We often are questioned on why we are different from the well known Solihull Approach Programme, which is a very good Parenting Programme.
The Solihull Approach is regarded as a Parenting Programme, looking at the feelings and emotions for the whole family, it is based on the Solihull Approach model of containment, reciprocity and behaviour management. It uses a social learning theory to impart the information and has been developed by many professionals and is cascaded down to various professionals through cascade training.
The Real Birth Programme uses a reverse learning theory technique, that is based on how our brains retain and store information. It has been written from a midwifery understanding of birth physiology, using this technique, as it is shown to enhance understanding and memory of information, in this instance birth physiology and preparation information. Each Real Birth Teacher is trained in our programme, this is not cascade training as each midwife, doula or doctor is required to show an understanding of the programme methods to become certified to teach. This way we are helping with continuity of the information shared to women.
In comparison to The Real Birth approach, the Solihull Approach birth preparation section is much shorter, as it is a parenting programme not a birth preparation programme. The Solihull Approach can be found here for further reading.