Natural Childbirth Class - What is It?

About the Workshop

This informative and empowering workshop will equip you with the information and tools needed for you to have the best opportunity to achieve a natural gentle birth.

It teaches you how to remain in control as best you can and have the opportunity to avoid as many interventions as possible.

You will have a better insight of what to expect when in labour and how to remain calm and relaxed throughout.

Different breathing & relaxation techniques are taught and demonstrated and a comprehensive booklet is provided.

What's Covered in the natural childbirth class?

  • Preparing for birth – how to physically & mentally prepare for birth in the lead up to the big day
  • Birth Preferences are discussed
  • How to reduce your chances of having induction of labour
  • Stages of labour and how to recognise the signs of established labour
  • Pain relief options and the pros & cons of each
  • How to help yourself in labour and the various positions that may be adopted for each stage
  • Uses of natural methods of pain relief such as massage, acupressure, homeopathy and reflexology and more shown & explained
  • Interventions – reasons for having them and how best to avoid them
  • What birthing partners can do to help
  • The first few hours after the birth

Who can Attend the natural childbirth class ?

This workshop is suited to parents-to-be who are between 20 – 36 weeks. Birthing partners are welcome to attend free of charge.

Where are the Classes Held?

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, Porterstown Road, Castleknock, D15

How Much Do they Cost?

  • The Natural Birth Preparation Class costs € which includes refreshments & free goody bag
  • Partners may attend for free
  • Refreshments and goody bags are available for each session


When is the next Workshop?