Breathing for Birth Classes Schedule for Spring-Summer 2018

My Breathing for Birth classes have continued to go well, and it’s been really great to hear how women have found the breathing useful in their own labours for so many reasons.

The class details are below and I’ve updated the schedule for the next quarter of 2018.

The classes will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month for one hour.  The class size will be limited to 8-10 women.

In this one hour class, we will be getting in touch with our bodies and minds in preparation for labour and birth.  We will focus on our breathing and the ways in which it can help us during labour  – as an essential tool for relaxation in labour as well as the crucial role our breathing plays in helping us manage our contractions more effectively.

Breathing is the most natural thing in the world for us to do, and we breathe without even thinking that we are doing so.  Yet in labour it can be one of the most challenging parts – breathing regularly and effectively through contractions to help your uterus work as well as possible and giving you a way to stay in control of your labour can be hard work.  Through these classes, you’ll have the chance to focus just on your breathing for labour, and learn how you can use it to relax and prepare your mind for each stage of labour.

Combined together with other gentle relaxation techniques and massage, this one hour class should leave you feeling refreshed, more empowered and more in touch with your body.

It’s a great compliment to any other comprehensive birth preparation class you are doing or may do, and I encourage women to come to as many classes as they like to get the full benefit.

Day:  Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Time:  10:30-11:30am

Place:  My Body My Pilates https://www.mybodymypilates.com/contact-studio-location/

Class fee:  1,500 yen per participant (limited to 8-10 women)

RSVP:  Please let me know if you’d like to come by RSVP’ing to me at skwilson88@hotmail.com

Schedule for the next few months:

 

2018

January 10, 24

February 14, 28

March 14, 28

April 11, 25

May 9, 23

June 13, 27

July 11

 

 

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My Current Availability

Right now I’m getting very booked for births up to July.  I am able to take on 3-4 more clients in total between now and mid-July.  I’ll then be very free to take on clients from late August onwards!

Please get in touch if you’d like to have a doula support you during your labour, and/or if you’d like childbirth preparation!

Doula Cafe

The first Doula Cafe of the year will be on Tuesday, January 23rd from 10:00-11:30am at the Tokyu Plaza on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

I will be talking about my various services that you can utilise during pregnancy, labour and the post-partum period.

For those who are interested in having a doula at their birth, please come along to find out more while we chat over tea or coffee.  I now have limited space to take birth clients on between now and July as I’ve been booked already by a few ladies, and then a very open schedule from late August.   Please get in touch if you are considering it!   For those who are in need of post-partum support, I have space to take on 1-2 clients each month.

If you’d like to come, please let me know at the email address here.

December Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:00-11:30am at the Tokyu Plaza on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

This will be an introduction to the work of doulas:  what doulas are, how we can help and support women through their pregnancies, labour and the post-partum period, and how I work in particular with my clients.

For those who are interested in having a doula, please come along to find out more while we chat over tea or coffee.  Currently I am open to take on clients from mid-Feb 2018 onwards but feel free to get in touch if you are due sooner and we can discuss availability.

If you’d like to come, please let me know at the email address here.

Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Monday, November 13th from 10:00-11:30am at the Tokyu Plaza on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

This will be about inductions – when or why they might be done and what you might expect.  Feel free to also bring any questions you have about doulas, your hospital, labour, childbirth in Japan and babies in general.

If you’d like to come, please let me know at the email address here 🙂

 

Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday, October 10th at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 10:30am-12pm🙂  The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

We’ll talk about ways to manage labour without an epidural (even for those planning an epidural, there will likely be a period of time where some of these ways might be useful).

If you’d like to join, send me a quick email here.