Hi, I’m Terri and I offer a range of Antenatal & Postnatal classes including baby classes both online and face to face from April.
In 2017 when I was pregnant with my little boy, I found it difficult to find any pregnancy and birth support groups or education classes nearby. I read so many books on birth and was terrified by the whole thing. I was scared of the unknown. I didn’t know anyone else who was pregnant and although I had a smooth and relatively easy pregnancy, I found it to be isolating.
I later found Hypnobirthing, and although initially sceptical, I went in with an open mind. I can honestly say it was one of the most transformational decisions that I have ever made. I went into labour feeling calm, relaxed and confident. It totally changed my approach to birth and although I didn’t have a perfect birth, the way I felt about the experience was certainly positive, I was excited to give birth to my little boy and I was prepared.
In the months following, again, it became tough. There was little support until the classes started and again, although there were some amazing classes, they mainly concentrated on the baby. There weren’t any that concentrated on the emotional side of being a new parent or signposted support.
This got me thinking, could I help other parents who have struggled with the fear of going into labour? Could I help support people with a baby in those early days? For the next 2 years, I trained to be an Antenatal Educator, Hypnobirthing Teacher and support parents in the fourth trimester (the first few months following the birth of a baby).
Since then, I have gained Accreditation from the Federation of Antenatal Educators, Antenatal & Postnatal qualifications, Hypnotherapy and counselling qualifications. Diploma in Hypnobirthing (DipHB) which was accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I am also fully insured and complete annual CPD to ensure my knowledge remains up to date.
Throughout the pandemic, I have been keen to support parents. Providing online Antenatal Classes on Zoom.
“This course was great. As someone who is completely new to this and didn’t really know what to expect, I went in with an open mind. It’s easy to feel like a first-timer, that you are out of your depth and that every question that you may have is either a stupid one or something you should already know. Terri really makes you feel relaxed and encourages all questions, no matter how small. …It helps you to realise you are not alone and that others have the same questions. Terri creates a friendly environment where you can all have a giggle, feel at ease and share your concerns as well as learning useful techniques. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to have a more positive outlook on birth and change their mindset. ” – A Mumma to be on the Jan course
I now offer a variety of Antenatal & Postnatal classes including baby classes both online and face to face from April.
The education that I teach is Impartial & Evidence-Based – so you can make choices right for you
The education I teach is up to date, devised by Midwives, and evidenced-based. I am balanced & impartial which means I will give you the information based on research and then you can make the decisions for your birth and baby that are right for you and your family. You may choose to breastfeed, or bottle-feed, you may decide an elected C-section is right for you or you could want a water-birth with candles and music. I’ll help you provide information so you can understand your options, and you can decide what is best for you. I encourage people from all walks of life to attend my courses.
I offer a variety of antenatal classes. There will be one for you whether it’s your first baby or your fifth.
Classes are fun and up to date so we can always have a giggle and there is often the opportunity to meet other parents. I encourage partners to attend group classes. Questions are welcome in all classes they are interactive and personal.
Postnatal & Baby Classes
A mixture of educational courses and fun baby classes for under ones.
Initially supporting Mummas in the fourth trimester, using mindful techniques concentrating on self-care and support. Progressing onto age-appropriate, fun & sensory classes for little ones under one.
Private Antenatal & Postnatal courses tailored for you on a 1 to 1 basis.
Available Online via Zoom, providing you with a personal service.
Perfect for anyone wanting a personalised, 1 to 1 service, if unable to attend face to face Antenatal classes due to distance or if due date is too soon to attend a group class.
Subject to availability.
Shine Complete Birth & Baby is the most comprehensive and the most “traditional” education course. It is ideal for first-time parents. It incorporates all of the key elements of birth such as the signs of labour, stages of labour, pain relief options, techniques for partners to assist. It is the only course that also incorporates Newborn baby care & baby feeding.
This course is ideal for those wanting practical techniques for birth. It includes hypnobirthing techniques to get your mindset for your birth. Understand why hypnobirthing is effective, how to create a positive birth environment. A digital pack provided for your calm birth.
Glowing Birth Relaxation
A practical course for mother/ birthing person only. This incorporates a mixture of yoga type, pregnancy movements, practical birth tips and relaxing birth scripts. This is such a beautiful relaxing course and can be used in addition to the other of the courses. Popular with parents who already have children.
Mindful Mumma & Me
This class has been designed to support Mummas in the early days by providing education, the opportunity to meet other mums and mindful support. This relaxed class has a new topic each week and incorporates mindful & confidence techniques.
Twinkle Baby Massage
Twinkle Baby Massage is a beautiful course that is gentle & led by baby. Each week you will concentrate on a new area of the body and build up to a full massage routine. Incorporating positive touch, and bonding. Enjoying songs, baby movement and social time for parent.
All classes are starting back in April. Book early to secure your place here on the Glowing Mummas website