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Why book a 1:1 session with Grow+Gather?

Last weekend we had such a blast running an antenatal session for some lovely expectant parents to be. It was such a joy to get to know them and to work with them to ensure they felt confident and calm for both labour and the early days of parenting. Don’t get me wrong, we love our Gather weekends and it is always amazing getting to know everyone during our weekend antenatal classes. But you know what else we also love? Bespoke, 1:1 sessions for birthing folk in their own home. It is such a pleasure to get to meet couples/individuals/families and to be able to offer something that is completely tailored to their own individual needs. So why book a 1:1 session with us? And what can you expect if you do? If only there was a blog post to tell you….!

Content tailored to your needs

Perhaps you are planning a caesarean section or maybe you are thinking about a homebirth and have some specific questions you would like to ask or things you want to discuss. Maybe you want to go over your birth preferences and need someone to guide you with honest, evidence-based and reliable information? Or maybe you have a specific concern or worry that you want some reassurance about. As with all our sessions, there is no judgement and no bias but just open, friendly support at your own pace with plenty of time to discuss anything you need.

A relaxed environment

If you have been struggling physically or work has been really hectic, attending our antenatal classes with 14-18 other people might seem a little overwhelming. It could be that you work weekends and aren’t able to commit to our weekend antenatal classes. If that sounds like you, then why not let us come to you in the comfort of your own home or you can join us at one of our houses. We are also happy to meet somewhere more neutral if that is where you prefer - coffee shop, pub, a friend’s house or over zoom. Whatever works! You can keep your slippers on (and even your jammies if you want!) and we always make time for cups of tea.

Ongoing support and the chance to meet others

As with all our classes, Hailey and I are always happy to answer any questions you might have even after our session has ended. You are always welcome to send us an email or a text and we can schedule extra sessions if something unexpected crops up. We can also offer support postnatally too. Our feeding support sessions are great for some in-depth, individualised support. Doing a 1:1 session doesn’t mean you wont meet others. Hailey and I are always happy to add you to the whatsapp groups we set up for those who attend our antenatal classes so you will be linked in to plenty of others expecting a baby around the same time as you.

You choose who attends

We are happy to run these sessions for anyone you would like to attend. If you already have children then they are welcome to join us and we can work around the timings that work best for you as a family. If you are planning on having your sister or mum or aunt with you for your birth then they can attend our sessions too. If your friend or sister is going to come along, perhaps they have their own questions or queries they might have and we are always happy to answer any questions that others might have. If they are supporting you to birth your baby, we want to make sure birth partners are as relaxed, calm and confident as they can possibly be. 

We know the system and we know birth

Hailey and I have looked after thousands of pregnant women and their partners. We get that sometimes, it can all feel a little overwhelming. We have been midwives for years and no question can faze us! By doing our 1:1 sessions, we will build your confidence so that you will feel fully equipped for what lies ahead. We want you to feel as relaxed as possible about the birth of your baby as well as managing the early weeks at home with a small infant. Whether it’s through practical demonstration of changing a nappy, swaddling and bathing a baby, or learning the importance of movement and breathing for birth, we have you covered!

Why not get in touch with us to find out more about our 1:1 sessions. We are happy to discuss any questions you might have via email or over the phone. Obviously we think our classes are pretty fab, but don’t just take our word for it! We have loads of reviews on our website if you want to hear what others have to say. We can’t wait to hear from you. 

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