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Friday, 08 January 2016 (3074376)
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by Tom Martin

MUMS-to-be are being offered the chance to enroll on a free antenetal course in Netherton.

Daisy Birthing classes, which will be held at the Feelgood Factory, will teach pregnant women breathing and relaxation techniques for labour.

It will also focus on more traditional antenatal education including pain relief options, and is free for women living in local area depending on the postcode of their home.

The five-week course, which includes one session for dads-to-be to attend alongside mums, starts on Tuesday, January 19 at 5pm.

The course normally costs £72 but is free for certain residents thanks to a successful bid for funding.

The Feelgood Factory, which is also home to the breastfeeding support service BreastStart, secured funding from the Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust to offer the course.

Daisy Birthing teacher Nina Killen, who oversees the class at Netherton, said there had been some “incredible feedback” from women who did the course in 2015.

She said: “The mums get so much out of it, not least confidence in how their bodies work during labour and techniques to help them cope. We have had first-time mums, second-timers and even women on their third and fourth babies, women who know they will have C-sections and mums who had a tough birth previously. All pregnant women can get a lot out of attending the course.

”The breathing techniques can help women cope with labour, can increase a woman’s chances of a normal birth and gives confidence for women who are understandably anxious about birth.

“We’ve had such positive feedback and it’s so rewarding to be helping mums at this special time in their lives. It is a course that can be done alongside the traditional NHS course and we’d encourage women to attend both.”

The first week is a two hour session which includes antenatal yoga, breathing techniques and information on staying healthy during pregnancy.

For the following four weeks the session lasts one hour, from 5-6pm. The final week will be a session for birth partners to attend with the mum to be.

Places are limited and on a first come first served basis. For more information and to book, email or call 07919617556.


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