POSITIVE BIRTH RETREAT

Take the full hypnobirthing course in the beautiful surroundings of the stunning Devon countryside whilst also enjoying a relaxing 3 night break in a luxury cottage. Fully catered, with morning yoga classes and indulgent massage treatments, the Positive Birth Retreat is the perfect way to truly get away from it all and prepare for the birth of your baby.

CAN BIRTH PARTNERS ATTEND?

Birth partners are not only welcome to attend but encouraged to do so because we recognise they play a vital role in the birth process. We believe that a woman should be well supported in pregnancy and birth and the course equips the birth partner with all the tools they need to be able to do this. We believe that birth is a real team effort. 

WHEN AND WHERE?

The next Positive Birth Retreat is taking place Friday 13th October until Monday 16th October 2017 and is being held at Spring Cottage in East Budleigh, near Exeter in Devon. Spring Cottage is a 15 minute drive from the M5 or just two and a quarter hours by train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids. Transfers can be arranged from the station.

how much does it cost and what's included?

The retreat costs £1095 per couple and includes the following...

  • 3 night stay in a luxury cottage in Devon. All double bedrooms with en-suite facilities and complimentary mini bar
  • Fully catered with nutritious menu created especially for pregnant women (3x breakfasts, 2x lunch, 2x dinner, all snacks and drinks included)
  • Fully comprehensive Hypnobirthing antenatal course
  • The Hypnobirthing book, MP3s, course materials and goody bag
  • Two morning yoga sessions led by a qualified instructor and tailored for pregnant women
  • Nourishing full body aromatherapy massage for Mum and equivalent treatment for Dad
  • Two evening guided relaxation sessions
  • One-to-one private consultation to discuss birth preferences and any specific concerns
  • Invite to join a private Facebook group after the retreat where you can get support and advice 
  • On-going support on phone or email right up until the birth of your baby

THE LOCATION

Spring Cottage is situated in the heart of idyllic Devon countryside and offers the ultimate in seclusion, comfort and tranquility. This beautiful, oak framed house has 5 generously sized, en-suite bedrooms; a huge, open plan living and dining area with bespoke kitchen and huge range cooker; as well as a second large lounge and separate utility complete with steam room, offering endless space. Every room reveals the craftsmanship of the property through the natural, uncovered oak beams and natural stone complements each of the 7 bathrooms, including the steam room. The house is the perfect place to get away and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing break. The house boasts a large garden and offers access to acres of woodland for gentle strolls should you fancy, there is also ample parking.

WHAT WILL I LEARN AND HOW WILL IT HELP ME?

On the course you will learn how your body is designed to work perfectly in birth from a physiological and psychological perspective. You will learn how to work with your body to best facilitate a quick and easy labour and birth. You will be taught various relaxation techniques and have the opportunity to practice them. Most importantly you will come to understand why it is important to remain calm and relaxed, in mind and body, and also how to achieve this. On the course we also discuss birth place choices and the interventions you may be offered so that you are in a position to make fully informed decisions. We also discuss options available to you regarding the delivery of your placenta and the injections that will be offered to your baby at birth. Finally we run through the different stages of labour so you know what to expect and bring everything you have learnt together so you leave feeling informed, empowered and excited to give birth.

how do i book?

If you would like to join a Positive Birth Retreat or would like some more information, please use the contact form on this website or email retreats@thepositivebirthcompany.co.uk. We can only accommodate four couples on each retreat so places are extremely limited. We require a non-refundable deposit to secure your booking with the full balance payable prior to attending the retreat.