Birth coaching courses help prepare your mind and body for having a baby, reduce the stress, fear and pain of labour and birth, create a calm mental and physical state for labour and relax the baby to ease their passage into the world. The outcome is that you will feel more in harmony with the birthing process, speed postnatal recovery and breastfeed better. It is a great complement to conventional antenatal classes. Yoga is component of the course as it is the perfect tool for birth preparation. It helps to strengthen the body, enhance flexibility and gives women tools to help calm the mind. Pregnancy Yoga is beneficial to all stages and ages of pregnant women. These valuables tools can be sustained through the birth and into parenthood to be shared with your baby and other family members.
Bay Babies Pregnancy Yoga/Birth Coaching Courses are provided by
Di Reefman - Positive Birth-Positive Body Work
Positive Birth is made up of a) birth coaching courses; to teach women and their partners essential skills for having a baby, b) pre and postnatal body therapy; to ease the physical and emotional pressures of pregnancy and to prepare for birth, and c) cranio-sacral therapy for babies and children; to alleviate postbirth trauma and other related conditions. In 1996 Di developed and began teaching the birth coaching course. Since then she has been involved with the making of the Pink Kit and has produced a DVD and booklet resource, called Wahine Marohirohi, for Te Ha Ora, a Tikanga Maori antenatal programme. Positive Bodywork is a unique integrative system for healing and wellbeing using remedial and sports massage, cranio-sacral therapy, acupressure and heated and chilled rock therapy. Di is a Registered Massage Therapist with MNZ and has been practising since 1988 in the US, UK and NZ. She has a Bacholar of Education and Diploma of Teaching and taught in Primary and Intermediate Schools in NZ and UK for 15 years.
Contact Di Reefman on 06 875 1170 or 027 575 1610.
See website www.positivebirth-positivebodywork.co.nz for more information.