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"Helen I wanted to let you know about the safe arrival of our beautiful little girl, Seoda. She arrived into the world with gusto weighing 5lbs 7ozs, as you know she had to come early. I did your yoga class before I left the house! I took off with my mat and ball (none of which I did first time around). I was given the gel at midnight. I relaxed and slept until 5am. Then out I got on my mat and ball. I was examined at 8:15am and was 3cm. My waters broke, I continued on my mat on my own, breathing through my contractions until the midwife came in and could see the baby's head! Our daughter was born at 9:48am on all fours. My husband just about made the birth! He was sooo happy when he entered the room and saw me on the mat. My dream came true Helen! It was the most amazing experience!! I'm happy & empowered to say, you made this experience one of the best things I have done in my life! I feel amazing after it. Helen, you were with me throughout the whole thing and I brought all my learnings and tips to play during the pregnancy and labour. I'm simply on air! Thank you! Much, much love xxxxx. "
Did you know that:
“Yoga helps to increase vaginal delivery rate, decrease premature delivery rate, reduce birth weight, shorten the first stage of labor and the second stage of labour. Yoga has no negative impact on the fetus”
Rong et al (2020)
DO YOU EVER
Well my lovely, if you've answered yes to any of these (I know exactly how you feel!), then I can help you!
"Hi Helen, Baby Fern arrived yesterday at 2.40pm. It went very fast in the end! I went into labour at 7am & stayed upright through it all, and I used the tools I learned from you over the past 6 months. The midwives were shocked when they checked me at 12.30 to say I was 9cm dilated! So my husband just made it in on time! We are over the moon with our little girl Helen. Thank you so much for giving me all the knowledge and tools to help me have the birth that I wanted. It was AMAZING! Thank you so much again Helen xxxxx. "
Caroline - The Empowered Birth xxx
Hey, I’m Helen and my passion is to help women feel more comfortable in pregnancy, have easier births (yes - easier and pretty powerful births!), they can actually enjoy. Having had three fit, healthy pregnancies and active, natural births myself, I know exactly how it feels to have an awesome pregnancy and enjoyable birth experience, and a quick and strong recovery. I'm a Pre- & PostNatal Fitness Specialist & Yoga Instructor, specializing in Active Birthing techniques, as well as a Personal Trainer. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to help over a thousand women through my popular yoga classes and birthing workshops.
I am a contributor to Dr. Sarah Duvall's world-leading women-focused corrective exercise certification for fitness and healthcare professionals, 'Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Course', as well as many Irish media platforms. I look forward to supporting you on your Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood journey.
"I just wanted to say thanks a million for all your guidance through all of the Pregnancy Yoga classes and the Empowering Birth Workshop, as well as the SUPER helpful advice on your Instagram videos and one-to-one chats at the start of each yoga class! I felt super ready for the birth of our first baby, and all the breathing techniques and active birthing positions you taught me really helped me during labour. I managed with just the gas and air thanks to your help and guidance. I'm SO happy I stumbled across your Instagram page early in my pregnancy as the classes really helped me prepare for birth as well as de-stress during the Pregnancy! It was so great they were online too as I live in Mayo and great to virtually meet other pregnant Mamas and follow their journeys too. Thanks so much, Helen for being an amazing teacher, always doing whatever you can to help and ensure anyone working with you is as prepared as they can be. Baby Caoimhe and I look forward to doing the baby massage with you shortly! "
THE EMPOWERED BIRTH
Enjoy 2 separate digital products 1) Antenatal Education 2) Prenatal Yoga Classes
All online available on our app, accessible in your pocket for whenever you need!
"I wanted to say a big THANK YOU! From your classes and our chats, I was confident in my choice to be upright, moving and using the ball in labour. I delivered my baby in an all-fours position which is ALL down to your classes. I would never have even thought of this! Thank you so much - you really do empower mamas and even thought this was baby 3, I am still learning and SO thankful I got to your classes before he arrived!"
"Baby Aideen was born on her due date at 3:50 am! She is 7.5 lbs of lovely and very content. Labour was fast and surprising and amazing. The golden spool of thread breath was my lifeline to get through the contractions! I walked and did hip circles. I was on all fours in the comfort of my living room. I'm feeling great and recovering well! Thank you so much, Helen for all of your support and wisdom. You instil such confidence in women, in their bodies and their ability to birth. I treasure every moment I spend practising yoga. Thank you for sharing that with us. We are all truly blessed by it. It had a huge impact on my ability to have the birth I wanted with strength and confidence xx"
Angela & Baby Aideen
YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
You'll get access to these incredible learning bundles of beautiful education, enabling you to feel confident and empowered in your Pregnancy & Birthing Experience.
