what is the real birth workshop

antenatal class

The Real Birth Workshop© is a birth preparation antenatal class. This antenatal class will help you understand what happens during in labour and birth. You may be planning to give birth at home, in a birth centre or to have a hospital birth. Your antenatal care may be from your midwife, an obstetrician or even both. Whatever your care or birth preferences are your body is designed for this.

We help you understand your birthing body, where the discomfort or pain comes from and why it may be there. When you understand the body and the systems that work together, it will help you prepare for your birth. It will also help your birth partner, as we teach them techniques to support you, giving you both a tool kit!

Wherever you decide to give birth, the information you will get from our course will help you to plan and work with your body and will help you feel more comfortable during birth.

We have lot’s of information collected from postnatal women & people. They have told us how helpful the course has been during their birth. For example of how beneficial the Real Birth Workshop is, our most recent data shows that only 4% of women who took our specialist course used pethidine in their birth!

You can find The Real Birth Workshop all around the country.
We have teachers offering face to face and virtual classes, helping to promote choice, respect and dignity for your birth.

What to expect.

Finding out that you are pregnant often creates so many mixed feelings!

Alongside excitement or joy you may be also feeling nervous or anxious, all of which are totally normal. We help you to understand why you may be feeling the way that you do.

We spend time exploring today’s maternity services and the effect that has on pregnant women and people and their partners.

Then there are all the questions!

~What if my baby is breach;

~When to go to the hospital in labour ;

~What are the other benefits of skin to skin

~How will I know labour has started ;

~What if my baby is premature ;

~Will breathing techniques work in labour

~What do contractions feel like ;

Why do I feel anxious about birth?

Where do many of these questions come from? Some come from our friends and family, birth stories passed along! But not only from there.

The media often shows us unrealistic situations or circumstances that appear terrifying and dramatic!

Labour and birth are not in many cases the screaming trauma that TV portrays.

If you are looking for a factual and honest approach to labour and birth preparation classes, that help you feel reassured and knowledgeable about your birth choices, then we are exactly what you need.

Why is it important to be aware of choices that I may be offered?

This is exactly why The Real Birth Workshop exists.

In your birth, it is your body and the choices are yours to make. It is really important to be aware of the choices that may be offered to you. It is highly likely at some point in your pregnancy you will have a conversation about what you would like to do when offered tests, screening, birth preference, and even membranes sweeps or induction of labour.

There are some reasons that you may be offered these due to health reasons that could be beneficial. There may also be times when they are offered but you do not feel that this is right for you.

The Real Birth Workshop has been designed to help you explore these options, not to direct you, but help you to understand why they have been offered. Understanding your options will help you feel more confident. Having confidence in yourself and your body during pregnancy, labour and birth is empowering.

Our main goal is to help you to understand just how incredible your body is! We present this information in a unique way that no one else does. Our trademarked way of teaching has feedback and results that positively show, it does help you to have a more positive birth experience and feel more in control.


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We hope that by gaining a deeper understanding of you and your baby in birth, will help replace some of the myths with facts and a realistic perspective of labour and birth.


Knowing more about how your birthing body works, will help give you confidence in your body and learn about the amazing changes that your baby also makes. Systems that have been finely developed over 100’s of 1000’s of years!


We hope that the confidence you will start to feel after learning more about ‘the birthing you’, will help empower you to consider your options and choices from a balanced perspective. We also hope that the skills you learn will help you find techniques that support your choices in birth. Evidence tells us that this is highly possible!

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