WHO ARE WE?
The Real Birth Company has been born from the idea that every woman 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 3 years our programme has been shared with 1000’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.
WHAT WE DO?
….The Real Birth Company is all about helping women achieve a positive pregnancy and birth experience. Our positive approach to birth is deeply embedded in our ethos and values.
You will learn to facilitate face-to-face and virtual workshops, using our accredited antenatal teacher training programme. The most common format is facilitating the birth workshop over 1-day, however this can be split into smaller lessons.
You will learn how to impart these sessions, in any format, in a positive manner and help support women regardless of their birthing choices.
You will gain a certificate as a registered Real Birth Antenatal Teacher and gain access to our supportive Hub, that is full of resources and information for your sessions along with support from your Peers. Within the Hub are training videos and updates, so you can always refresh your memory prior to taking a class!
Your training will allow you to set up and deliver your own antenatal sessions or 1-2-1 classes, either within a private framework or if you work in the NHS it will enhance your current offering for antenatal classes or assist you to redevelop the provision you have. In all cases it will give you additional skills and thought processes, at what it means to impart positive, evidence-based, antenatal education classes.
The course is structured over three days face-to-face or 4 days virtually. The last day on each course, being your assessment day. This is a fun day and nothing to feel concerned about! It’s an opportunity to bring together with your peers, all your training. Here you will be assessed on presenting the programme to your peers.
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“Love the philosophy and ethos! The knowledge sharing and empowerment.”
“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!!”
“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.”
“I like the relaxed environment and pace of the days.”
“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.”
“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.”
“This course is excellent. As a midwife, it has really helped not only with antenatal education but also with practice.”
“As a midwife for over 15 years, there were so many things I gained from attending this course!”
“Enjoyed the innovative reverse teaching technique.”
“I enjoyed everything and can’t wait to deliver the course. It’s very easy to follow and stimulating.”
“The course was amazing, I cannot wait to share my knowledge with mums and dads to be.”
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The programme that you will work through has been written in a format that has been researched and thought to enhance the learning process. This syllabus is written in the same structure and will take the same form as your classes. We will look at the attitudes to labour and birth which play an integral part to way the course is delivered.
The Real Birth Company has a real community feel and approach, it is an all inclusive company with its Antenatal Teachers at the heart of that community.
You will find that you are well supported by your classes and there will always be help on hand within the Hub for any questions or advice that you may need, including how to advertise your classes. We have regular national advertising campaigns that will help direct people to your sessions.
Each year you will be invited to an update day where you can reconnect with your peers and discuss any challenges you may have experienced. This day will help maintain your registration that is payable yearly to continue to be a registered teacher. The yearly registration is £70 per year.
The 3-day face to face course is £720, you can either pay in full or a deposit of £200 to secure your place. Our courses run several times a year and pre-booking is essential.
Our virtual training course, takes place over 4 days in a 2 week period. This is £690. You can pay either in full or a deposit of £200 to secure your place. If you live locally to our main studio you can attend the course in person at the same rate as the virtual cost.
If you have a military discount please call us on 01432 345534.
If you are required to complete a Birthing Basics Course, this is an additional £100. This is an online course to be completed before you start your Real Birth Programme Training.
You can book ONLINE or if you have any special requests please contact us directly. The course fee includes all your materials for the course, refreshments and lunch. It also includes your first years Hub access.
If you are a NHS Trust or group of 5 or more people and wish to organise local training, please contact us for further details. You can find out more about commissioning our services on our Commissioners page.
If you are a NHS Trust, Private Hospital, Sure Start or Home Start group of more than 4 people and wish to organise group training, please contact us for details. You can also read more about commissioning our services on our Commissioners page.
FOR ANY MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS CALL ZOE, JULIA OR RACHEL ON 01432 345534
You can train out of several locations, our favourite being at The Real Birth Studio in Hereford! This is the home of the Real Birth Company and our main Training Centre.
There are plenty of reasonably priced B&B’s and hotels in the area and you can take an evening stroll around the City and see the sights, including the famous Mappi Mundi.
You can also train in Leeds, London, Birmingham, Exeter and Belfast and if none of these are easy for you to get to, there is the option of Virtual Training.
For privately arranged group courses, please contact us separately.
See calendar for dates.
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.