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Frequently asked questions

Is a child birth preparation course really necessary?

YES! Absolutely necessary! Research has shown that mothers who receive childbirth education have an increased chance of a normal vaginal birth without interventions and are also less likely to have an Induction. When it comes to giving birth, knowledge really is power! But if you don’t know the choices available to you then you don’t have a choice! The Your Best Birth childbirth preparation course will help you navigate the system that you’re birthing into and give you all the tools you need for a positive birth experience.

Can I do the course on my own?

Of course. Whilst there are areas of the course that focus on the role of a birth partner, ultimately you are the one having a baby and all the skills you learn will stand you in good stead for your best birth either with or without a birth partner.

When is the best time to start the course?

This really is entirely up to you but the relaxations you will listen to are designed to make you feel wonderful and hopefully sleep better and they can be a really great way of releasing any anxiety during pregnancy. For this reason, it’s a good idea to start early enough that you have time to practise and make the most of the course. Most expectant mothers choose to do so between 25 and 36 weeks.

I am having a planned caesarean. Will the Course still help?

Absolutely! The course is all about helping you have your best birth-whatever that looks like and the Hypnobirthing techniques that you will learn can be incredibly effective in assisting a calm caesarean birth.

Will this course give me a pain free birth?

Maybe yes….maybe no! The course will allow you to understand how your body works and learn to trust it during labour. We don’t know how we’re going to feel in labour until we are in labour so it’s important to keep an open mind. I’m afraid I can’t promise you a pain free birth (although it is possible!) but I am sure that the skills and knowledge you’ll learn on my course will make you calmer and more confident about birthing your baby.

Courses

Your Best Birth Online Course

Private Course

Power Hour

Utterly amazing experience and we are so grateful to Anna for her preparing us! I even found myself being helpful rather than a hindrance. Eternally grateful to Anna!!

Oli Buckland

I had no idea birth could be so interesting! Loved everything about this course. Can’t wait to put my knowledge into practise!

Rach

This course made such a difference to me and my partner. The videos are really interesting and Anna is very easy to watch. I’d definitely recommend.

Sarah Coombes

So glad I invested in this course. I use the “breath for life” every day!

Gemma

Anna is a gifted teacher & I would recommend her personally to any expecting friend.
Thank you Anna

Lucy

I contacted Anna whilst I was pregnant with my second child as I’d had a difficult birth with my son and was hoping for a smoother and more relaxed birth with my daughter. I was also having a pretty anxious pregnancy as I’d had miscarriages before and was looking for help with general relaxation so I could enjoy my pregnancy more. I wasn’t disappointed!

Kitty

Such a worthwhile course. We learnt about the biology of birth, as well as the value in knowing your options in labour and not being afraid to speak up, which I really appreciated.

Charlotte Friars

I would recommend Anna without hesitation.

Katy

I was somewhat sceptical about the benefits of hypno-birthing when my wife mentioned that she was keen. I didn’t do much reading up before the course and was probably a bit lazy in my preparation for the course - a reluctant participant! I must admit my pre-judgement was completely wrong! Anna was welcoming whilst being utterly professional and put my wife and I at ease, we settled in and looked forward to the next class and the next.

Pierre

I’m sure that my smooth and fast labour was helped by staying calm and using Anna’s techniques, which I will forever be grateful for. Thank you again Anna!!

Viv

Anna’s sessions not only provided us with invaluable, practical tools to use through labour it also provided time for us as a couple to relax & focus on the birth.

Sophie

Anna is a gifted teacher & I would recommend her personally to any expecting friend.
Thank you Anna 💞

Lucy

I found the course really useful reminding me of my role and how to be a great birth partner to my wife. I felt the most useful tool was the importance of breathing, I used this many times to support Lucy throughout the labour.
Our baby unexpectedly arrived at home and I had the honour of delivering him into the world. Thank you Anna!

Darren

I was somewhat sceptical about the benefits of hypno-birthing when my wife mentioned that she was keen. I didn’t do much reading up before the course and was probably a bit lazy in my preparation for the course - a reluctant participant! I must admit my pre-judgement was completely wrong! Anna was welcoming whilst being utterly professional and put my wife and I at ease, we settled in and looked forward to the next class and the next.

Pierre