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Birth & Postnatal Workshop

Pregnancy, birth and becoming a new parent can seem like an overwhelming journey into the unknown.


Do you know what to expect from labour and birth? Are you clear about your rights and choices? Are you worried about caring for a new born baby? Maybe you want to breastfeed, but don’t know anything about latch and attachment.                   


It doesn’t have to be a time of anxiety and fear. With some preparation and support, you can head into this transitional period full of excitement and joy. It helps that Kirstie is a qualified life coach, trauma rewind practitioner and a trainee counsellor to create a fully holistic and bespoke workshop. 

During this extensive workshop, we will cover everything that is included in The Essex Birth Company's Birth Preparation Workshop. Also, everything from the Postnatal Planning Workshop, plus extra content to support your journey.

At the end of our time together you will feeling confident about your pregnancy, knowledgeable about your labour and birth, and excited about the postnatal period. Kirstie is also an experienced infant feeding peer supporter, which can come in very handy.


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Further discussion topics 

Please also see the content from the individual birth preparation & postnatal planning workshops which are included in this package


  • Antenatal Expression of colostrum. 

  • Birth rights and obstetric risk.

  • Bishop’s score and the ‘favourable’ cervix.

  • Induction method and decision making about this intervention.

  • Assisted delivery and caesarean birth choices.

  • What makes a medical or caesarean birth more likely.

  • Labour and birth for birth partners.

  • The first forty days (western culture, expectations, and traditional methods).

  • 'Normal' nappies and poop.

  • Breastfeeding/ Formula feeding / Responsive feeding.

  • Expressing and storing breast milk.

  • Hunger cues.

  • Postnatal depression and mental health wellness.

  • Optimising your chances of sleep, safer sleeping and realistic expectations.

  • General baby care (bathing, nappy changing, entertainment, tummy time, cord care, wellness, jaundice).

  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation with postnatal yoga guidance.

  • Self-care as a non-negotiable part of life.


Plus, a lot more to ensure you’re confident, prepared and feel powerful.

“ I highly recommend Kirstie to anyone wanting to feel safe, empowered and excited about their birth experience. ” 

Birth preparation client 2022

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Workshop Details
  • 6 hours (2 x 3hr) sessions to discuss the antenatal period, labour and birth.

  • 3 hours (1 x 3hr) session to discuss postnatal planning.

  • You will take away a 150 page guide created by The Essex Birth Company containing lots of support information. We will work through this guide during our sessions.

£400 (for 9 hours) for birthing person and birth partner/s.

With the option to add birth pool and TENS machine hire

I can facilitate sessions via Zoom, in your home or in my home overlooking the Essex countryside with tea and cake. 

Consultation is not available during labour and birth. If this is something you would like to add please get in touch or take a look at my birth doula package

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