classes

My little pickle classes take elements from hypnobirthing, mindfulness and neuroscience to ensure you have the right tools and knowledge to have an empowering and positive birth and postnatal experience. 

We will also spend time learning about and preparing for the postnatal period. So much focus can be put on the birth that we can sometimes forget to think about what happens once you are home. I want to help you feel as calm and confident about this postnatal period as you do about your birth. 

I offer a range of courses to suit all circumstances; for those wishing to connect with other families, to those who want the flexibility and personalisation of a private course, to couples who have already had children or those who are short on time or who cannot commit financially to the longer courses but would like to benefit from learning and practicing tools for a positive birth experience!

Group Classes

This course is spread over 4 weeks to give you plenty of time to practice the techniques you will  learn, ask questions and make connections with other members of the group. The  more you practice the more you will get out of it it and the weekly group is a gentle way to check in and encourage and nurture a good habit.

The classes are held at Three Hills Sports Park in a light, airy room overlooking the South Downs. There is free parking and the park is close to both Folkestone Central and Folkestone West stations. 

 

The group class is an opportunity to connect with other families and share questions, worries and joys of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. When you join the group class you can be added to the group's WhatsApp group. There will also be an opportunity to get to know one another at a post course social.

  • 4 x 2 hour classes

  • Telephone & email support.

  • Ideal birth and post-natal plans.

  • Mindfulness & hypnosis techniques to deeply relax including a fear release session. 

  • Breathing techniques for all stages of labour.

  • Sports science & performance psychology techniques.

  • The physiology and psychology of birth.

  • Massage/acupressure techniques. 

  • Evidence based information to help you plan your birth preferences.

  • Positions for birth. 

  • Preparing for the postnatal period. 

PLUS

  • The my little pickle resource pack 

  • An essential oil for labour.

  • Guided meditations, birthing affirmations, deep relaxation mp3s. 

  • Group WhatsApp support.

  • 1 x invitation to post course social start to build your community.

  • Offers and discounts from local businesses. 

£260 per couple.

 

Payment plans available 

 

Next group dates:

September Group 

12,19, 26th Sep, 3rd Oct 7.00-9.00 pm 4 spaces left 

Ideal for October/November babies

3 Hills Sports Park  or Home Studio

(depending on group size)

November Group 

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 7.00-9.00 pm  5 spaces left 

Ideal for December/January  babies

3 Hills Sports Park  or Home Studio

(depending on group size)

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Private Classes

Private classes can be held online or face to face and can take place at a time that suits you and your birth partner.  They are tailored to suit your unique circumstances. For example, if you are booked in for a c section. If there is a particular area or aspect of birth or the postnatal period that you want to focus on, just let me know. 

  • 4 x 2 hour sessions, one session per week at a time that suits you (online or face to face). 

  • Telephone & email support.

  • Classes tailored to your circumstances. 

  • Ideal birth and post-natal plans.

  • Mindfulness & hypnosis techniques to deeply relax including a fear release session. 

  • Breathing techniques for all stages of labour.

  • Sports science & performance psychology techniques.

  • The physiology and psychology of birth.

  • Massage/acupressure techniques. 

  • Evidence based information to help you plan your birth preferences.

  • Signs of labour.

  • Positions for birth. 

  • Preparing for the post-natal period.

 

PLUS

  • The my little pickle resource pack

  • An essential oil for labour.

  • Guided meditations, birthing affirmations, deep relaxation mp3s. 

  • 1 x invitation to post course social start to build your community.

  • Offers and discounts from local businesses. 

Various dates and times available. Please get in touch to arrange this. 

£330 per couple. 

payment plans available 

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schedule a free 15 minute chat to help you decide if there is a right course for you.

Refresher Classes

The refresher class is designed for people who have already given birth. You may have already completed a course similar to a 'my little pickle course' and you just want a couple of sessions to refresh your memory. Alternatively you may have had a tricky first birth and you would like to try a course to help you release any anxiety and to help you feel prepared and positive about your up and coming birth. We will also spend some time planning for supporting both your newborn and your other children in the postnatal period.

  • 2 x 1.5 hour classes online or face to face.

  • Telephone & email support.

  • Ideal birth and post-natal plans.

  • Mindfulness & hypnosis techniques to deeply relax including a fear release session. 

  • Birth choices- evidence based information to help you plan your birth preferences.

  • The role of your birth partner. 

  • 2 x breathing techniques. 

  • Massage/acupressure techniques.  

  • Preparing for the post-natal period with other children at home. 

PLUS

  • The my little pickle resource pack (digital copy).

  • Guided meditations, birthing affirmations, deep relaxation mp3s. 

  • 1 x invitation to post course social. Start to build your community.

£165 per couple.

Can be paid in 3 x instalments of £55.

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Express Class

 

This class is a one off class designed for those who are very close to their due date. Alternatively this may suit a couple who cannot commit financially to the longer courses but would like to benefit from the course content. In these uncertain financial times I wanted to ensure I provided a class  that as many people as possible can access

 

  • 1 x 2 hour class online or face to face.

  • Telephone & email support.

  • Fear release guided relaxation. 

  • Birth choices- evidence based information to help you plan your birth preferences.

  • Light touch massage technique. 

  • 2 x breathing techniques  

  • Positions for birth. 

  • Preparing for the post-natal period. 

PLUS

  • The my little pickle resource pack (digital copy).

  • Guided meditations, birthing affirmations, deep relaxation mp3s. 

  • 1 x invitation to post course social. Start to build your community.

£105 per couple.

Can be paid in 3 x instalments of £35.

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