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Before Birth @ The Nest (5-week block)

The Nest Low Fell Wed 08/06 - 13/07 (excluding 08/06/22) 19:00-21:00

  • Started 8 Jun
  • 60 British pounds
  • The Nest Low Fell

Service Description

Before Birth is a Mindful Wellbeing and Positive Birth Preparation Group for you as an expectant parent at The Nest, Low Fell on Wednesdays from 01st June - 13th July (*excluding 08/06/22). Each weekly session is designed to ease the transition into parenthood and to support your wellbeing and that of baby during pregnancy and onwards. You will learn skills to calm, soothe & tune inwards, being guided to explore your identity as an expectant parent (be it your first, or subsequent baby), connecting with yourself, your baby & loved ones. Focusing on your mental well-being, offering support, ideas & questions to build resilience, cope with and accept the challenges, learning to trust your instincts & being able reach out for help when required. Emotions not only have an impact on an expectant parent, but also on baby in utero too. As such, it is so important that we try to manage and understand our thoughts & feelings with kindness, whilst finding tools to support healthy emotional regulation. A huge part of managing our emotions during pregnancy & as a new parent is having a tribe of other parents to share with & to feel validated. Whether this is your first baby or subsequent, by coming along to Before Birth each week you are supporting not only your health & wellbeing, but also that of your baby. Each week has a different wellbeing theme: 1. Nurture 2. Emotions 3. Connections 4. Nourish 5. Recovery & Resilience 6. Transformation & Identity Sessions include: Introduction Wellbeing discussion Journaling Guided Relaxations Calming Techniques Breathwork Affirmations Gratitude Circle We will also talk about additional topics relevant to pregnancy, birth & postpartum including: Sleep / Rest & Essential birth hormones Self-care during pregnancy & onwards Fear vs calm response The Uterus Position of baby Active birth Stages of labour Your rights A tool to aid communication Simple relaxation techniques Creating your birth & postpartum plan The course costs £60 for the remaining 5 weeks, or £15 drop-in. In line with covid safety & infection control, members are required to bring their own yoga mat / birth ball / pillow should they wish to use these. Chairs provided. Sessions are led by Katy Williams, founder of Birthscapes, mummy to one, trained Occupational Therapist, Hypnobirthing Teacher, birth trauma practitioner & Perinatal Specialist. Katy provides holistic support with maternal wellbeing being at the heart of Birthscapes services.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 417 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, UK