Review of Daisy Foundation Birth Preparation

antenatal classes review

Rachel’s review of birth preparation classes

Rachael explains how Daisy Foundation birth preparation classes have helped her

Fi and the Daisy Foundation have played such a massive part in my pregnancy and new motherhood journey – signing up for the Daisy Birthing classes is the one of the best decisions I could have made!

The Birth preparation classes were a lovely hour of calm in an otherwise hectic week – in which to focus on myself, my pregnancy and my baby.

Fi is a vibrant and engaging teacher and I learnt lots about the physiology of birth, breathing techniques and movements to help during labour, and the importance of a calm quiet birthing space – amongst other things.

It also provided a friendly, non-judgemental space to get to know other Mums, share the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and fears/ excitement about labour and birth.

My husband and I took a Birth Partner Preparation course – which really helped to reassure him about labour and the role he needed to play.

I think he was initially sceptical about the course but afterwards thanked me for booking it and said it was “fantastic”! Fi really helped to put all the fathers in the group at ease, no question was a silly one.

After I had my baby, I graduated to the Tinies and then Wrigglers classes. These classes have been one of the highlights of mine and my son’s week since he was 6 weeks old!

An hour or so of singing, playing, massage, yoga, bonding. Relaxed baby led sessions. Cups of tea and chats, sympathy and sharing of knowledge with other Mums.

Fi also organises Daisy Socials – which have been a real lifeline in the sometimes endless seeming hours of maternity leave!!

Really can’t recommend The Daisy Foundation Sheffield enough, for the relaxation, knowledge and ability to meet like-minded parents 🙂