private antenatal and yoga for birth classes

We are a midwife – led antenatal education service that incorporates the benefits of yoga-based active birthing practices into your antenatal preparation.  Our 1-day workshops in Mullingar are designed to enable new parents to feel they can approach the birth of their baby with knowledge and confidence. 

What Our 1-Day Classes Offer

Our classes cover everything you need to know as you prepare for the birth of your baby, as well as yoga-based techniques and tips to help you through your labour.  We provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based information to help you make the decisions that are best for you.   Birth partners are very much included and encouraged to become central to the support of mums-to-be. Topics covered on the day include:

  • Signs of labour
  • Stages of labour
  • Breathing & relaxation techniques
  • Use of movement during labour
  • Role of your birth partner
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Parentcraft/Babycare

Antenatal classes should form an integral part of your preparation for birth

The Importance of Antenatal Classes

  • Antenatal classes should form an integral part of your preparation for birth
  • Information is empowering and can help new parents feel more in control on the big day
  • Good preparation will give you the confidence in your ability to cope with labour and the birth of your  baby
  • By combining theory with practical exercises, our antenatal classes will help you to gain this confidence

small groups so you can feel supported

Why Private Antenatal Classes?

  • One day classes are ideal for those who cannot attend several weekly classes
  • Groups are small (6 couples max), allowing for plenty of questions, discussion and individual attention
  • Our classes are presented in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, with plenty of opportunity for all questions to be answered
  • We are a midwife-led service, so you may be able to reclaim a part of the cost from your insurance provider

Our Team

In a relaxed and laid-back environment, registered & practicing midwife Elizabeth & Birthlight yoga instructor Laura combine their professional & personal experience of birth & beyond to deliver your antenatal education with knowledge, warmth and humour.  
About Elizabeth: Elizabeth McGovern is a registered midwife currently working in the maternity unit at Mullingar Regional Hospital.  As a practicing midwife, Elizabeth offers couples the most up-to-date information and hands-on knowledge of the birth process and caring for your newborn.  Elizabeth is a qualified Aquanatal Instructor and most importantly, mum to 4 children!  She brings a wealth of personal as well as professional experience to our antenatal classes.
About Laura: As a mum of 4, Laura brings 25+ years experience of pregnancy, birth, anatomy, movement, and yoga to this course. She has taught pre- and postnatal yoga classes since 2006.