THE Stirling Birth School
Forth Valley's home for Antenatal Education,
Birth Preparation, Hypnobirthing and
Pregnancy Relaxation Classes.
When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change!
Find a Class for You
My mums-to-be only pregnancy class - ideal if you are looking to make friends, learn about birth and chill out after a long day! Each week we will discuss a birth topic, catch up and then finish with a guided meditation.
£60 (6 x 75min weekly class)
If you are planning an elective c-section it might feel like you don't have any choice or control left in your birth experience. This isn't the case and this class will show you why!
£75 (3hours 1:1 class, price includes birth partner.)
My complete, comprehensive group class for you and your birth partner combining antenatal education with fun! The ultimate birth preparation course. Available in Stirling and Larbert venues.
£195 (4 x 2.5hour weekly class, price includes birth partner.)
My complete class, delivered online! Why leave the house, or your jammies, if you don't have to! This is also a great option if you are planning a home birth - why not practise where you will be birthing?
£150 (4 x 2.5hour weekly class, price includes birth partner.)
A shorter, condensed version of my full course, packed with tips and tricks to prepare you for birth and still as fun! This is perfect if you are shorter on time before baby makes their arrival.
£95 (half day workshop, price includes birth partner.)
I offer 1:1 coaching for any couples planning their birth, tailored completely to you and your birth partner. A truly unique experience and the perfect way to bond as a couple before the birth of your baby.
Of course I will teach you everything you need to know about birth. My antenatal education content has been written by midwives and will give you such a detailed understanding of the physiology of birth so that you will actually understand what happens to your body. But we will also explore and challenge any fears and anxieties you may have and work together to build a positive mindset for birth. Don't underestimate the power of your mind on influencing your birth experience - even a little niggle of anxiety or doubt can magnify during birth! Combine our antenatal education and mental preparation with practical nuts and bolts for birth such as birth planning, massage techniques and birth bag tips and you will really feel like you are in control of you birth. Finally I will teach you relaxation techniques such as self-hypnosis as well as breathing exercises so that you are able to calmly and gently birth your baby. Most of my classes include a group option so that you can meet other parents-to-be and share experiences. They also include 1:1 support right up until your baby's birth. Just think of me as your Personal Trainer for birth! So why do you need to prepare for birth? Imagine telling people your birth story, and instead of recalling dramatic anecdotes, you could tell them of how wonderful it was. You could recount how involved and supportive your birth partner was. You could share how things perhaps didn't go quite to plan but you knew your choices and took control of the situation and still birthed your baby your way. My classes will give you the tools to make this incredibly special day, the day you meet your baby, be as positive as possible.
Giving birth to a small person is a monumental moment! It is life altering and will be an experience that will be remembered for the rest of your life. This is why birth preparation really does matter!
Or let me put it this way - did you plan for your wedding day? What about your own special birthday? Why should your baby's birthday be any different? There is a myth that you can't plan for birth - that you should just 'go with the flow', but this just completely disempowers you from your choices and options, and stops you from taking control of your birth experience.
At the Stirling Birth School, we have a comprehensive birth preparation class that ensures you and your birth partner really feel ready for this life changing day.
Why Prepare for Birth?
Heard horror stories about birth? Filled with dread at the thought of labour? Unsure what your choices are or how to make your voice heard? Already given birth before and looking to turn that experience into a more positive one this time around?
Meet the Teacher
The Stirling Birth School offer a wide variety of classes to suit all couples at all stages of pregnancy, and for all births. From tailored bespoke 1:1 coaching, to full day group workshops, as well as evening classes, there is something for everyone to help prepare you for your birth. All classes are delivered by myself, Heather Teasdale. Prior to completing my Hypnobirthing instructor training, I studied Psychology at the University of Stirling, before achieving a Post Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Edinburgh. I have been teaching for 10 years and I am passionate about ensuring everyone learns about birth and is able to make informed choices in labour. Classes can be delivered 1:1 in the comfort of your own home, within a group setting or online. Click on the links below to learn more about the different options available.