The Real Birth Company has been born from the idea that everyone should be able to access positive, affordable, evidence-based information. We believe totally that informative antenatal education is a vital part of pregnancy, and over the last 6 years our programme has been shared with 10,000’s of women.
The Real Birth Programme has been developed to look at birth with a modern approach. We use the latest up to date evidence-based information and is being constantly developed to move with the ever-changing maternity services.
OUR MISSION STATEMENTS
To impart knowledge with confidence to empower pregnant women and people and their birth partners at this very special time.
To provide relevant, up to date evidence based antenatal information that is imparted with a positive attitude to birth.
WHAT WE DO?
The RealBirth Company is dedicated to empowering individuals guiding expecting parents toward positive pregnancy and birth experiences. Our ethos emphasizes a positive approach to birth, underpinned by our core values.
In just over a week of training, you’ll become proficient in facilitating both face-to-face and virtual workshops through our accredited antenatal teacher training program. This comprehensive programme, equips you to conduct 6-weekly sessions in various formats, ensuring a positive environment while supporting a deeper understanding of childbirth, caring for their baby and themselves postnatally, whilst presenting many of their options, choices and preferences.
Upon completion, you’ll earn certification as a registered RealBirth Programme Antenatal Educator and gain exclusive access to a supportive Hub. This Hub is a treasure trove of resources and information designed for your classes, accompanied by peer support from fellow RealBirth educators. Training videos and updates are readily available, offering ongoing assistance before you lead a class.
Our training enables you to establish and conduct your own antenatal sessions or personalised one-on-one classes within a private framework. If you’re an NHS professional, we have a tailored training programme specifically for you. Our course enriches you with advanced skills and methodologies for delivering evidence-based, positive antenatal education.
Thank you so much!! It was a really good course that I thoroughly enjoyed! It was so nice to go back to basics and remember the fundamentals of labour and birth! Thanks again,
- June 2023,
It was interesting speaking to other midwives around the country. I enjoyed the revision aspect of the course and how to put together in a ‘coaching’ environment
- April 2023,
Zoe is so professional, confident and engaging. It was nice to speak to other midwives within the local area as well to see their perspective on antenatal education and midwifery care overall.
- May 2023,
The face-to-face sessions!
Their way of teaching and support was incredible
- October 2022,
“I really enjoyed the interaction as Zoe encouraged us to write notes on our flip art and she would provide constructive feedback on our revision. She is very passionate about Real Birth and I feel this is passed on through the training.”
- June 2020
“The break out rooms were very helpful as each of us had a slightly different Way of writing the information as notes and we shared our knowledge and notes and helped each other to practice. I felt this time away allowed us to interact in a way we probably wouldn’t have if we were face to face.”
- June 2020,
- June 2020
“I loved the content, the format and the friendliness. Just the right amount of pace vs support. Even though it was scary at first, presenting the course back was invaluable to make sure I’d understood the content and for feedback on how I came across and what to work on. Almost wish I could do the course again!”
- July 2020,
“Love the philosophy and ethos! The knowledge sharing and empowerment.”
- July 2020,
“I have recently had the privilege of completing the Real Birth training programme, with Zoe and five other amazing Irish midwives. The Programme has given me a completely new view of antenatal education. This programme puts women in the centre of a positive, informed interactive class. The way the class is delivered is empowering for both Women and Midwives. I can’t wait to start teaching it here!!”
- January 2019
“As a midwife who taught antenatal classes this class has given me a totally different perspective on teaching. I cannot wait to teach this programme using our positive language and doing things in reverse! Also as a midwife in the hospital I cannot wait to turn our delivery suite to our birthing suite and caring for women in labour using our positive language. I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 day course. It was intense but it was my favourite by far.”
- January 2019
“I have just been to train with Zoe at the Real Birth Studio, and to say it was amazing is an understatement! She is so passionate about women and their birth experiences …it really rubs of on you. The course is jam packed with evidence based antenatal information so I know that I will always be teaching up to date material.”
- April 2019
“I know how Zoe works and it wasn’t just ‘good’ it was excellent! Every detail made it not only interesting to teach but fascinating to take part in. A lot of the content I knew nut had forgotten because we just don’t go into detail as midwives – the NHS classes are very medicalised. I can’t wait for my first workshop.”
- March 2018
“This course is excellent. As a midwife, it has really helped not only with antenatal education but also with practice.”
- March 2018
“As a midwife for over 15 years, there were so many things I gained from attending this course!”
- July 2018
“I enjoyed everything and can’t wait to deliver the course. It’s very easy to follow and stimulating.”
- October 2018
“The course was amazing, I cannot wait to share my knowledge with mums and dads to be.”
- January 2018
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What to Expect
Meet Joanne, a passionate advocate for positive birth experiences, who embarked on a journey with The RealBirth Company as an Antenatal Educator. With a desire to empower expecting parents and facilitate accessible birth preparation classes, Joanne discovered a fulfilling opportunity that not only aligned with her values but also offered promising earning potential.
Flexible Class Structure: As a RealBirth Antenatal Educator, Joanne had the autonomy to source suitable venues for her clients. RealBirth’s emphasis on intimate class sizes, capped at 5 to 6 pregnant families, allowed her to foster a conducive environment for personalized interaction and support.
