My Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop © helps prepare the body and mind to activate the mother’s natural birth-giving abilities.

This workshop, for mothers-to-be and their birth partners:

  • prepares the body and mind to activate the mother’s natural birth-giving abilities
  • enables you to understand the unfolding of the natural process of pregnancy and birth
  • empowers you to make informed choices about your labour and birth and to have a positive experience, however the birth journey might unfold
  • is a common-sense, evidence-based approach
  • is taught in the comfort of your own home and can be personalised to your needs

In your workshop you will:

  • find out more about the physiological process of birth
  • find out about the hormones in labour and birth and how a baby is born through the pelvis
  • explore ways to optimise the hormonal process through position, movement, breathing and partner support such as massage
  • become more prepared for working with your midwife if plans need to change, so you can make decisions that are right for you
  • get up to date information about your chosen place of birth

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Course information:

I will come to your home – I can travel to most parts of Islington, Camden, Hackney and around.

Costs £45 per hour for up to 4 hours, dates and timings at your convenience (most parents choose to have a workshop between 20-34 weeks of pregnancy).

Reduced costs for more than one couple in a workshop or a mother-to-be who wishes to come on her own.

Includes a copy of ‘Preparing for Active Birth’ handbook by Janet Balaskas, free subscription to the Active Birth e-journal and follow-up support.

Summary information:

Class structure -

individuals or couples

Session duration -

1 or 2 hours

Workshop length -

up to 4 hours

For any more information please call me on 07419 373 873 or email

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