We found the sessions particularly useful, especially for letting go of anxieties that were still held after the birth of our daughter. The course taught me to see the two pregnancies as separate and to treat the labours in the same way (as two separate events).
Having the private sessions meant we could be really flexible, which helped immensely when trying to fit them in around work commitments and our other child. Sam was very accommodating when trying to get dates to fit. It was also good to have the private sessions as we felt completely at ease to talk freely about our emotions. Personally, doing the sessions in smaller groups may have made me less likely to open up. We really benefitted from the personalised nature of the course.
The accompanying material is good and the workbook makes for a clear and concise support document to refer to between classes. The birth videos, relaxation sessions etc. all fitted well with the ‘theme’ of each session. We found the birth videos particularly empowering, especially those showing a second or third labour after a difficult first birth.
Sam has been very supportive and is great at communicating between classes. We’ve always felt like she is here for us if we need any additional help, which is a really comforting feeling. Thank you.