Face to Face Support for Pregnant Mums
Written by Harvey Williamson on October 14, 2020
A mum of 3 from Telford has opened up her hypnobirthing business to face to face classes to help local expectant mothers and birthing people feel less isolated.
The restrictions around Covid-19 have meant pregnant mums have been forced to attend many hospital appointments and scans alone, and there has been a reduction in face to face antenatal classes.
Lucie Young from Boho Birth Collective teaches Hypnobirthing classes, Pregnancy Relaxation courses, Mindful Breastfeeding and is also a Postnatal Doula. She said, “Being pregnant in 2020 has been really challenging for new parents to be, and the reduction in face to face classes has meant new mums aren’t building up a support network of fellow mums, making those first weeks with a new baby lonely too. Not having a partner or someone else at hospital appointments to offer support or take in that information with you or be able to share in the joy will have been really difficult for many women as well.”
Lucie has opened up her Pregnancy Relaxation classes to being in person, helping mums connect with others in a covid safe space. She found that around 75% of her recent enquiries were about wanting that face to face experience rather than a virtual appointment over Zoom.
Lucie adds, “I noticed many new mums and parents were lacking that friendship circle of support that you often make when attending antenatal classes, so finding it lonely during those first few weeks and feeling apprehensive about going to baby groups by themselves. My pregnancy relaxation classes are friendly, relaxed, welcoming and a safe space to be able to chat about pregnancy, be able to moan as well as celebrate and then enjoy a blissful relaxation to finish!”
Lucie’s pregnancy relaxation classes will be a 6 week course running every Thursday evening 7:30-8:30pm from 5th November until 10th December located in the studio room of the well-established Back and Body Care Clinic in Newport, Shropshire. Prices are £10 a session and must be pre-booked as spaces are limited.
For further information about Lucie and Boho Birth Collective and to book a class please visit www.bohobirthcollective.com