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Birth preparation Courses

COVID 19 UPDATE*****please note-some services are offered  in person, and some via video calls/zoom virtual packages.

Free support via email/telephone/Whatsapp is available for 30 mins for those in need


Whatever your circumstances or background, I support all parents and all women and birthing people. I also support surrogate families, those having an IVF or multiple pregnancy, or if you have any individual needs, all parents-to-be are welcomed.

Together we can maximize your potential for a POSITIVE birth, where you feel respected and in control. Together we can discuss your birth preferences, plans and options, and your parenting choices.

I have experience working in all birth settings, home, hospital and theatre. I work comfortably alongside Midwives, Doctors, Consultants and Paediatricians, with you as the person in control of all your choices.

If you are considering DOULA SUPPORT AT YOUR BIRTH, please see Birth Doula page for more information. 

Antenatal education that is focused on practical information, which will help you feel more confident about your labour and birth. A birth partner or friend can join any course free of charge, and learn ways to support you, whatever kind of birth you may have.

Course Content

Subjects will be your choice depending on your circumstances and which course you choose, but may include:

  • Discussing your Birth Plans,, options and preferences*

  • Where to have your baby

  • Baby's position in late pregnancy

  • Spontaneous labour

  • Early labour signs and coping in early labour*

  • The environment in the labour room*

  • Induction of labour

  • Eating and drinking in labour*

  • The importance of hormones*

  • Stages and mechanisms of labour

  • Being mobile and active, changing positions in labour*

  • Relaxation in labour*

  • Birth partner support*

  • Waterbirth

  • Home birth

  • Pain management options*

  • Your options if things change

  • Decision making techniques*

  • Massage and Rebozo scarf techniques

  • Caesarean Birth or Birth after Caesarean (VBAC)

  • Consultant care

  • Breech position

  • Multiple Birth

  • IVF 

  • Previous traumatic birth

  • Immediate postnatal issues (placenta, cutting the cord etc)*

  • Postpartum preparation

  • Early new born care

Private Birth Preparation Course

The course consists of either one or two antenatal classes, in your home (or at a venue you prefer), or at 'THE SNUG' at the GOODBIRTH office, or via video calls or zoom sessions. A birth partner or friend can attend free of charge. Subjects relevant to you will be discussed, so that you will approach your birth with more knowledge and confidence.

The antenatal class is focused on your own individual needs. Together we can discuss your expectations, hopes and fears. I can guide you through the information available, so that you can make truly informed choices. I can help you to work out what is fact, what is a myth and to understand your options. You can choose which option suits you-one or two meetings. Prepare for your birth in a relaxing, informal way, that is focused only on your needs.

£75 for two meetings (approx 3 hrs each) at your home 

£65 at the Snug or via  Zoom or video calls


£45 for one meeting (approx 3 hrs)at your home

£35 at the Snug or via Zoom or video calls

I cover areas in South Devon including Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Totnes, Dartmouth, Newton Abbott, and Teignmouth. UK/International for virtual support.

Birth Preparation Courses and Pregnancy Groups available at 'THE SNUG' at Goodbirth in Torbay.

A relaxing, welcoming, nurturing space. Small groups and courses, or private courses available.

Please contact me for more details, dates and directions. 

***face to face group courses suspended temporarily due to restrictions

Pregnancy Doula(virtual- £250)

please ask for information 

Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Circle  (***FULLY BOOKED, spaces from Sept 2021)

Birth Partner Birth Prep

VBAC Birth Prep

Waterbirth Birth Prep

Homebirth Birth Prep

Hospital Birth Prep

C section Birth prep 

(contact Goodbirth for more details-limited availability)

Hypnobirthing courses

Please see service menu above

Newborn Parent Course

For parents to be, grandparents or anyone who would like to learn about how to care for a new born baby. This forms part of the Birth Doula service but can be arranged as a separate class. Feeding, bathing, nappies, settling baby and so much more! Available as video sessions.

2 hour session-£25

Birth Debrief 

Talking through a previous birth experience, in a supportive, non judgmental, confidential session. A nurturing, positive start to help you prepare for your next birth with more confidence. This is not a Counselling service, and you will be advised to seek formal Counselling if needed. Birth partner or friend welcome to attend free.

2 hour session - £25 or included in booked Birth Doula service or Hypnobirthing courses

Please contact me to discuss your needs. I believe all parents should have access to all these services regardless of circumstance or finances. Flexible times and prices can be discussed. Skill/service swap considered.