It is a 3 - 3 and a half hour workshop and is presented once a month on a Saturday morning from 9:30-12:30/13:00 . Included in the Workshop is the following:
Working with your body (how the uterus muscles work during labour & hormones released and how one can work with your body and not against it)
The Role of the Environment During Labour (how to create a positive atmosphere)
Positions to Help Labour Progress
Timing of Contractions & Knowing When to Transfer to Hospital
Information on Various Possible Interventions at Hospital (to prepare you in the case of this being necessary)
Helpful Tips Regarding Things to Take With to Assist in Managing Labour
Questions & Answers
I designed this course so that you and husband/ birth companion have practical skills and techniques to use in labour. Couples that have done this workshop have left saying that they felt more positive and empowered with regards to their labour and birth. One husband on my last workshop said that all husbands should do this course as he realised just how much he can do to support his wife and that he too is an active member of the labouring process.
Please come with any questions that you may have. The course is held in Pretoria East (out on Garsfontein Rd behind The Hills).
Hi Samala. I want to thank you for your wonderful workshop. My beautiful boy was born on Wednesday morning and the experience was so amazing! Everything went so quick and without a hitch, and all your advice really helped me so much! It was a beautiful birth and I am so glad I was able to experience the beauty and joy of a completely natural birth. It was worlds apart from my experience with my daughter's birth as far as pain goes - our bodies truly are geared for this and interference (medically necessary or not) really does make a painful difference. Thanks again and keep doing what you're doing - moms like me need you! Love, Luzanne