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The Essex Birth Company - Home birth
Home Birth Preparation Workshops

Do you feel prepared for a home birth? Are you nervous about being away from a hospital setting to have your baby?

Have you written an informed birth plan and thought about your choices if you needed to transfer to hospital?

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

Would you like to know about the stages of labour, what you can do to support yourself and what will happen to your body and to your baby during birth?

These are a few of the things we talk about during my home birth preparation workshops, but we cover so much more

We will work through a 60 page guide 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 home birth experience. 

The Essex Birth Company - Home birth preparation
Discussion Topics
  • Coping mechanisms, for example TENS, aromatherapy, massage, breathing, water, affirmations, gas and air, oxytocin, partner support, sustaining energy.

  • We will discuss the safety of home birth and look at the evidence for this.

  • Rights to a home birth. Birth outside of NHS guidelines and home birth when you're labelled 'high risk'.

  • How to assess obstetric risk in a holistic way and how to navigate the maternity system.

  • The benefits of upright birthing, utilising gravity, and movement.

  • Hormones associated with birth. How to increase the hormones that support labour and birth.

  • Transfers to hospital, the likelihood, things to consider, when it is and is not necessary.

  • Biomechanics for birth and foetal positioning.

  • We will break down each stage of labour, discussing what may happen and what you can do to promote a happy, relaxed, and productive birth.

  • Preparation for your chosen birth partner.

  • Preparing your home and considering additional elements, such as birth pools.

  • Preparing other children and pets who may be present.

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

Woman in a birth pool
Workshop Details


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


£250 for approx. 

2 x 2.5 hour sessions for birthing person and birth partner/s.

With the option to add birth pool and TENS machine hire

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