Sharon offers continuous perinatal support and perinatal education to Mums and Families across the North Down and Belfast area with mums and families from the wider region attending her classes and workshops, which are centralised in Holywood and North Belfast. With a background in yoga and reflexology for fertility and pregnancy; and of course her own experience with her two children she brings a wealth of experience to her role as a Daisy Foundation Perinatal Educator.
The classes on offer at your local Daisy community are:
Daisy Birthing – A weekly antenatal class for expectant mums to help you enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body and prepare for a confident birth. 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.
Active Birth Workshop – A workshop for mum and her birth companion that will not only cover all of the basics of antenatal education and an active, informed birth but also give you both the space to prepare as a team and confidently plan for your baby’s birthing day. Our unique Active Antenatal Birth method draws on elements of traditional active birth, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From understanding the stages of labour to working with gravity to support your baby’s birth, massage for labour and informing your own individual choices – we’ve got you covered.
Daisy Baby Tinies– A weekly postnatal class for mum and baby in the ‘fourth trimester’ to help you learn how to use baby massage and movement to aid calming, soothing and connection with your baby. Our unique fourth trimester mum and baby class draws on elements of baby massage, baby yoga, postnatal movement and baby care education to create one very powerful combination. From easing infant ailments, aiding their development, adapting to your postnatal body and easing in to your new role amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.
Daisy Baby Wrigglers– A weekly class for mum and baby to help you learn how to use a variety of tools such as: baby massage, baby yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and (baby) sensory experiences to aid your baby’s development, your connection and have fun together! Our unique mum and baby class draws on elements of baby massage, baby yoga, rhythm and rhyme and baby sensory experiences to create one very powerful combination. From easing infant ailments, aiding their development, growing your connection and learning about baby’s key stages amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.
Daisy offers a selection of classes, workshops and group sessions that meet the needs of expectant mums and new parents from early pregnancy right through to toddlerhood – a continuous perinatal support that helps you to achieve a positive pregnancy, confident birth and an informed and supported journey to confident motherhood.
Enjoying a positive pregnancy, preparing for your confident birth and cutting through the overwhelm that can come from all the confusing advice out there as you find your way with your little one is what all new mums hope for. With the help of your local Daisy Teacher and in the safety of your Daisy community you can positively impact your whole 1001 day journey of continuous perinatal support to confident motherhood.
So why do I do what I do?
The birth of my first baby left me slightly stunned to say the least, my baby was early, labour was incredibly quick, natural up to a point and I loved every second of it until I got to hospital. I had really wanted a calm and relaxed water birth but when I reached the hospital this was not meant to be. I had the feeling of losing control and this resulted in a bed birth that I definitely didn’t want and my beautiful little boy was born in emergency obstetric unit (EOU).
Fast forward to baby number two and I knew that I definitely didn’t want to have this baby in the EOU, I wanted my water birth but I wanted feel in control of this birth unlike the last. Lots of reading about birth / hypnobirthing/ relaxation and googling positive birth stories followed and I stumbled upon The Daisy Foundation website.
Sadly, there weren’t any local classes that I could attend but it all made perfect sense to me, a pregnancy classes that offered all the best elements of the things I had been researching, with the goal to help women have a positive birth experience.
Baby number 2 was born in the pool, relaxed, calm and just as I had wanted. I felt more in tune with my body this time, in control and empowered.
4 Months after having baby number two, I trained as a Daisy Foundation teacher as i knew i wanted to deliver their comprehensive range of classes to help women on their journey to motherhood.
I absolutely love the ethos behind Daisy which is to provide continuous perinatal support to achieve a positive pregnancy, confident birth and an informed and supported journey to confident motherhood and we now offer support through our classes until your baby is 2!
It’s a privilege being able to support women through their pregnancy with Daisy Birthing and then when mums are ready to join a postnatal class, it gives me great joy to welcome them back with their new baby to our lovely relaxed baby classes for Daisy Tinies Baby Massage, Daisy Wrigglers Baby Yoga and Daisy Cruisers Toddler Yoga.
So if you are expecting or recently had a new baby, please get in touch. I would love to welcome you into a class soon!