Bumps, Balls and Breathing Classes

Breathing, relaxation and physical skills for labour

Classes at Carterton Children’s Centre cost £7 per person per one hour session. Couples' session first Friday of every month, £15 per couple or £10 per single attendee per one and a half hour session.

Classes at Cotswold Birth Centre are £7 per session, or £30 for 5 pre-booked consecutive classes.

One-to-one sessions in your own home are also available at £35 per hour. For bookings beyond a 10 mile radius of our homes, there will be an additional mileage charge. Witney, Carterton, Chipping Norton, Burford and surrounding villages are all within this catchment.

 


Antenatal Courses

A detailed exploration of birth and the early weeks of parenting, designed to empower you to make choices that are right for you at the time.

6 week courses, £197 per couple.

Each course booking includes a copy of Sarah Boyd's Visualisations for Labour CD, seven antenatal classes and one postnatal class.

Private classes, either antenatal or Bumps, Balls and Breathing: £35 per hour. For bookings beyond a 10 mile radius of our homes, there will be an additional mileage charge. Witney, Carterton, Chipping Norton, Burford and surrounding villages are all within this catchment.

 


Birth Doula

Support for you and your partner through your pregnancy, labour and early days of parenting.

Standard fee is £950, with a £350 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.

This includes:

  • 3 antenatal visits
  • 2 postnatal visits
  • 24 hour on-call period from 2 weeks before up to 2 weeks after the due date
  • E-mail and phone support
  • Continuous support at the labour and birth
  • A written account of the birth

Additional expenses include:

  • Once the doula has been present at the labour for 24 hours, there will then be an hourly rate of £15 until the baby is born or the doula leaves.
  • For bookings beyond a 20 mile radius of our homes, there will be an additional mileage charge. The John Radcliffe and the Horton are both within this limit.

If you require more than 5 visits from the doula, these will be charged at £20 per hour.

 


Post Natal Doula

Support for you and your partner for as long as you need it once your baby is here.

Sarah: £20 per hour for daytime work. Kirsten (as a mentored doula): £15 per hour for daytime work.

Daily rate of £140 for 8 hours (Sarah), £110 (Kirsten).

Overnight bookings (Sarah) taken at £150 per night Sun - Thurs; £180 for Friday nights and £200 for Saturday nights. Overnight bookings are from 9pm - 7am, unless otherwise arranged.

24 hour bookings (Sarah) taken at £230, excluding weekend work.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking.

For bookings beyond a 20 mile radius of our homes, there will be an additional mileage charge.

 


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Baby and Mama Relax Course

A six week course of pelvic floor and gentle core strengthening exercises for mums, that you come to with your baby.

£60 for course of 6 x 1.5 hour classes, including a chance for a cuppa and a chat.

 


Baby Massage Course

A six week course of baby massage and baby stretches, suitable from 8 weeks to crawling.

Additional, optional Saturday dads' class available to anyone who has completed the 6 week course.

£60 per course of 6 sessions of approx. 1.5 hours each, including tea and biscuits.

Dads' class £10 if paid in advance, £12 if paid on the day.

 

Newborn Mothers Courses and Classes

A chance to meet other new mums with babies of a similar age, and discuss the joys and challenges of having a new baby.

£23 for the single postnatal class, 2 hours long.

£65 for the course of 4 x 2 hour sessions.

 

 

Placenta Services

Have your placenta turned into capsules and more to keep you energised and hormonally balanced after the birth.

Encapsulation of placenta £175 - £200 (£150 if booked with a birth doula package)

Extra services (only available when booking encapsulation):

Placenta tincture, 500ml bottle:  £60

Homeopathic remedies (7c and 30c): £45

Placenta balm, 120ml pot:  £35

Placenta cream, 120ml pot:  £30

Placenta baby care cream, 120ml pot:  £30

Placenta essence, 200ml bottle:  £25

Placenta print £10

For collection beyond a 20 mile radius of my home (the Horton and the JR are within this range), there will be additional travel costs. These are detailed on the booking form.