Just Launched: Join our new, Calm and Confident Birth Programme

Introducing our latest pregnancy and birth preparation course…

Calm and Confident Birth Programme

A complete programme including empowering pregnancy, labour and birth preparation sessions.

“Take ownership of your birth through empowerment and confidence”.

Our unique programme has been developed by a midwife and doula duo and covers one full day in the luxury environment of Thornton Hall on the Wirral, to support you to enjoy your pregnancy and prepare for your birth physically, mentally emotionally and spiritually.

Also included are 2 additional one to one online sessions to build your confidence further and enhance your knowledge on your special unique journey. These are completely bespoke and tailored to your needs.

Next date coming soon…

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(Price is subsidised by sponsorship and includes one pregnant person and one chosen birth support partner – Your programme also includes lunch and refreshments during the day)

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Take Ownership of Your Birth:

Join us in taking ownership of your birth through empowerment and confidence. Let us guide you on your journey towards a calm and confident birth experience.

Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Reserve your spot today!

What you can expect?

Our expertise will offer knowledge and guidance; we will share essential techniques and resources to ignite and enhance the trust, strength and power innately within you. Our valuable teaching will empower you to overcome any fears and insecurities, and will encourage you to re-attune to your body and soul, enabling you to advocate for yourself and your birth preferences whether you choose to birth at home or in hospital.

Some of the things we will cover on the day are below:

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Introduction to your birth and choices
Breathing techniques and Hypnobirthing
Birth Affirmations – also creating and crafting your own
The bio-mechanics of birth and working with your body and hormones
Self Care and Yoga exercises
How to be an effective birth partner – birth support education
Tailored birth planning
Relaxation techniques and sound bath session
A more holistic and physiological approach to birth
Use of essential oils, massage and other complementary therapies
And so much more…


Hear from people who have attended the programme recently.

My partner was much more prepared for our birth, and he learned so many useful ways to help me on the day.
Thank you!

I previously had a very traumatic NHS birth. Attending helped to heal me and believe in myself again. We had the most calm and relaxed home birth.

The gentle water birth I experienced was possible
because both my partner and I learnt so many hints and tips from the course.

Who is the Programme for?

First Time Parents

Our programme offers something different from the norm. We offer education around birth choices and a different more holistic approach to pregnancy and birth so you can be prepared wherever you choose to give birth, at home or in a hospital setting.

Healing Birth Trauma

We understand that not everyone has a great first birth experience. Our programme is designed to heal any previous birth traumas, putting you in a more calm and confident position for your next birth. We fill you with empowerment and provide advocacy and support.

Fully Inclusive

We value every unique birthing individual and their unique experience. Our programme is designed for everyone including same sex couples, IVF families and one parent families too. We provide the tools you need to have the birth of your choice.

For NHS Partners

Our programme leaders can facilitate a full one day introductory session on our Calm and Confident Birth practices. Please contact us for more information on this programme for NHS trusts, hospitals and maternity workers.

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Our Programme Leaders

Delivering the programme are Tracy and Katy who between them have over 50 years of experience in the midwifery and birth world. Experts in clinical care, midwifery, holistic approaches, home birth, homeopathy, reiki, hypno-birthing, yoga and more.

Tracy Thomas Zest Director

Tracy Thomas

Qualified Midwife and ZEST Director

Tracy is a registered practicing midwife with over 25 years of experience. She has held senior leadership roles within both the private sector and the NHS. Tracy offers advocacy and support to pregnant individuals and their families. She has created many of our Training Programmes including the Calm and Confident Birth Programme.

Katy Shay

Health & Wellbeing Expert & ZEST Director

With 25 years of running a thriving homeopathy practice, and a background in agricultural zoology and tropical medicine, Katy brings expertise in many complementary therapies. These include yoga, nutrition, relaxation, mindfulness, and sound bath therapy. She provides gentle holistic care.
She is also a trained MaMa (doula).

Feel empowered, centred and prepared for pregnancy and birth.

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Register your Interest

Welcome! Please add your email so we can let you know the next dates for our Calm and Confident Birth Programme and Courses and provide you with any early bird offers, discounts or other relevant events.

“I am eternally grateful for the wealth of information that I took form the course, I had a relaxed labour and beautiful birth as I was so in control and confident.”
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