An inspiring online antenatal programme to support you as you prepare for the birth of your baby and beyond - all from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world!



Your Birth, Your Way does not focus on one specific method or philosophy of childbirth and parenting . It is a complete programme designed to inspire you to connect with what is personally important, educate you so that you are able to identify what choices to make and support you in creating positive experiences.

  • WHAT

    An online antenatal course with 30 videos, over 6 hours of learning and a private online community covering all aspects of childbirth, life with a baby and infant feeding.

  • HOW

    Immediate access to video lessons, exercises, worksheets, an information-packed resources section and a supportive members' only Facebook group. Access to course for 9 months.

  • WHY

    Research shows that women and their partners who take part in antenatal preparation courses report a higher satisfaction with their birth experience. (Schrader McMillan et al. 2009)

WHAT RESULTS DO WE PROMISE? ​

After completing Your Birth, Your Way you will:

  • Feel confident about where and how you would prefer to give birth, whilst knowing that you will be able to have a positive birth no matter what path the birth may take

  • Feel more in control, knowing that you have all the information you need to make informed choices every step of the way

  • Have a range of practical information and tips for you and your birth partner to draw on, all of which can make a real and positive difference to your labour

  • Feel relaxed about caring for your baby, armed with excellent breastfeeding knowledge and aware of what is normal newborn behaviour.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING!

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The biggest help I got before birth!

Hale Alkan

How I wish I could have had such a course before my planned C-sect almost 6 years ago. I decided to have a VBAC and found this course online. It helped me a ...

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How I wish I could have had such a course before my planned C-sect almost 6 years ago. I decided to have a VBAC and found this course online. It helped me a lot to believe in myself. I have learned that getting the right information means a lot in one's pregnancy journey. There are 3 weeks ahead, and I am waiting excitedly for my little one to come. Thank you so much for providing all the up-to-date information generously and in an unbiased manner.

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Fantastic

Daniela Galli

How good to have this opportunity to get all this very informative helpful Prenatal course . Thank you Kiki

How good to have this opportunity to get all this very informative helpful Prenatal course . Thank you Kiki

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Reassured and more confident

Jeanette Majewski

Cannot believe this course is such a good price! It is great and has really helped my partner and I feel more confident. Thank you so much.

Cannot believe this course is such a good price! It is great and has really helped my partner and I feel more confident. Thank you so much.

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Excellent!

Sharon Bennedick

Birth your way is excellent for mums to be or anyone in the birthing industry.

Birth your way is excellent for mums to be or anyone in the birthing industry.

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Your Birth Your Way is brilliant!

miriam van doorn

Very informative, full off amazing tips and extremely knowledgeable information.

Very informative, full off amazing tips and extremely knowledgeable information.

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It's good

Patience Musiwa

Great content

Great content

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An absolute must!

Nichola Hunter

This course is not only insightful but I feel essential for first time mums. Delivered in a way that is accessible with lots of useful tools to empower and i...

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This course is not only insightful but I feel essential for first time mums. Delivered in a way that is accessible with lots of useful tools to empower and inform

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Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome to Your Birth, Your Way!

