25 Bickerton Road, Archway, London
The Active Birth Centre based in Archway was set up and is run by the renowned childbirth educator Janet Balaskas. She offers active birth pregnancy yoga classes, an active birth preparation course (2-day over a weekend), hypnobirthing and active water birth courses. Many courses are taught by Janet and are centered around gentle yoga from your 12th week of pregnancy to help strengthen your body for birth preparation and life with a new baby. A typical class will include how to use breathing and relaxation positions to relieve stress, and reduce the strains of pregnancy by improving posture and circulation. Postnatally, you can attend Baby & Me classes to help you adjust to new motherhood, get breastfeeding support, learn baby massage and first aid techniques.