We start with the mind to build a strong foundation for your positive Pregnancy & Birth Journey. Together we will build this foundation upon which you can flourish in your Pregnancy. Just some of the tools we will explore are: Positive Affirmations, Breathing Techniques for labour; Releasing Fear Meditations, Birth Visualizations, Relaxations
Did you know that you can help get your baby into an 'optimal' birthing position during your pregnancy? This can lead to a much shorter birth! In this bundle of love, you'll learn how to manage your day-to-day posture and everyday tasks in order to optimize baby's position. I'm obsessive about this as most of my clients are totally unaware of this - it's powerful!
Next in your journey to empowerment is getting a solid foundation of what your Pelvic Floor is and how to do your Pelvic Floor Exercises. We'll also learn how to manage Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain, including the most up-to-date physio-led research, which is a gamechanger at minimizing pain in your body.
EMPOWERING BIRTH WORKSHOP:
This is a biggie! You will receive the FULL 4-hour workshop, which is broken down into 6 manageable video lessons. It is designed to build confidence in women's ability to understand what's happening in their own bodies during labour, as well as what to expect from a hospital birth. Understand why you might feel pain - what medical pain relief options are available; natural methods of pain relief; interventions & how to reduce your chances; birthing positions and lots more!
LET'S GET READY FOR BABY!
Life after Pregnancy: Helen shares all her tips with you to help support you in the 4th Trimester. We will focus on strengthening and healing your Pelvic Floor muscles. We will explore what is Diastasis Recti, and you will also enjoy a pre-recorded Mama & Baby Yoga class:-)
"I just wanted to let you know that baby Faye arrived safe & sound last Friday! Labour was very powerful & intense but I managed to use lots of the active birth positions and breathing techniques that we practiced in class Helen! I used the new birth pool in Holles St. for all of my labour which was so incredible. Then I birthed her on all-fours in 10 mins! I'm so proud that I managed to have the type of birth that I wanted! Faye in doing brilliantly and we are so in-love :-) Thanks for everything Helen! xx"
WHO SHOULD JOIN THE EMPOWERED BIRTH?
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never practiced Yoga before, if you're an exercise bunny, if you've no other kiddies or if your house is already busy. No matter where you are now, The Empowered Birth has powerful resources to help shape your journey to becoming a mother. If you want a convenient, fun, powerful and truly transformative way to not just enjoy, but flourish during this beautiful but sometimes overwhelming time - to feel confident, supported and inspired every day - then The Empowered Birth is for you. I'd be so honoured to have you join.
"She’s here, baby Katie Sarah 8’3’ what a little diva, born at 1.46am after a very progressively short labour, didn’t have time to use pool and thankfully any other measures just plain old yoga breathing and movements. Helen once again ur golden spool of thread breath worked and I’m a new mama to a little beauty! Waters broke along with Katie’s head appearing, she’s a drama queen, anyway thank you, thank you for all your kindness and support
"I just wanted to let you know that baby Liam made it safely into this world! We are absolutely besotted with all 8lb 6oz of him! I wanted to say a big thank you for all your advice during The Empowered Birth classes. I was incredibly lucky to have the fast and natural labour & delivery I hoped for! I felt so calm and mentally prepared for anything going in. I was so comfortable labouring at home that I was already 9cms when I arrived at the hospital & we almost didn't make it in time! I really didn't expect this on my 1st baby! I really felt like it was such a lovely collaborative experience with the midwives & Mark. The midwives were commenting on how calm I was - I probably had loads of 'love nest' hormones flowing that you taught us! Thanks again Helen for all your support from both Mark & I. You really guided me to have the best experience I could have. Thank you!
Tracey, Mark & baby Liam xx
"Helen, I would like to say a huge thank you for everything you did for me throughout my pregnancy. I attended yoga from 16 weeks online with you right up to the end. I looked forward to your classes every week. You are an amazing person, who is so passionate about your teachings of yoga / positive empowering birth experience and you can see this in your teachings. thank you for always being so helpful & approachable to answer any questions I had throughout my pregnancy. My beautiful little girl Robyn arrived on a sunny Sunday in September. IT all happened as my husband would say 'like the movies!'. She arrived 8 days 'early' with my waters breaking on the way to Holles St. It was a quick labour. The breathing techniques you taught me in class came into gear and I used these till the end. I only had gas & air to deliver our beautiful little girl and the breathing enabled me to cope and have a natural birth. Thank you!! I would highly recommend Helen to my family & friends."