Royal Porcelain Works are delighted to bring One-Day Antenatal Classes for expectant parents.

Fun and practical sessions to give parents-to-be a chance to explore in a safe environment, aspects of childbirth – how does the baby help itself to “get out”; what positions are best for labour; do breathing techniques work; how can I help my body to do this; men’s’ concerns and worries; effective massage and touch; working with the power of contractions; mapping the pelvis ……. and so much more!

A Lunch Picnic Box will be provided for all attendees, provided by the Nest Worcester. It includes a selection of; local cheeses, scotch egg, artisan bread, salads and a soft drink. Once your booking is confirmed, a menu choice will be sent to you ahead of the class, so you can make your food and drink selections and detail any dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free options will be available.

The sessions are conducted by Anne Bradshaw PGCE Higher Ed, B.Sc(Hons) Healthcare, Dip Ed Antenatal Education, and registered with FEDANT (The Federation of Antenatal Educators)

Anne has taught over 4500 parents over the past 25 years for the NHS, NCT and privately, as well as many midwives and student midwives as an Associate Midwifery Lecturer teaching Active Birth and Leading Antenatal Classes. She is passionate about birth, and about babies. Anne is also a Massage Therapist specialising in pregnancy massage and stress reduction.

FAQs

Booking is essential via our website. Your ticket is per couple to attend a 5-hour session, on the date you have selected. Spaces are limted to 10 couples per class, so booking early is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cost £80 + booking fee = £85.87 per couple. Your ticket is per couple, to attend a 5-hour session, on the date you have selected for the full day and includes lunch, refreshments and biscuits.

A beanbag or a birth ball, or a large cushion, loose comfortable clothes, water and biscuits will be provided and lunch is included. There is also a cafe on site where you can purchase wide selection of savory snacks from toasties to baguettes and soups to sandwiches and cakes. These can be consumed in The Nest itself, or feel free to take advantage of The Foyer area, just outside of The Hall.

Loose, light, comfortable clothing, to give you flexibility to move and try different positions.

The maximum for the class is 10 couples, but it will still run with a minimum of 5 couples.

Only one other person can come with you – eg the cost is for 2 people. So if you want to bring a birth partner, friend, or your mum that’s fine.

You can if you wish, although there will be handouts.

The sessions are conducted by Anne Bradshaw B.Sc (Hons), PGCE (HE), Dip HE Antenatal Education, Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. Registered with The Federation of Antenatal Educators.

Anne is a mother and grandmother – and a Bodywork Therapist, with a Level 4 Practitioner Diploma in Holistic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology through the Massage Training Institute. She is on the register of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the Massage Training Institute, and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, and holds a DBS Enhanced Certificate (Safeguarding Children). She is also a Hands on Babies qualified Baby Massage & Baby Yoga Instructor.

Locally, Anne is joint Chair of the Midlands Regional Group of the Massage Training Institute, helping to organise workshops and Continuing Professional Development for Massage Therapists.

For over 25 years, Anne taught parents as an Advanced Teacher for National Childbirth Trust, and lectured student midwives at the University of Worcester as an Associate Lecturer. For two years she worked as Parent Education Consultant for the Worcestershire Acute Trust, where part of her work was writing the script for the labour section of the From Bump To Baby dvd published by the NHS & Worcestershire County Council.

Supporting women in labour, and leading sessions for student midwives and midwives on Active Birth led Anne to look more deeply into communicating by touch – and after a lifechanging Bodywork & Massage course with the Bristol College of Bodywork and Massage, Anne decided that helping people feel better from a massage session is where her skills now lie!

Anne does not diagnose illness or disease, or provide or adjust medications, and spinal manipulations are not part of any treatments. It is really important that you let Anne know about any known physical/mental/medical conditions, and keep her informed of any changes. Massage is not a substitute for medical treatment of medications, and you should consult your GP for any medical conditions you or your baby may have.

A Lunch Picnic Box will be provided for all attendees, provided by the Nest Worcester. It includes a selection of; local cheeses, handmade scotch egg, artisan breads, salads and a soft drink. Once your booking is confirmed, a menu choice will be sent to you ahead of the class, so you can make your food and drink selections and detail any dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free options will be available.

If you feel a bit peckish fro anything else, the conveniently located Nest Café, next to The Hall. As well as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milkshakes and soft drinks they offer a wide selection of savory snacks from toasties to baguettes and soups to sandwiches and cakes. These can be consumed in The Nest itself, or feel free to take advantage of The Foyer area, just outside of The Hall.

Tickets are non-refundable due to The Hall having to be booked regardless of whether people are able to attend on the day or are able to fully take part in a session. If a session needs to be cancelled by the organiser, due to unforeseen circumstances and an alternative date is not available, a full refund will be given.

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Antenatal Class – Full DayPassed

The Hall, Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester. WR1 2NE

Sunday, 10:00AM to 5:00PM
October 27, 2019

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Antenatal Class – Full DayPassed

The Hall, Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester. WR1 2NE

Sunday, 10:00AM to 5:00PM
October 27, 2019

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