Hello, it's Zana (website and Birthing with Confidence owner) here. Today it's 17th March 2020.
Sadly, we're living in very uncertain times right now. If you're pregnant you might be feeling more worried about yours and your baby's health. You might already have children and feel concerns about them as well as others in your family and friends groups. The news and general advice seems to be changing daily - or even more frequently - and the situation feels confusing.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) issued some FAQs for pregnant women and their partners last week which they have since updated. Click here to go to the RCOG website information.
Given all the additional stress and worry in the air at the moment, it's a shame that we've had to cancel our weekly Pregnancy Relaxation Hour at the New Forest Birth Centre as it would have been a lovely haven of peace and calm where you could switch off from world-worries.
At the moment, Barbara and I (Zana) are taking one day at a time. We are currently both happy to work 1-1 with you privately in your home, providing we, you and those around you are showing no symptoms of the virus and we're all washing hands several times a day!
For the time being, we will continue to offer all day 1-1 hypnobirthing courses (you can choose between Zana and Barbara for these) and private 1-1 non-hypnobirthing antenatal courses of 2, 3 or 4 hours in your home or Zana's. If you have already booked a group course with us, we'll be in touch in due course to discuss the best way forward with you.
If you'd prefer not to engage in face-to-face meetings, I have made all my studio-quality hypnobirthing downloads available to buy individually. Go to this page for more info. Usually these are only given to hypnobirthing course participants and are not available elsewhere. Given the current climate I expect the "Releasing Fears and Concerns" one to be quite popular!
Downloads are £10 each. Contact Zana on info@BirthingWithConfidence.co.uk if you'd like to know more.
If you'd prefer Barbara's voice, she too has downloads available for sale. You can contact Barbara on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're not sure, you can read about each of us on the About Us page. In the photo Barbara is on the left, Zana on the right!