THE Stirling Birth School
Feel calm, confident and well prepared for the birth of your baby, however they make their entrance! Let go of your fears, embrace the excitement and let The Stirling Birth School equip you with the knowledge and skills to make any birth better.
What makes The Stirling Birth School classes so different?
Pregnancy can be overwhelming! Our bodies are changing in ways we can't control and we also have a hormonal emotional roller coaster to deal with. We can feel excited, anxious, exhausted and confused all at the same time. As well as this, so many well-meaning people also want to share with us their stories and experiences, which can add to our feelings and confusion. Classes with The Stirling Birth School will help prepare you for a positive confident birth where you truly feel informed and relaxed about the process of birth.
Which ever birth course you choose, the goal for each remains the same. On completion of your course it is hoped you will feel:
Able to look forward optimistically to a safe, calm, comfortable and stress free birth.
Able to work with your birthing partner more effectively, so that they are better able to support you in birth.
Able to release any fears that may be associated with childbirth.
Able to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby.
Able to stay calm, relaxed and in control throughout your labour.
And gain the positive belief that giving birth can be the most wonderful experience.
The 1:1 Experience
What teaching options are there?
1:1 (in your home or mine)
What course are available?
The Complete Birth Preparation Course £295/£250
The Essential Birth Preparation Course £150/£130
The Positive Caesarean Workshop £90/75
*Prices shown are for in person/online
Why learn 1:1?
Any of the classes available can be taught 1:1 with just your own birth team and personal instructor. This may appeal to you for several reasons:
With 1:1 you are not limited to the days and times offered. This might suit you if you work shifts and can't be available at set times every week. It could also be the best option if childcare is difficult to source in the evenings. With 1:1 days and times can be adapted to your needs. These sessions could be delivered daily, weekly, fortnightly or on alternate days that best suit your schedule.
Whilst it is more expensive for 1:1, I strongly believe that antenatal education should be accessible to all, so prices are capped at £35 an hour - in most cases less. This is for you and however many birth partners you plan on having available. For comparison - you would pay more for a haircut, beauty treatment, personal trainer, lawyer or any other personal adviser or trades person for 1 hours labour.
With 1:1, your course is customised to your needs for a completely bespoke experience. This means that if you are planning a water birth for example, the course will steer towards that. If you have any additional pregnancy risk factor such as gestational diabetes, low lying placenta, or high BMI, additional education and guidance can be explored for your needs.