Breathing Techniques for Labour & Birth

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Breathing Techniques for Labour & Birth Online Course

Preparing for labour and birth can be a complex journey but most people are in agreement that no matter what type of birth you are planning, BREATHING is a key and fundamental tool.

This self-guided course is designed to teach you WHY the breath has such a huge impact on the way we cope in labour by examining the MIND-BODY connection.

We then go through a series of exercises that helps us to recognise our own natural breathing rhythm; develop the ability to control the breath; practice techniques to use the breath to relax and calm down; learn specific breathing techniques for labour, and combine visualisation and vocalisation as part of the breathing process.

This course comprises short videos to talk through the exercises and has downloadable MP3s so you can practice at your leisure.

The full course is 2.5 hours and costs £19.99.

Who the online breathing techniques for labour course is for…

This is perfect for parents-to-be who are not ready to jump into a full antenatal course.

Perhaps you have done other antenatal classes and you just want to top up your learning with some online breathing techniques for labour to practice at home.

Maybe you have had a baby already and kinda know what you are doing but just want a refresher to remind you what works and why.

If you are feeling anxious these breathing techniques will also help to alleviate your feelings of fear and anxiety as breathing deeply has a positive physiological effect on the body and mind.

What’s included…

  • 2 videos (to explain how the course is structured)
  • 11 downloadable MP3 audio files (to cover all the exercises)
  • 1 presentation (to show you how breathing affects the body and mind in labour and birth)
  • 3 downloadable MP3 audio files (with bonus guided relaxation tracks)
  • 2.5 hours of content


Your classes were so helpful – we really knew very little about the process of labour, and nothing at all about how to handle it.

We went into the labour feeling really confident and relaxed. I found the range of positions you took us through really useful, and used several of them.

Our midwife commented on how happy and relaxed we were and even said that we were making her feel relaxed!

Jess & James

antenatal student

This is definitely a course for a couple to attend as it demystifies birth, particularly for partners. It covers every aspect of birthing and all the variables and circumstances.

It also takes away any fear I came away feeling like I can really do this!


There is a lot of information covered in what seems a short amount of time but Eleanor has constructed her course beautifully so all the information can be digested easily.

My partner and I booked Eleanor for our second child, I was amazed at how much new information Eleanor taught that we hadn’t been told with our first.

I would highly recommend Birthzang to any couple wanting to gain valuable information leading up to the birth of their baby.

Thank you Eleanor!

Ian & Sarah

Eleanor Hayes: Online Antenatal Teacher and Author

Who am I?

Antenatal teacher, mentor & all-round good egg

I founded Birthzang after having an incredible birth experience that enlightened me that with the right tools and skills at her fingertips, any woman can have a positive birth experience.

I discovered my passion for providing parents with practical and non-fluffy information in my online antenatal workshops and classes about how to cope with pregnancy, labour, birth, and parenthood.

My book 'Helping Birth' is available as a kindle or paperback.

An indispensable guide for parents looking for reliable information about birth pain relief options and common interventions in labour.