This 2h session is for you and your (birth) partner to develop more confidence as you prepare for labour. Think of this session as a « birth rehearsal ». Very practical and hands-on and packed with useful tips, you’ll learn the physiological and mechanical principles of an Active Birth and what positions, movements and breathing patterns are conducive of a more comfortable and empowered labour experience.
You’ll practice and get confident with the most favourable movements and positions women spontaneously take in labour when free to move around. You will learn how to manage the contractions and how to relax and recuperate in-between them. Partners learn simple comfort measures to get positively involved and support you through the experience, such as massage and entrainement breathing.
If you are already attending Sophie’s prenatal yoga classes, you’ll recognize some of the movements which we’ll go deeper into exploring in the context of birth.
Best attended in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy (ideally around week 35-37). This is YOUR session. The content is tailored to YOUR needs, such as the environment you have chosen for your birth or other birth preferences you may already have.
You will receive handouts and audio/video material to help you practice some of the exercises at home for the last weeks into your pregnancy.
This session is available as an in-person class at Sophie’s home studio in Schaerbeek (Square Riga) ( also online but best if we can meet). Contact Sophie for more details: email@example.com +32 (0)499 41 41 91 sophieyoga.net Book directly: here
Sophie qualified in 2008 as an Active Birth teacher and has since been teaching prenatal/postnatal yoga and birth preparation sessions in London, then Brussels. She is also a trained Doula with Paramana Doula and a hypnobirthing practitioner. Her private and group sessions offer the pregnant women and couples she works with powerful tools to empower them through their birthing experience and the early stages of parenting.