    2. Introduction

    3. Course curriculum

    4. Course completion secrets

    5. How to use the Cheat Sheets

    1. Snapshot

    2. L1: How do you feel about childbirth?

    3. L1: Deck of emotions

    4. L1: Three tools for your adventure

    5. L1: If you've already given birth

    6. L1: Slide deck

    7. L2: Where to give birth

    8. L2: Birthplace Study Q&As

    9. L2: Slide deck

    10. L3: Things to consider beforehand

    11. L3: Optimal Foetal Positioning

    12. L3: Slide deck

    13. Checking-in with Kicki

    14. EXTRA RESOURCES MODULE ONE

    15. End of Module One - Reflective Survey

    1. Snapshot

    2. L1: Birth physiology

    3. L1: Illustration of birth physiology

    4. L1: Three steps to shut down your neo-cortex

    5. L1: Slide deck

    6. L2: Path to birth

    7. L2: Eight reasons for unnecessary pain

    8. L2: Slide deck

    9. Checking-in with Kicki

    10. EXTRA RESOURCES MODULE TWO

    11. End of Module Two - Reflective Survey

    1. Snapshot

    2. L1: First stage of labour

    3. L1: Contraction exercise

    4. L1: Slide deck

    5. L2: Second stage of labour

    6. L2: Perineal massage

    7. L2: Slide deck

    8. L3: Third stage of labour

    9. L3: Care plan Template

    10. L3: Slide deck

    11. Checking-in with Kicki

    12. EXTRA RESOURCES MODULE THREE

    13. End of Module Three - Reflective Survey

    1. Snapshot

    2. L1: The management of birth

    3. L1: What to pack for hospital

    4. L1: Slide deck

    5. L2: Pain management

    6. L2: Massage to help her feel good

    7. L2: Slide deck

    8. L3: Variations of birth

    9. L3: Slide deck

    10. Checking-in with Kicki

    11. EXTRA RESOURCES MODULE FOUR

    12. End of Module Four - Reflective Survey

    1. Snapshot

    2. L1: Early days as parents

    3. L1: Slide deck

    4. L2: Common issues

    5. L2: Slide deck

    6. Checking-in with Kicki

    7. EXTRA RESOURCES MODULE FIVE

    8. End of Module Five - Reflective Survey

About this course

  • £67.00
  • 78 lessons
  • 7 hours of video content

Your Instructor

Award-winning Doula | Author | Educator Kicki Hansard

Kicki Hansard was born in Swedish Lapland, the magical land of the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. She is a Certified Birth and Postnatal Doula and a Professional Relaxation Therapist. She has a BSc in Social Sciences from the Open University. Kicki has also completed the City and Guild Award in Adult Teaching (7303).

Kicki has been preparing hundreds of women and couples for childbirth since 2002 and supported many of them in labour, birth and the postnatal period. She has a wealth of experience in all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Kicki believes that birth is a truly normal, and at the same time, deeply profound event that is optimised by personalised support, defined birth goals with flexibility built in and solid education.

Her goals are to instil confidence with true information, equipping women and families for the work of labour, birth and postnatal period, build a trusting safe rapport, and understand each family's unique needs and birth goals.

In November 2015, Kicki's first book 'The Secrets of Birth' was published and in 2017, her book won a Janey Lee Grace Loves Platinum GOLD Award.  Kicki is also a chapter contributor to the book 'The Roar Behind the Silence' and her second book, "Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide for Midwives, Doulas and Other Healthcare Professionals", was published in 2020.

FAQs

  • WHY SHOULD YOU DO AN ANTENATAL COURSE WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING?

    RESEARCH FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK SHOWED THAT:

    Antenatal preparation leads to improved coping, greater partner support and a better birth experience.

    Women and their partners who took part in antenatal preparation courses had a higher satisfaction with their birth experience compared to those that didn’t. ​Imagine what it would feel like to be able to make truly informed choices and feel in control of your labour and birth. For that to happen, it is vital that you chose an antenatal programme that offers you unbiased information based on not only research but also real life experiences; Your Birth, Your Way does just that!

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING YOUR BIRTH, YOUR WAY RATHER THAN A TRADITIONAL ANTENATAL CLASS?

    YOUR BIRTH, YOUR WAY IS A PIONEERING NEW ANTENATAL PROGRAMME

    #1. It has been professionally designed to ensure that women, birthing people and their partners have a good, solid understanding of childbirth so that they can make informed choices during labour. Whilst many antenatal courses finish with birth, Your Birth, Your Way is structured to prepare parents for life once their baby is in their arms, with support all the way through.

    #2. It can be difficult to find an antenatal class which fits in around work and personal commitments, as you find yourself juggling nesting, preparing, and socialising before your baby arrives. Your Birth, Your Way is designed to work for you, and that means making it easy for you to do the course at a time - and place - which suits you, whether it’s on the sofa with your partner or on your lunch break, or at your desk. You can share the login details with your birth partner(s) too, so that they can learn at their own pace.

    ​ #3. Antenatal classes are traditionally seen as a place to meet and chat with other pregnant couples, which can mean that the information is not as detailed as it could be. This is especially the case if other couples have different needs or interests which they want to discuss; we’ve all been in a class or training where someone monopolises the conversation! Although what you learn in traditional antenatal classes is relevant, there is often not quite enough time to cover everything you need to know to make truly informed decisions. Your Birth, Your Way gives you all the information necessary for you to make your own choices - plus links to further resources so you can go even deeper if you wish.

    #4. Your Birth, Your Way gives you the opportunity to discuss your questions, options, worries, and choices in private conversation with a highly experienced doula, so you can talk about whatever is important to you personally, for however long it takes without feeling embarrassed or rushed. There is also access to a members-only Facebook group where, if you wish, you can share your journey and experiences with other parents, whilst at the same time, learning of theirs. Why not make it a habit that after each visit to your midwife, you come to the Facebook group and ask any questions that you might have?

  • HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAMME TAKE TO COMPLETE?

    The course is designed to run over six weeks but it can be completed more quickly.

    As soon as you begin the programme, you will start to feel more informed, confident, and relaxed about giving birth.

Commit to feeling in control!

You will thank me later!