Over time many women have forgotten that "birth” is a natural and normal process as they have been bombarded by the medical side of pregnancy and birth and negative images from TV and movies, and their friends and family members negative birth experiences.
Antenatal classes held at the maternity hospitals are primarily focused on the policies and procedures of the hospital, and what could go wrong and the drugs and interventions that are available and this is also good to know and understand.
However, this is an opportunity for me to provide all women (pregnant or those contemplating pregnancy) and couples with information and education about pregnancy, labour and birth from all angles.
It is about going back to basics.
Your pregnancy and birth is unique to you - nobody can guarantee an outcome and nobody can guarantee how you will birth.
The goal of this course is to provide you with tools and techniques to release fear and doubt, increase relaxation, provide pain relief options and train your partner how to be the very best support person they can be to help you achieve your positive, calm birth no matter how your baby is born.
There are 7 modules plus bonus extras that cover what is happening in your body, the amazing mind / body connection, your emotions and hormones as well as relaxation techniques, how fear affects your labour and birth, the stages of labour and what to expect, guidance for your birth partner and how they can support you most effectively, medical and natural induction methods, medical and natural pain relief methods, using essential oils safely, setting up your birth space, labour and birth positions, special circumstances, delayed cord clamping, placenta encapsulation, what to take to the hospital, breastfeeding, nappy changing and so much more.
You will also have access to relaxation meditations and visualisations to help you feel more relaxed and calm and guide you through releasing stress and tension.
Birth is about bringing a new person into the world and this should be a celebration and a calm, yet exciting experience. The way a woman feels about her birth afterwards can have a profound effect on her postpartum experience.
My role as a Childbirth Educator and Coach is to assist you to go into your birth experience feeling educated and believing in your body - that it can birth without doubt or fear, but preparing yourself for any birth outcome.
This online course is to help prepare you and support you through your pregnancy leading up to your birth.
I want you to enjoy your pregnancy, and to really marvel at the child that you have growing inside you.
When you hold your newborn in your arms and feel their skin against your skin, when their smell fills your nostrils, you will understand just how amazing you are - the strong capable woman that gave birth to new life.
All the very best,
Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Coach
My name is Vicki Hobbs and I have been running my own self-development and pregnancy related business since 2004.
I have studied in many different healing modalities from bodywork to the mind, as I believe that what works for one person may not help the next.
We are all individuals with different needs.
Now my interests really resonate with women at all the different stages of their life - from preconception, through pregnancy and motherhood to the more mature time in a woman's life. At all these different stages we are challenged by our journey and can sometimes doubt our abilities and our own power.
I want to help women handle stress better and to feel strong, confident and prepared for anything.
I love learning, and every day I learn new things about myself, my family, my environment and the people I share my life with. I am not perfect, I am always having to go back over my own healing on different levels and work on myself, as well as share my skills and experience with others.
Sometimes we need an independent person to help us on our life path.