This structured course helps couples to prepare together for
their birth and becoming parents.
It covers what to expect, how to make decisions and to
work out and get the kind of birth and experiences you
Partners are helped to become both involved and
Options around medical methods of pain relief and
interventions are discussed. There is an emphasis on hands-on
practice of breathing, relaxation and active birth
Practical help and information about breastfeeding and
early parenting ensures that couples think beyond birth to
greeting their babies and life as parents.
At a reunion
afterwards everyone celebrates the babies and shares
It was in the couples' course when my partner and I began
to feel as a team, that we could work together on this.
Jessica gave a lot of emphasis on the men being active -
taking part in the birth and the caring of the baby.
It was both our lives that were going to be turned
upside. We gained confidence and I suppose the baby did the
same with us.
I was initially dreading the classes and refused to believe I needed to come to so many.
But i found the whole course really beneficial.
K said that she couldn't have coped nearly so well without me there for every contraction.
Couples' Courses for Birth and Parenting
takes place on Wednesdays 7.45-10pm. It is an eight week
course for pregnant women and their partners. It takes place
during the last trimester of pregnancy.
• Active Birth Yoga
• Couples' Courses for Birth and Parenting
• Postnatal Groups
• Extras: Refresher classes and extra support
By signing up to Jessica's courses you are booking
yourself in for a complete package: Active Birth Yoga,
Couples and Postnatal.
I read about 20 pregnancy and birth books and my partner
didn't read any so it was great to have him come to the
classes to talk things through in a non-rushed way and with
opportunity to talk to other couples about it too.
It also helped to hear new parents' birth stories in
such detail so fresh in their minds and to get the
opportunity to ask questions.
Jessica did a good job of being non-judgemental and at
including the men, not patronising them and talking about
things from their point of view and including them.