Birth preparation: workshops for pregnant women and their birth partners

What will giving birth be like? Until you've experienced it, it's almost impossible to imagine; but you can prepare yourself, by ensuring you have all the information and support you need to feel confident, and to make choices that are right for you. Our workshops cover the following – but can also be tailored to specific needs:

  • What happens at each stage of labour
  • Helpful positions for labour and the principles of active birth
  • The hormones of birth and how to get the best from your birthing body
  • The mind/body connection and preparing psychologically for birth
  • How your birth partner can best support you in labour, both emotionally and practically
  • Self-help pain relief, breathing, relaxation and massage
  • Addressing fears and anxieties around birth
  • Bringing awareness to the baby in labour and finding out what it means to be a baby advocate

Dates, times and prices vary; please see further details below. Your birth partner may be your spouse, partner or close friend or relative. Booking essential for all workshops.



Louise Bennett 07966 848 505 or 01384 441 713 Next dates: please contact for forthcoming workshop dates; private sessions by appointment (£40 per couple).


Jessica Adams  07818 407 796 £40 per person/£75 per couple. Venue: Comfortable home environment in Southville, South Bristol.

Sarah Lambert 0117 382 7042 or 07851 739 334 Venue: Bristol Zen Dojo, 91-93 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8AT. 

Ly Malnick 07843 377 718 or 0117 923 2223

Dominique Sakoilsky 07969 204 763  £40 per person, £80 per couple. Venue: Cairns Road Clinic, 26 Cairns Road, Bristol BS6 7T



Jo Slator 07796263726 or Private classes throughout Somerset  and monthly classes at Highbridge and Yanley Court as well as evening classes please contact Jo for more details and cost