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WE ARE STILL OPEN - Certain courses resuming face-to-face at the end of August - Contact us for details! WE ARE STILL OPEN - Certain courses resuming face-to-face at the end of August - Contact us for details!

Teddington

Place of Birth & Labour & Your Plan A

with Midwife Emily

Thursday 1 October, 7.00 - 9.00pm, The Park Hotel

Why does your place of birth matter? What are your genuine options? Physiology & mental processes at work. When to go in, pain relief, birth preparation etc. Lots of time for questions and discussions.

Pain Relief & Caesareans & Your Plan B

with Obstetrician and Midwife Emily

Tuesday 6 October  7.00 - 9.00pm, The Park Hotel

Hosted by an Obstetrician, with time dedicated entirely to caesarean sections. Expanding upon previous lesson. links to online Strep B testing kits given out. Inductions, instrumental birth pain relief etc.

Partners at Birth and Complementary Therapies 

with Midwife Emily

Tuesday 13 October, 7.00 - 9.00pm, The Park Hotel

One entertaining hour specifically on the role of birth partners. Followed by one interactive hour on aromatherapy and reflexology. Great fun and lots to learn!

Baby feeding and Life With a Baby

with Midwife Emily

Tuesday 20 October, 7.00 - 9.00pm, The Park Hotel

90 minutes on the mechanics and emotional pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Expressing, storing milk, etc. Thirty minutes on the early days of returning from hospital, dealing with guests, emotional and identity impact, demands on your relationship etc.

Newborn Care and signs of illness in the first 6-8 weeks

with Midwife Emily

Tuesday 27 October, 7.00 - 9.00pm, The Park Hotel

This newly added class will equip you to understand your baby and monitor for signs of unwellness. What is normal and what may be cause for concern? Safe sleeping habits, room temperature, nappy care, cord care, rashes, eye-care, cradle cap, vomiting, choking etc.

Pub lunch social 

Sunday 25 October, 2pm, The Park Hotel

Post-natal meet-up

with Midwife Emily

Date TBC after all babies have been born, The Park Hotel and Restaurant, Teddington

Teddington babies due November - December 2020

£300.00
Price per couple

Babies due between 1 November - 31 December 2020

We welcome couples and people from Teddington and all the surrounding areas including (but not limited to) Twickenham, Hampton, Kingston, Richmond, Kew and Isleworth.

5 antenatal sessions
1 social gathering
1 post-natal session 

Free copy of The Happy Birth Book

Ongoing Midwife support by phone and email

ABOUT OUR COURSE

Our classes are unique. We provide invaluable continuity of care through midwife Emily as well as introducing you to a wide-range of local experts: an Obstetrician, Lactation Consultant, Birth Recovery Specialist, Doulas and Hypnotherapist. The very best in their fields, they will give you priority access to them if you want any extra support.

From the moment you sign up, we send you a copy of The Happy Birth book. Plus, your dedicated Midwife will be on hand to answer any questions by phone and email - there is nothing they haven't heard before!

We also offer our very own comprehensive 4-hour Hypnobirthing workshop which compliments our ante-natal course perfectly. Megan, our fully-qualified Hypnobirthing Coach will train you to cope with labour by harnessing the power of the mind, perfecting breathing techniques and learning to use visualisations. It is invaluable for any type of birth, including cesarean sections. Knowing how to stay calm is also useful for life as a parent! ⁣For further details and to book onto this course, click here. 

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WHO YOU'LL MEET ON THE COURSE

Emily Stormonth Darling

Aromatherapist & Midwife

About Emily

When Emily isn't running our Teddington course, she is a midwife at Chelsea & Westminster, a qualified aromatherapist and specialist in Reflex Zone Therapy (RZT) for pregnancy and birth. Mum to a four-year-old son (and a dog!) she is based in West London, from where she runs her own business selling personal blends through Etsy and creating content for her successful Instagram account. A truly modern midwife, with women at the heart of all her work, Emily is loved by all the couples she teaches in Teddington and also meets in Chiswick where she hosts our complimentary therapies class.

Where you'll meet Emily

At our 'Aromatherapy & Reflexology' session

WHAT OUR COUPLES SAY

"Great informative classes in a relaxed environment exactly what we were looking for! Loved all the laughter from our group, who new antenatal could be so much fun! We felt comfortable asking any questions within the class as the environment was relaxed with partners included in conversations. The obstetrician led and the place of birth evenings were very informative and something I could not have found in a book."

Jenna Carter

"Really informative and done in a relaxed, fun & supportive way. Having spoken to friends who have done NCT, this is streets ahead. Being a first time Mum, all the information thrown at you can be a bit daunting but THBC covers everything you need to know and more without over whelming you and with a lot of laughs along the way. The added bonus of the amazing midwife being on hand is invaluable and was an enormous support to us when I had a few wobbles after the birth."

Lucie Young

"Amazing, holistic course covering pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding from all perspectives. Hypnobirthers, reflexologists, aromatherapists, obstetricians, nutritionists and more - honestly something for everyone to learn, from all angles! I cannot tell you how happy our birth was thanks to these classes. A fun, relaxed but informative way to prepare yourself for the most amazing experience of your lives!"

Lindsay Ratliff

ADD ON SESSIONS

Get organised before your baby arrives and book onto classes tailor-made for your due date! Secure your place now on our highly-popular post-natal sessions we pride ourselves on staying by your side even after your baby is born, at a time when you can feel lonely and isolated. As a new parent, you may be confused by conflicting advice so cut through the nonsense and stay with the team of practitioners you have come to trust. (NB - These classes are open to Non-Happy Birth Club members so book early to avoid missing out).

Any date that suits
you ante-natally

4-hour
workshop

Any date that suits 
ante or post-natally

2-hour
training

Date/time 
to suit you

1-2 hour
home visit

Suitable for babies aged between
six weeks and one year old 

5-week
course

FAQS

Do partners attend all sessions?
What's your cancellation policy?
What happens if I can't make one of the dates?
At what stage in pregnancy can I book onto the Hypnobirthing workshop?
Can I contact the midwife who teaches my course directly?

WHERE WILL YOUR SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

The Park Hotel 

19 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AB

Free parking in onsite car park
Teddington station (2 min)

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