I can provide one-to-one antenatal sessions, tailored to your needs, in your home, my home, or in another convenient venue.
One-to-one sessions often suit clients who feel they don't need a full antenatal course, or who can't find a course that fits their requirements, or who find it easier to learn and explore their personal issues in a more private setting.
Prior to your private antenatal session we can chat on the phone or via email so I can find out what you would like to get from your 1-1 session. For example, you might like to focus on coping with pain, finding out more about stages of labour, or practising coping with contractions using positions, breathing and relaxation. Or we can look at the pros and cons of epidurals, or even what happens during a caesarean. You might prefer to focus on looking after a new baby. Or we could just work through a list of your questions! The choice is yours.
Izabela's due date was almost here. She contacted Zana feeling upset and worried about how medically managed her birth might become - a far cry from her originally planned waterbirth at home. She'd been told she "must" labour on labour ward due to a few medical issues. She felt she wasn't being listened to and was becoming increasingly fearful. She didn't want her 2nd birth to end up like her first with lots of intervention and feeling out of control. Click here to read Izabela's amazing birth story!
Whilst your private session will be tailored to your needs, please note that I do not give personal medical advice. If you have specific medical needs I strongly suggest that you speak to your midwife or dotor. We can discuss the pros and cons of various situations and I can help you explore your birth preferences, your rights and what the evidence says.
The cost for a personal 2-hour antenatal session is £69 for the pregnant woman alone or with her birth partner and includes a comprehensive information pack and inital short consultation by phone or email to tailor your session to your needs.
If you think you need a longer session, I can provide 3 hours for £89 or 4 hours for £118.
Travel within 5 miles from my home address (near Totton, Hampshire) is included. Travel further than 5 miles will incur an extra charge at the government rate of 45p per mile. If you prefer to meet at a neutral venue which has a hire charge, this cost will be payable by you.
Please note, these are not hypnobirthing sessions. If you would like private 1-1 hypnobirthing classes please see the Hypnobirthing pages for more information along with the Course Dates & Prices page. If you and a pregnant friend and birth partners would like a private hypnobirthing day in one of your homes, we can offer a generous discount per couple on the private 1-1 day rate. Please enquire.