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The Essex Birth Company - Caesarean
Caesarean Birth Workshop

Do you feel prepared for a caesarean birth? Are you holding on to fear and anxiety about this birth type? Maybe the need for a caesarean birth has come as a shock and you want to feel comfortable with the decision.

Have you written an informed birth plan stating your wishes?

Do you know your rights, and the choices you might be asked to make?

Would you like to know step by step what will happen on the day, and what will happen to your body, and to your baby during and after birth?

These are a few of the things we talk about during my caesarean preparation workshops, plus the postnatal period, but we cover so much more.

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Discussion Topics
  • Coping mechanisms, for example, aromatherapy, massage, breathing, affirmations, relaxation, music

  • We will discuss techniques to release any negative feelings and emotions towards a medical birth. I bring lots of techniques from my trauma and counsellor training to support you

  • We will practice a guided relaxation and you will be able to take this away to use during your birth

  • How to create a happy, calm, and memorable experience

  • We will talk through what it's like in theatre and who all the people are

  • We will discuss reasons for your caesarean birth and explore any alternatives if you are unsure about the choice

  • Rights for choosing your preferred birth type and birth outside of NHS guidelines

  • How to navigate the maternity system and get the best birth for your unique circumstances

  • Hormones associated with birth. How to increase the hormones that support bonding, relaxation and milk production

  • We will discuss in detail what you can do in the days leading up to your birth, the day of the birth and the immediate period afterwards

  • We will break down each stage of a caesarean birth, discussing what often happens and what you can do to promote a happy, relaxed and productive birth

  • Preparation for your birth partner. How they can be involved, what they can do to support the birth and during the postnatal period

  • How to prepare for birth in a way that achieves the best outcome for your family

  • We will discuss recovery and share lots of tips for the immediate postnatal period, whilst in hospital and at home


We will work through a 60 page guide created by The Essex Birth Company, which you get to keep. You can ask any questions that have been playing on your mind. You'll leave feeling confident, knowledgeable, and prepared for a positive caesarean birth experience

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Workshop Details

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


Sessions approx. 2 x 2 hour £250 for birthing person and birth partner/s.

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