For a calm and confident birth
MummyNatal is an empowering birth programme, completely inline with all The Natal Family core ethics and ethos— promoting informed choice, non-judgmental & unbiased education. In a nutshell, MummyNatal doesn’t teach the right or wrong way, just finding your own way!
This means rather than teaching specific techniques to use in labour at certain points, or teaching the way that labour ‘should’ be, MummyNatal supports mums-to-be to tune into what their birth experience is, focusing simply on the present moment (not thinking ahead to even the next contraction) and finding confidence and acceptance. Weekly classes include mindful meditation exercises each week, breathing practice (we don’t teach lots of breathing ‘techniques’), birth ball exercise (a favourite in classes with mums – so practical, yet can be as relaxing or upbeat as required!) exercises for encouraging baby into optimum position for birth, managing intense sensation exercises, birth physiology and birth choices education.
What is unique about MummyNatal is that it is designed to encourage women to trust themselves and listen to what they need to do, as every birth is individual. Women can feel that they have ‘failed’ if their birth was not a quiet serene birth, if they didn’t use a specific technique which they had been taught, or if they didn’t have a specific birth outcome. Every birth is individual and MummyNatal Practitioners help demystify the process and options, build mums’ confidence and help them find their own way.
Our teachers are friendly and professionally trained, and our classes are recognized as being of excellent quality. MummyNatal founders are award-winning – in 2011-2012 this included Mum & Working’s ‘Business Parent of the Year’, Mumpreneur UK’s ‘Best Dadpreneur’ and a Dragon’s Den Theo Paphitis’ #SBS Business Award!
Our expertise is in high demand and we regularly work with the media. In 2011-2013 we featured on BBC 1s The One Show, BBC 3s How Sex Works, BBC2s How to be a Dad, Channel 5s The Wright Stuff and a host of other TV, radio and print news features. We regularly feature on BBC Radio Scotland. We have just finished recording for a Channel 4 documentary to be aired in Autumn 2014. You can also find our interactive classrooms for parents live at The Baby Show throughout 2014!