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The Real Birth Workshop, Harrogate in-person & online internationally.

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The Real Birth Workshop© is a birth physiology antenatal class, a class that helps you understand what happens to you and your baby during labour. You may be planning to give birth at home, in a birth centre or in a hospital, you may be midwifery or consultant-led care, wherever you plan to give birth, your body is designed to work well.

We help you understand your labouring body, where sensations of pain come from and why it is there for many. When you understand these systems that work together, it will help you prepare for birth in any of these places and work with your body and likely help you feel more comfortable in labour.

For some, finding out that you are pregnant create mixed feelings. Alongside excitement or joy you may also feeling nervous or anxious, all of which are totally normal. Plus, what the media often shows us can be, quite frankly, terrifying. However, labour and birth are not always a screaming trauma. If you are looking for a factual and honest approach to labour and birth preparation classes that help you feel reassured and knowledgeable about your birth choices, then we can help.

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It is so important to have confidence in yourself and your body during pregnancy, labour and birth. We can help you to understand just how incredible your body is, and we present this information in a completely unique way that no one else does. Our trademarked way of teaching has feedback and results that positively show, it does help you to have more positive birth experience and feel more in control.

This is a standalone antenatal class and is all you need to understand for birth preparation, though there is an option to do hypnobirthing and mindfulness for birth sessions with the Real Birth Workshop teacher.

About your Harrogate teacher:

Jay Kelly

My name is Lena, and I could probably say I am a recovered birth addict.
My personal journey began 21 years ago when I birthed my 1st baby. I was young and uninformed, I had no idea what birth could be like or any idea of how to work with my body. I went on to have a 2nd baby, then baby number 3 and 4 came along as identical twins. More recently I gave birth to 2 more little ones, as I carried 2 more pregnancies as a surrogate for friends.

My professional journey began 18 years ago with my first doula family. A wonderful VBAC.
Shortly after I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP & EFT, and specialised in trauma-informed practice. I have since trained in many dedicated courses to add to my experience and skills in supporting families through all manner of reproductive health experiences.
Hypnosis for Fertility, Hypnobirthing, Antenatal Education, 3 Step rewind, Birth Trauma debriefing, Mindfulness & Meditation, and in more recent times training as a Pediatric Sleep Consultant.

I look forward to supporting you through this exciting journey.

For more information about upcoming dates or more details, email