Guidance on Fair Pricing: During her induction period, Joanne received comprehensive guidance on fair pricing strategies. The RealBirth Company believes in equitable access to birth preparation classes and provided a pricing guide to ensure inclusivity. While not mandatory, the guide assisted Joanne in offering fair access while maintaining a sustainable business model.
Inclusivity and Reduced Rates: RealBirth actively encourages its teachers to consider inclusivity by offering reduced rates for individuals facing financial constraints. Joanne found fulfillment in extending her classes to those on benefits or with challenging circumstances, ensuring that everyone could benefit from essential birth preparation education.
Unlimited Workshop Opportunities: RealBirth’s flexible approach allowed Joanne to decide on the number of workshops she held throughout the year. This flexibility empowered her to tailor her schedule according to her preferences and the needs of her community, thus expanding her earning potential.
Through her dedication and the support of The RealBirth Company, Joanne not only found fulfilment in empowering expecting parents but also discovered a rewarding avenue for generating income. By blending her passion for positive birth experiences with a flexible and inclusive teaching approach, Joanne found a meaningful way to make a difference while unlocking her earning potential.
At The Real Birth Company, our educator programme is meticulously designed to guide you through a structured and proven format. This approach not only enhances the learning process but also aids in retaining crucial information. Your teacher’s syllabus mirrors the format of your classes, ensuring consistency and coherence in the delivery of essential content. We delve into exploring attitudes towards labour and birth, recognising their pivotal role in shaping the course’s delivery.
Embracing a real sense of community lies at the core of The Real Birth Company. Our ethos fosters inclusivity, making our Antenatal Educators integral members of this supportive community. You’ll find a nurturing environment where mutual support and collaboration thrive.
Comprehensive Support and Resources:
Expect ongoing support from your classes and a wealth of assistance available within our Hub. Whether you seek guidance on teaching methodologies or advice on advertising your classes, help is always at hand. We can help support your advertising campaign to direct individuals to your sessions, amplifying your reach.
Annual Update and Registration:
As part of our commitment to continuous learning and professional development, you’ll be invited to bi-annual update day and many additional webinars through the year. These events provide a platform to reconnect with peers, share experiences, and address any challenges encountered. Furthermore, maintaining your registration as a RealBirth Antenatal Educator requires an annual fee of £125.00 set up by direct debit. This fee sustains your status as a registered teacher, resources and all continuous training, ensuring access to ongoing support and resources.
Join our vibrant community at The RealBirth Company, where structured learning, comprehensive support, and ongoing professional development converge to empower you in delivering exceptional antenatal education while being a part of a nurturing and inclusive community.
Investing in our RealBirth Antenatal Educator Training is an investment in your future and a rewarding path towards making a meaningful impact in the lives of expecting families. Our comprehensive 5-day training course and business development support, priced at £2250, is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in guiding and supporting parents-to-be.
We understand the significance of manageable payments, which is why we offer the flexibility to split the course fee into accessible installments. With courses running four times a year at our permanent training centers, securing your spot in advance is essential due to high demand.
For those requiring completion of our Birthing Basics Course, an additional £100 investment ensures a solid foundation before embarking on the RealBirth Antenatal Educator Training. This online course primes you for success and enriches your learning experience.
Booking is made simple via our online platform, but we also welcome direct contact for any special requests or inquiries. The course fee is inclusive, covering all necessary materials, refreshments, lunch, and grants you access to the Hub for the first year—your gateway to a wealth of resources and support.
If you belong to NHS, Local Authority, or Child Health Services, we offer tailored programmes and encourage you to reach out for further information, including details on commissioning our services, accessible via our Commissioners page.
For any queries or additional information, our team is readily available to assist. Feel free to call us at 01432 345534. Join us on this transformative journey and become a part of a community dedicated to fostering positive birth experiences and empowerment for expecting families.
Embarking on our training journey is an exciting prospect with a range of locations to choose from, including our cherished Real Birth Studio in Hereford—the heart and soul of The Real Birth Company.
Nestled in Hereford, our main Training Centre offers an inviting atmosphere and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the very essence of our company. Here, you’ll experience a vibrant training environment surrounded by the rich history and charm of the city. Picture yourself taking leisurely evening strolls, exploring the sights, and discovering gems like the famous Mappi Mundi—a truly enriching experience to help relax at the end of a days training.
Beyond Hereford, we offer training in dynamic locations such as Manchester, and Belfast. For groups of five or more, we’re delighted to arrange bespoke training facilities closer to your area, ensuring convenience and a personalised learning environment.
Consult our calendar for available dates, allowing you to plan your training according to your schedule. Whether it’s the allure of Hereford’s charm, the urban vibrancy of Manchester, the academic ambiance of Oxford, the cultural richness of Exeter, or the captivating landscapes of Belfast, each location offers its unique appeal, promising a fulfilling and enjoyable training experience.
Our commitment to providing inclusive accommodations ensures that your training experience is not only enriching but also convenient and hassle-free. Choose the location that resonates with you and rest assured that your stay during the training will be taken care of as part of our comprehensive package.
Selecting your preferred training location amongst these diverse and vibrant cities is just the beginning of an exciting journey into the world of RealBirth education.
Our training courses are insured by Holistic Insurance. Member type: HIS Training School UK.
We hold appropriate Professional Liability, Public Liability, Errors, and Omissions including Malpractice and Products Liability Insurance.
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