With Expert Midwife Molly O Brien
I know what it’s like to be a midwife running a full booking clinic. There’s so much paperwork, so many forms to fill and so much information to give. If we midwives feel overwhelmed by this, what's it like for newly pregnant women?
This free antenatal pregnancy class will help you understand some of the information your midwife gave you, only this time we can do it slowly, at your pace. This is a class where you determine the agenda. I’ll fill in the missing links or elaborate on the knowledge you already have and dispel some myths that you may have been exposed to on your journey to motherhood.
As a pregnant woman, it’s natural to want to seek out information and talk about everything linked to pregnancy and babies. Out come the books, the chats with family members and friends who have babies, TV programmes and the internet - sometimes helpful, sometimes not!
As well as answering any questions and discussing the topics you want to explore, we will hopefully have time to cover the changes happening to your body, a good diet to nourish you and your baby and some common complaints and how to manage them.
All of this, over a cup of tea and biscuits, giving you a chance to meet and hook up with other women, just like you. Let’s get together. Especially if you don’t have family around or have just moved, live in an isolated area.
Don’t go it alone - just you and your partner. Meet up and make friends or at the very least get some really good, evidence based information to help you on your way.
- What’s happening to my body
- Eat well for you and your baby
- Learn about common ailments and how to manage them
- Meet other mums to be
- Chance ask questions to an experienced midwife
See you soon!
Next class: TBA
To book please call reception: 01603 514195
for details of Molly's other birth preparation classes click the links:
Moving for an easier birth
Midwife, antenatal educator and hypnobirthing practitioner, Molly has practised as a midwife for 20 years in both hospital and community settings, attending hundreds of women in labour. She is also been an associate lecturer at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Her area of expertise is physiological birth, hypnobirth and waterbirth, but she also has a wealth of experience in complex birth. She recently retired from full time clinical midwifery in an NHS midwife-led birth unit to focus on running courses for both colleagues and for women. She is an expert in normal, straightforward birth, and how to keep it that way.
Molly chose to switch from nursing to midwifery after giving birth to her own children ignited a passion for the powerful and unforgettable experience of becoming a mother. In twenty years of clinical practice little has delighted her more than witnessing the calm, confident births of women who trust in their bodies and birth instinctively. A key element of such births has been a lack of fear. Molly understands through her work how fear interferes with normal physiology, and how various factors, increased medicalisation, media sensationalism, and a less closely socially connected world have all helped bring fear into the birthing room.
Molly is an advocate of hypnobirthing, she trained as a hypnobirth practitioner on a course specifically for midwives because: “it’s an excellent tool, transforming fear into the calm confidence that gives women the best possible chance of a normal birth.”
In her practice she always took a "salutogenic" view of birth and throughout her career has studied and trained in techniques to help "keep birth normal". The techniques she learned and developed worked so well she started teaching them to students and staff in her hospital - this has evolved into a one day "Biomechanics for Birth training day for midwives and other birth workers that she regularly takes to Spain and has gone as far afield as Chile as well as venues across the UK.
She also teaches "Moving for and Easier Birth" for women - demonstrating a series of "tricks of the trade" that can help get labour moving and keep labouring women more comfortable in pregnancy as well as whist giving birth and has just added one to one debriefing sessions for women who are struggling to come to terms with their birth experiences
| Molly Offers
|Hypnobirthing Course||10 x hours||
|Moving for an easier birth class||
|Birth Stories Matter||
To book an appointment with Molly, please call: 01603 514195
To find out more about molly's work visit her website