Coffee/fruit/mint tea mornings!
Our parent and baby meet ups will run regularly at The Tipsy Bean,Caversham!
This means that all you lovely parents and parents-to-be can meet up, have a chat and share positive birth stories. You can also enjoy a drink and a slice of cake too, and babies and toddlers are very welcome.
Local birth practitioners will also be at our mother and baby group to share their expertise and offer advice. These groups will be a great way to make friends or find out exactly what hypnobirthing entails and how it helps.
You can read more below about our recent coffee morning…
August mum and baby group
We held the first of many Boldly Glow ‘bumps, babies and beyond’ coffee mornings on a sunny Wednesday in August. And it’s just as well the sun came out, as we ran out of chairs and spilled out into the garden. The turnout was fantastic – over 15 grown ups and 4 babies (ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months) all came along.
Everyone had a chance to chat eat cake and share positive stories about hypnobirthing classes and their hypnobirths.
Our hypnobirthing mums-to-be said how much the hypnobirthing techniques had helped them with their pregnancies. Many said they’d slept better as a result or remained calm during times of everyday-stress. And they all said how excited they now felt about birth after completing the classes.
One of our dads-to-be said the classes had helped him feel more confident and excited about birth and as a result he now understood that he had an active role to play during labour.
Our recent hypnobirthing mums said the breathing techniques had helped them and their partners remain calm during labour, and all reported having positive births – despite one or two taking a long time or having complications.
We had some local experts on hand too: Rachel Fitz, breastfeeding specialist extraordinaire doled out practical advice and demoed how to make a baby sling from a shawl. Sian Morris, an acupuncturist based in Reading explained how acupressure can help minimise discomfort during labour. Jo Hanks, a local prenatal yoga teacher also popped in to talk to mums about the benefits of prenatal yoga.
The atmosphere was fantastic and the morning provided a chance for like-minded people to chat about pregnancy, birth and babies. We also had some pregnant women attend to find out more about hypnobirthing.
So, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came along, and to all those who baked, brought cake and spread the word about positive birth. We will be holding our next coffee morning on 14th October at the Caversham Children’s Centre, so if you’ve been to one of our classes, are booked on, or just interested in finding out more, we look forward to seeing you there.