The Bump to Baby Chapter

Antenatal Classes and Hypnobirthing

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WINNER of The Best Pregnancy Support Service in Gloucestershire 2017 with Gloucestershire’s Family Awards.

The home of midwife led antenatal education and hypnobirthing courses.

The (co) home of the Push It Real Good buggy walks.

Blogs for pregnant and new mothers.. Providing an online mothering community that’s honest and non-judgemental. Written by midwives and mothers.

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The Bump to Baby Chapter

Winner of 🌟The Best Pregnancy Support Service in Gloucestershire 2017🌟, The Bump to Baby Chapter has something for everyone. 🌟For expectant couple wanting to know all you need to know about labour, baby and those early days we have midwife led antenatal courses. 🌟For a second or third time mother wanting to birth without fear after a negative birth experience. There’s hypnobirthing one day classes for the busy Mum. 🌟Free blogs with tips on birth and baby for all 🌟Buggy walks in Cheltenham for new mothers to bring the sisterhood in motherhood. So whatever stage of pregnancy and whatever number baby have a look at the page, website and get involved 🌟
The Bump to Baby Chapter
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Calm and in control is what so many expectant mamas want from their birth. Anything other than that in birth sounds a bit scary don’t you think?

I for one, don’t want to feel scared. I don’t want to feel like labour is bigger than me. I don’t want to panic and I don’t want to be so “out of it” that I haven’t got a clue what’s going on around me.

But I know that to avoid all those feelings through the whole of my birth is probably a bit unrealistic. I know that there will be times where it gets overwhelming and actually that’s ok. It’s ok to go through times when you don’t feel calm or in control during labour, it’s about what you do and your birth partner does in that situation that will make you regain your confidence, control and feel calm again.

One of things I know helps me get my head in the game is concentrating on my breathing. Just a long breathe in through my nose and an even longer breathe out through my mouth. It’s something that we teach over here during hypnobirthing courses but something I also find so valuable in day to day life. I’ve been putting in extra effort to focus on this breathing before I go to bed because for me, I really want to feel aware of what’s going on during my labour and birth. I want to look as happy as this lady (Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories) when meeting my baby and I want to remember this feeling forever ❤️

What’s one thing that helps you feel calmer and in control?

Hypnobirthing course dates are continuing with midwife Oli, availability over on the website.

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