Emma’s Success Story

What Emma has to say about Pregnancy Yoga “I like the fact you take it at your own pace and as well as learning techniques to cope with labour.” And Antenatal Workshop “We absolutely loved the workshop! It was practical, easy to follow, really...

Jess & James’s Story

We’re very happy to say that our beautiful daughter arrived safely. The labour was mainly very do-able, just incredibly long at 65 hours! It’s really just the last couple of hours trying to push her out out I’d rather forget! Your classes were so...

Anita’s Birth Story

Giving birth to our gorgeous baby Alyssa was nothing like I imagined. I wanted to have a water birth, only gas and air for pain relief, active birthing, walking around, birth ball, and all that. But my labour lasted 42 hours and I only dilated in the last 3 hours from...

Halima’s Story

I initially felt apprehensive about my labour and birth before the workshop. However Eleanor created a warm atmosphere for the class and provided plenty of information. I particularly liked the sections on showing how the baby is born, the structure of the pelvis and...

History of Active Birth

History of Birth Women have been birthing instinctively for millennia. Find any historical image of birth and it is almost universally showing the woman in an upright position. They were attended by other women, experts in birthing – midwives and doctors played...

Sara’s Story

“Thank you to Birthzang for helping me through a difficult time of a planned C-section. I really wanted to have a positive birth experience second time around and thought that having a C-section meant I couldn’t have an active & natural birth…...

Birthzang’s Guide to Active Birth

Watch this video to get some insight as to the main principles of Active Birth (as coined by Janet Balaskas) and how it can make your birth easier, safer, more efficient and less painful. Helping Birth In my book, Helping Birth: Your guide to pain relief choices and...

Anita’s story

I attended the Birthzang Active Birth Workshop with my husband at 31 weeks because I knew I didn’t want to give birth lying on my back and I wanted to learn more about the best ways to have an active birth. The workshop exceeded our expectations and we found it...

Sarah’s Story

“Eleanor is a fantastic teacher; she is very knowledgeable on the birth process and explains things in a very clear way. I already have one child and have done two different antenatal courses prior to Birthzang, but I still felt that I learnt a lot on the day...

Bex & Ben’s Story

“We had a workshop at Eleanor’s excellent private workshop venue in East Reading. It was great to learn how to encourage the baby to get into a good position for labour, and which positions can help the baby move during labour and birth and we enjoyed...

Mr & Mrs D’s Story

“My husband and I found this course invaluable in building our confidence to birth our daughter together as a team. Thank you Eleanor for being a great and positive teacher.” Mr & Mrs N, November...

Janet Balaskas – what an amazing woman!

Just came across this really interesting article on Janet Balaskas from 2012. I am getting excited about meeting her in 2 weeks when I start my training. She really revolutionised so much about the way we give birth – and want to give birth.  ...

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