Antenatal classes & Hypnobirthing for expectant parents
What is Bare Birthing?
We have been growing, birthing and raising babies for hundreds of thousands of years. And yet so many of us go into the experience feeling scared of birth and doubting our instincts as new parents.
The aim of Bare Birthing's antenatal courses is to arm you with all the information you need to be able to trust yourself when it comes to bringing your babies into the world. There is no cheat sheet here - no set of things you must do, rules you must follow, or certain type of birth you should have. My classes aim to assure you of your own ability to birth and raise your baby, make you feel truly ready to bring them into this world, and empower you to make your own choices and decisions along the way. To help you be able to go along with the twists and turns of your birth, to adapt expectations, to have a positive experience regardless of how and where your baby arrives.
Every person is welcome at Bare Birthing, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or disability.
In-person courses are held in Sheffield, but the online private antenatal course can be done from anywhere in the world via video call.
In Sheffield or Online
These courses aim to provide you with all you need to know about your body, birth, and baby when it comes to pregnancy, labour and beyond.
We'll cover extensive information about what to expect from your birth - both physically and practically - plus hypnobirthing techniques to help you stay calm & relaxed during the whole journey. We can also cover some gentle movement (similar to pregnancy yoga) to help relax you and encourage baby into a good position. The aim is for you to finish the course feeling informed, empowered, relaxed and ready.
I'm Lucy, and that tiny person is my daughter Betty.
It was her birth that inspired me to start Bare Birthing - during my pregnancy, the information I discovered, the positive birth stories I immersed myself in and the Hypnobirthing tools I learnt resulted in the most wonderful, calm, positive birth. I realised that if more people had access to this information, learnt that you do not need to fear birth, and knew their options, then so many more people could look back on the experience with joy and pride.
Birth is not something we simply have to 'get through'. A healthy baby is not 'all that matters'. You matter, what you want matters, your experience matters. A positive birth is such a fantastic stepping stone into new parenthood, and one that we all deserve.
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