Antenatal Hypnobirthing classes for new parents and their partners

In-person, down-to-earth childbirth education classes covering everything about your birth and the early days of parenthood, including evidence backed hypnobirthing techniques for a calm comfortable birth. 

Classes take place in Cambridge City Centre, just a few minutes from the train station, in Mill Road. 

Birth Prep (4 sessions) £240
Postnatal Prep (2 sessions) £120
Full Course (6 sessions) £300

Antenatal Hypnobirthing class

Classes cover

Birth Basics

The 'nuts & bolts' of birth physiology. Understanding how your body works through the stages of labour, the hormonal changes and more

Your Toolbox of Techniques

Learn ways to a calmer, easier birth experience. We cover hypnobirthing techniques as well as movement, massage and positions for labour.

The Postnatal Period

Includes breastfeeding, newborn care and general survival tips.

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Our approach to antenatal education is unique.

Listen to Tracy talk about BirthSense classes

Our classes include a rigorous mix of evidence-based theory and practice delivered with positivity, honesty and humour. We aim to inform you, entertain you and sometimes, to challenge you!

There are no awkward ice-breakers or getting to know each other segments. Our 10 years of experience tell us that when you facilitate a warm, welcoming and interactive learning environment, friendships develop organically. Instead, our focus is on helping you to acquire essential knowledge and develop genuinely useful skills which will actually make a difference to your experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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We hope most of what you need to know is covered here but you are very welcome to get in touch with your questions.

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Bonus Features

In addition to all the course content, all participants get:

  • Access to all course material including slides, videos handouts etc
  • 17 different hypnobirthing relaxation MP3’s
  • Access to a padlet with links to over 100 useful articles, videos and recommended services/products and exclusive discount codes
  • A dedicated whatsapp group for each cohort
  • Ongoing support from your course leader AND a Rosie Midwife who is in each whatsapp group to answer any clinical questions.

What Will You Learn?

The BirthSense course combines the very best elements of modern antenatal education with the most effective hypnobirthing techniques to bring you a fully comprehensive birth and early days parenting course covering everything you need to know. You can choose to attend a 4 session course focusing on birth preparation or a 2 session course focusing on the postnatal period or, for maximum value, do all 6 sessions!

Our course is a one stop shop, truly covering everything you need to know, no matter what kind of birth you are planning to have. There’s no toxic positivity no hidden agenda and absolutely no judgement. Whether you are hoping for an unmedicated water birth at home, or are planning to take all the drugs they will give you, this course will leave you feeling better informed, more prepared and more confident as you prepare to meet your new baby.

Session 1: Birth 101

  • The physiology of labour
  • The role of the limbic brain and how to hack your birth hormones
  • The stages of labour
  • Options for pain relief
  • Top tips for an easier, quicker more comfortable birth

Session 2: Hypnobirthing

  • What is hypnobirthing and how does it work?
  • Developing a positive mindset
  • Using MP3’s and affirmations
  • Acheiving a deep state of relaxation
  • Language and the importance of suggestions
  • Breathing techniques
  • Visualisations
  • How your birth partner can help

Session 3: Active Birth

  • Encouraging baby into a good position
  • Movement and positioning for an easier birth
  • Massage and counter pressure for labour
  • Choosing your environment – home, birth centre or hospital
  • Water birth
  • What to expect from your care providers; options, choices and
  • informed decision making

Session 4: Navigating your options if the plan needs to change

  • Induction of labour
  • Caesarean birth
  • Assisted Birth
  • How to make a genuinely useful birth/care plan
  • How your birth partner can advocate for you

Session 5: Breastfeeding

  • How breastfeeding works; establishing a good milk supply
  • How to attach your baby to the breast; the fundamentals of a comfortable latch
  • How to know if your baby is drinking well and getting enough milk
  • Laid back breastfeeding
  • Expressing
  • Common challenges in the first few weeks
  • Where to get help and support

Session 6: Early days parenting

  • The fourth trimester; getting things off to a smooth start
  • Bottle feeding
  • Infant sleep – what’s normal?
  • Reducing the risk of SIDS
  • Soothing your crying baby
  • Managing your mental health as new parents

Bonus Features

In addition to all the course content, all participants get:

  • Access to all course material including slides, videos handouts etc
  • 17 different hypnobirthing relaxation MP3’s
  • Access to a padlet with links to over 100 useful articles, videos and recommended services/products and exclusive discount codes
  • A dedicated whatsapp group for each cohort
  • Ongoing support from your course leader AND a Rosie Midwife who is in each whatsapp group to answer any clinical questions.

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Cambridge Antenatal and Hypnobirthing - the original BirthSense course

Previously taught at the Rosie Hospital, BirthSense classes now take place on Mill Rd in central Cambridge, just a few minutes from the train station.

It doesn’t matter whether you expect to have your baby at home, in the Rosie’s amazing birth centre or at the friendly maternity unit at Hinchingbrooke we’ll cover all your options.

See all our upcoming antenatal classes in Cambridge

  • Cambridge – June/July Course 2024

    Mondays 7pm – 9:00pm

    Session 1 Monday 3 June
    Session 2 Monday 10 June
    Session 3 Monday 17 June
    Session 4 Monday 24 June
    Session 5 Monday 1 July
    Session 6 Monday 8 July

    Sessions 1-4 cover birth preparation and sessions 5 & 6 cover the postnatal…

    Space for 1 couples still available

  • Cambridge – Sept/Oct Course 2024

    Mondays 7pm – 9:00pm

    Session 1 Monday 2 September
    Session 2 Monday 9 September
    Session 3 Monday 16 September
    Session 4 Monday 23 September
    Session 5 Monday 30 September
    Session 6 Monday 7 October

    Sessions 1-4 cover birth preparation and sessions 5 & 6 cover the postnatal…

    Space for 7 couples still available

  • Cambridge – Oct/Nov Course 2024

    Mondays 7pm – 9:00pm

    Session 1 Monday 28 October
    Session 2 Monday 4 November
    Session 3 Monday 11 November
    Session 4 Monday 18 November
    Session 5 Monday 25 November
    Session 6 Monday 2 December

    Sessions 1-4 cover birth preparation and sessions 5 & 6 cover the postnatal…

    Space for 8 couples still available

Class location

Address

St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BD