A private Consultation takes two-and-a-half hours, just you, your partner and me in the comfort of your own home.
Both are informative if intensive workshops.
We practise various breathing exercises in the different stages of labour.
We cover a number of back massage and relaxing techniques. I explain the different possibilities about pain relief. We also try out different birthing positions that can be useful during labour.
The big difference is that the One-Weekend course gives us much more time to cover topics such as the C section, vacuum, waterbirth, the first week with your newborn and a possible post-natal depression.
You can interact with other international expectant couples. At the end of the day you have an opportunity to share ideas with the other couples and we do a rehearsal “Time line puzzle” to see if everything you learned in the course is clear. We finish with an empowering birthing film.
In both the weekend course and the private consultation, I provide handouts with homework, summaries and a timeline for dads during labour, and referral to other relevant ways to prepare yourself for birth.
In the One-Weekend course you also receive the PowerPoint presentation afterwards.