Small Acorn Courses
RCM Accredited Teacher Training
Rest assured you will be taught by a competent, fully qualified, professional.
They will have completed RCM (Royal College of Midwives) Accredited Teacher Training
Hypnobirthing Association Member
Your teacher will be a member of the Hypnobirthing Association.The Hypnobirthing Association is the professional body for all Hypnobirthing teachers and KG accredited Hypnobirting teachers
Member of the Federation of Antenatal Educators
Your teacher will be a member of the Federation of Antenatal Educators. FEDANT regulates Antenatal Educators, Breastfeeding Counsellors and Doulas in the UK.
Working with Birthing4Blokes we are able to offer full access to the online Birthing4Blokes course included in everyone of our birth preparation courses. AND they get their very own copy of MEN, LOVE & BIRTH by Mark Harris, the creator of Birthing4Blokes
Hypnobirthing Book and CD
Every course includes a copy of “The Hypnobirthing Book: An Inspirational Guide for a Calm, Confident, Natural Birth” by Katherine Graves and a Hypnobirthing relaxation CD that will help you prepare for birth, perfectly complimenting the course
Exclusive Small Acorn Parent Pack
Packed full of information, tips and techniques, to assist you in a calm, safe birth and guide you confidently into parenthood
12 Hours Minimum
You will recieve a minimum of 12 hours, face to face training time. This enables us to thoroughly cover all course material and ensure you leave us with a complete antenatal education
Access to a midwife with over 20 years of experience
If an appointment has left you with more worries than excitement you can be rest assured in knowing that there is an experienced professional available to talk it through with.
Every individual course come complete with ongoing phone support for complete peace of mind. We will always be available when you need us, throughout your pregnancy and into parenthood.
Email and SMS Support
All our courses come complete with ongoing Email and SMS support for peace of mind when questions and queries arise. From the moment you book, until after your baby is born.
Welcome to the Family
You become part of the Small Acorn Family and get exclusive access to everything else we have to offer:
~ Mummy Mothering Sessions
~ Private Facebook Group
~ Small Acorn Library
~ Full Ongoing Support
Achieving the Best Birth for You
Every birth is different and therefore everyone’s “best” is different too. We help to prepare you, so whatever the circumstances, you “Achieve the Best for Baby and You”
Helping you let go of birth worries that could cause tension and pain in labour
The Significance of a Birth Partner
Birth partners can be integral to the birthing process. We educate the birth partner, so they can support mum in a way that is both proactive and sensitve to mums needs
What to Expect from Your Care Providers
We discuss the level of care you should expect from your care providers: Antenatally, whilst in labour and postnatally
There are benefits and risks in any decision. We aim to help you understand them, leading you to make educated and informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth and aftercare
Breathing and Relaxation
Proven deep relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnancy and birth.
This is the all important “Hypno” part of Hypnobirthing
Specifics on the physical changes a pregnant and birthing mother will experience
Specifics on the hormonal changes a pregnant and birthing mother will experience
Easing the Transition After Birth
There are many things you are expected to do after your little bundle arrives, some help the transition, others hinder it. We help you differentiate between the two
Unlike many antenatal courses, we recognise this critical period and its importance. Ensuring an understanding of this period is a key point in any of our courses
Light touch massage
Light touch massage helps stimultate nerve endings and the release of helpful, calming hormones; during pregnancy, birth and beyond
Help take some of the pressure off mums back… Literally!
A Small Acorn private course; where you have the intimacy and privacy to be yourselves, with the undivided attention and dedication of our professional educator
In the Comfort of Your Own Home
All Small Acorn private courses can take place in the privacy and comfort of your own home, our home or suitable venue of your choice ¹
All Small Acorn private courses aim to fully integrate with your individual needs, requirements and expectations
Flexible Dates and Times
We understand that everyone has individual schedules. That’s why our private courses are split into 4 easily digestible sessions. Spaced out over a time period that suits you
¹ Travel charges may apply
Small Acorn group courses have a maximum of 6 couples and provides a relaxed and social environment. We aim to make this a friendly atmosphere, conducive to open discussions
Small Acorn group courses are held in a comfortable setting at a local venue (currently CR0 6QZ)
Meet Local Parents
Meet, socialise and develop friendships with other local expectant parents, to provide on-going support and lasting relationships
Fixed Dates and Times
With various dates and times, mostly weekends, Small Acorn group courses take place over 2 sessions. Perfect for those with limited time
Aquanatal Yoga is the ideal form of exercise for pregnant women, irrespective of your level of fitness or swimming abilites. You’ll experience numerous physical and emotional benefits from attending aquanatal yoga classes
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Our Mummy Mothering sessions are about you, because by supporting you, we help support your baby and your family unit. They are exclusively available to Small Acorn Family Members only.
These sessions help build upon everything you will have already learnt and offer practical, as well as emotional support.
They completely revolve around you, covering everything from breastfeeding and baby wearing to sleep and socialising.
Why hope for a good birth,
when you can
“Say YES! To a Better Birth”
with Small Acorn