Small Acorn Courses

All Small Acorn Courses include:

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.

Dads Matter

Dads get their very own copy of MEN, LOVE & BIRTH by Mark Harris, the creator of Birthing4Blokes

Hypnobirthing Book and MP3s
for Mum

Every course includes a copy of “The Calm Birth Method” by Suzy Ashworth and Hypnobirthing relaxation MP3s 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.

Phone Support

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

All Small Acorn Courses will cover,
but are not limited to:

  • 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”

  • Fear Release

    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

  • Making Decisions

    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

  • Physical Changes

    Specifics on the physical changes a pregnant and birthing mother will experience

  • Hormonal Changes

    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

  • Fourth Trimester

    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

  • Rebozo Techniques

    Help take some of the pressure off mums back… Literally!

Small Acorn Courses
Come in the Following 2 Flavours:

Private Course

Individual Course

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


Group Course

Group Course

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

Local Venue

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

“[The Course] covered more than we were expecting. We definitely both feel very informed and confident now about the birth and I’m actually quite looking forward to it!”Leah & Steve
“The sessions were really informative. We cant think of anything else that could’ve been covered.”
S & P

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Find out about the great value of all Small Acorn services

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Prenatal Fitness:


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

Learn More About
Aquanatal Yoga
Postnatal Support:


Mummy Mothering

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.

Learn More About
Mummy Mothering
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with Small Acorn