes for?

Daisy Birthing active antenatal classes are for all those who are physically pregnant only, are suitable to attend from 14 weeks pregnant right up until baby’s birth, and are adapted to suit all pregnancy related conditions and birth plans with ease.

Classes are booked in blocks of 6 weeks at a time but are designed to carry you through from early pregnancy right up until your baby’s birthing day. Each class is (1.5 hours) 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Your block of 6 classes costs RRP £78 (£60-£95)

Our unique Active Antenatal method draws on elements of active birth, pregnancy yoga, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From easing pregnancy ailments, adapting to your changing body, preparing for birth and informing your own individual choices – we’ve got you covered.

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