Welcome to Birthways! My name is Edwina and I'm a KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner; 'Birthing from Within' Childbirth Mentor; Life Coach, Registered Shiatsu Practitioner, mother of two girls and the founder of 'Birthways'....
At Birthways, we believe that…
Childbirth can be an empowering, positive, life-changing event - something to embrace and celebrate; look forward to and honour as a rite of passage
free from fear and anxiety.
Each birth journey is unique. There are many ways to give birth.
No right way; no wrong way…just your way.
We all have our own individual approach to prepare for the birth of our child.
With this in mind, I offer both KG Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes and also
‘Birthing From Within’(BFW) Birth Preparation Workshops.
Both styles of classes have differences in their approach but share the common aim of helping you feel confident, positive and empowered during your labour and the birth of your child; to give birth instinctively - your way.
It can feel overwhelming, especially if this is your first baby, to be presented with so many antenatal classes to choose between . From group classes to private sessions ; Hypnobirthing to Birthing From Within; NCT to NHS…the options can be confusing. Choosing the approach that instinctively resonates with you and that you feel will give you the best experience is a good rule of thumb. It’s comforting to know that whatever approach you choose, there is no right or wrong. Studies show that families that choose to take a class of any sort tend to be more satisfied with their birth process, more informed about their choices and more connected to their babies.
These antenatal classes will be invaluable whether you are planning a home or hospital birth; expecting your first child or would like to enhance a subsequent birth experience.
They may be taken instead of or to complement NCT or NHS classes.
Our time together will be filled with lots of useful practical tips and powerful insights which will allow you to build trust in birth, your body, your baby, each other and in your capacity to work with whatever challenges your birth journey may present to you without fear, anxiety or self-judgement.
Do you have the sense that there is much more to birth than just a medical process?
Are you ready to open to your inner wisdom and harness the power within you to birth?
Would your birth partner find it helpful to discover practical ways to be a true support to you during labour?
If so, I invite you to let me join you, as your Childbirth Mentor, on your special, unique birth journey…
'Passionate that all birthing women have the opportunity to experience this time as best they can; to feel empowered and in touch with the inner strength and intuition that naturally lies within each of us...whatever unfolds during their birth journey...'
Edwina Cheng, Birthways
Birthing from Within Inspired Workshops
'BIRTHING FROM WITHIN' approach is a very personal, holistic approach to birth preparation. It's based on the philosophy that childbirth is a profound rite of passage which should be honoured and celebrated. In addition to practical information,great importance is placed on mental and emotional preparation. A variety of multi-sensory approaches may be used including visualisation, breathing and doodling! These experiential moments will open the doorway to powerful insights and enable you to create your own unique set of coping skills. Birthing partners will also learn how to be an effective support.
KG HYPNOBIRTHING is a complete birth education programme. Learn how to release fear (which can create pain) and gain a powerful toolkit of techniques including breathing, visualisation and self-hypnosis to help you journey confidently through your labour . By using self-hypnosis techniques you, as the one in control, will be able to put yourself into an altered state of awareness during labour to remain relaxed and calm. Hypnobirthing acknowledges the importance of the birth companion's role and gives them a specific part to play.
Shiatsu Massage for Pregnancy
SHIATSU is a highly respected, Japanese holistic treatment, given through clothes.This wonderfully relaxing treatment encourages the release and relief of physical and emotional tensions related to pregnancy. At conception and during pregnancy a woman’s deeper reservoirs of energy are drawn upon to prepare her body to support her growing baby. Nourishing both body and mind enables the best, balanced production of natural energy for mother and baby during pregnancy, labour and the post natal period.