Glasgow Antenatal and Birth Resources
So you’re expecting? Congratulations!
Pregnancy is an exciting time. It’s also a time where we try to become as prepared as we can for the impending birth. It can be hard to know where to start.
Here’s a list of helpful classes and workshops that will keep you fit during pregnancy, help you feel prepared for the birth, as well for what to expect once your baby is earthside. You can even find who can give you a massage to ease your aching pregnant body. Because after all, you’re busy growing a human, so you need to look after yourself.
Classes are broken down into different types. Scroll through to find what you’re looking for, or find something new to try.
If you want to visit the provider’s website or Facebook page, just click on the name and it’ll take you there.
*Disclaimer: The information provided here is accurate when added. We recommend you contact the service provider to ensure details are correct.
Birth (and Parenthood) Preparation
CalmFamily West of Scotland
Parenting a newborn is one of the most wonderful experiences you will ever have. It can also be one of the most confusing and overwhelming experience you’ll ever have. The CalmFamily Antenatal Workshop and our Preparing to Parent Course prepare you for what happens once your baby is earthside. Find out why babies cry, why they sleep the way they do, and how to calm them. You even get a chance to play around with slings and practice changing nappies! Offering workshops, courses, private consultations and groups, contact Cindy to find out more and when the next workshops and courses are running.
Facebook: CalmFamily West Scotland
The Daisy Foundation Glasgow and East Renfrewshire
Does the idea of birth worry you? Contact Lucie and give Daisy Birthing a go. Daisy Foundation Glasgow and East Renfrewshire cover the south side of Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. Learn about birth in a friendly and empowering environment. Daisy Birthing isn’t just about birth education. It includes breathing, positive affirmations, and yoga to stretch and ease your pregnancy pains and leaves you feeling that you can have a calm birth where you feel in control no matter your choices.
Tel: 07745 092007
The Daisy Foundation Glasow (West)
Does the idea of birth worry you? Contact Barbara and give Daisy Birthing a go. Daisy Foundation Glasgow (West) covers, well, the West of Glasgow. Learn about birth in a friendly and empowering environment. Daisy Birthing isn’t just about birth education. It includes breathing, positive affirmations, and yoga to stretch and ease your pregnancy pains and leaves you feeling that you can have a calm birth where you feel in control no matter your choices.
Tel: 07480 067285
You’ll hear a lot about NCT, and there’s a good reason for this. NCT are passionate about all things birth and babies. There are a number of antenatal courses and workshops available. Browse the website to find one that meets your needs, and contact them directly to find out details of when they are running their courses and workshops.
Antenatal class enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main branch contact tel: 0844243613
Doulas are an invaluable source of support. They can support for antenatally and post-natally.
If you are a doula or worked with one for your birth, please get in touch. We would love to help expectant-parents benefit from all that doulas provide.
Aqua natal classes are a fun way to keep fit while pregnant. Not all centres run classes so please check the Glasgow Life website to find out where local aqua natal classes are held, and details of the classes.
Elaine offers hypnobirthing using the Mongan Method in the Lanarkshire and Glasgow area. Please contact Elaine to find out more.
Massage is wonderful for the soul, not just the body. Do you know of any massage therapists that offer pregnancy massage? Help out your fellow mums-to-be and contact us to share their details.
Precision Control Pilates
If you live in and around the Glasgow area and are looking for a group pilates classes or private 1:1 classes now, contact Jenn Forbes and Karen McCormack to find out what they offer.
Tel: 07890 922169
YogaBellies offer yoga classes for women during the prenatal period, supporting mums-to-be throughout their pregnancy and preparing them for birth. Their prenatal sessions incorporate traditional yoga asanas (postures), self-hypnosis and deep relaxation, and soothing comfort techniques for birthing. To find out more about YogaBellies classes in Glasgow see their website.
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