• Biomechanics for Birthing Workshop

    One day antenatal workshop in Frome, Somerset

    - perfectly as an addition to your antenatal course or as a refresher -


    How to work with the body in labour for greater ease and comfort.


    This is perfect whether you're a first-time parent or are growing your family. A chance to get a felt sense of movements that can help get baby into a good position, understand what work and why. This is a hands-on workshop that includes birth partners.


    - UNDERSTANDING BIRTH • learn about hormones in labour and how to go with their flow
    - SIMPLE BIOMECHANICS • yoga practice for birth preparation, using visuals and experiential movment
    - BADASSERY FOR BIRTH PARTNERS • understand the process, get confident in massage and how to support your partner.
    - TOOLS FOR CALM • guided relaxation, massage and movement
    - PRACTICE • These movement and massage techniques can help you prepare now as well as being helpful in different stages of labour


    A full day with time for lunch and to meet other parents-to-be. Please bring a dish to share (or let me know if you prefer to BYO)


    This workshop is a great practical part of your birth preparation, whether you're using it as a refresher course or planning for your first baby.

    Between 30% and 60% of births in a recent New Zealand study had issues with baby's position in the first part of labour. This can often slow down the natural process of labour and is more likely to result in a longer first stage, greater likelihood of induction and other interventions.


    We will also cover how you can use these techniques alongside whatever your birth choices may be and potential interventions, they are not prescriptive and part of an open toolkit that you can dip into as and when.


    suitable for...

    Ideal during the second or third trimester. This is a great way to use what you've learned in pregnancy yoga and antenatal classes in a practical way while learning some simple and effective massage techniques.


    Small, friendly group session with chances to move talk and experience.

    It’s ideal if you can bring
    • a yoga mat

    • a blanket

    • a scarf along (something like a Pashmina or a hammam towel is ideal - or anything woven of a similar kind of size).


    All are welcome to join us for a social cuppa at a nearby cafe afterwards.

    SATURDAY 13th MAY 2023 • RISE, Frome, BA11 3BY

  • " Freedom of movement is important in making the birth of your baby easier. It is the best way for you to use gravity to help your baby come down and to increase the size and shape of your pelvis. It allows you to respond to pain in an active way, and it may speed up the labor process."

    Simkin & Ancheta, 2005

  • “Emilie helped me feel more in control, less apprehensive and to know what to expect, so I could navigate a calmer way through - knowing how to listen and respond to my body.” - Alice

    “The classes were comprehensive, covering all of the body from head-to-toe. There was good focus on breathing, relaxation and preparing for birth in various positions.” Claire


  • about Emilie

    Emilie's a doula, antenatal and yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience in working with birthing families. She's also an embodiment coach, Franklin Method Pelvic Fascia Trainer and has trained in biomechanics with Katy Bowman (Movement Ecology for Pregnancy and Postpartum) and midwife Molly O'Brien (Biomechanics for Birth and Advanced Biomechanics for Birth).


    Her approach is down-to-earth, evidence-based and practical and aims to adapt to different learning styles, needs, and birthing plans.


    She's also mum to 2 ever-growing humans, is fond of baking and will probably bring a cake along.

  • Birthing with Biomechanics

    - book here

    Bookable on a sliding scale, no need to provide proof of eligibility. Please select your chosen amount when you click below.


    £60 - £120 booking includes:

    • Space for you and your birth partner or friend

    • Printed workbook that you can make notes in

    • WhatsApp group (optional)

    • Coffee morning follow-up (date TBC)


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    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a course of classes) may be cancelled in certain medical circumstances by arrangement. If there is a waiting list for your course and a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date, I will try and fill your place if. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course start date or after a course has begun.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 7 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 48 hours notice is given.

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    9. Timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.

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    11. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.


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