I don't know what active birth is, but I am doing Hypnobirthing with a lady called Maureen Collins who is based in Liverpool but teaches all over. She is a midwife (25 years qualified) and have found her very good so far.
It is quite hard I found to get anything 'new fangled' outside London, but persevere, there's bound to be something esp in Cheshire/Manchester area. Have just googled active birth, have you contacted the London providers to ask about north west contacts?
HTC...i'm in st helens would travel to liverpool, manchester etc. Please let me know if you have any contacts as this is something i really want to do.
emsyj....when are you due? I've ordered a hypnobirthing CD to try alongside my prep for an active birth but let me kow how you get on if you due before June. So don;t want to spend my entire birth drugged up to the nines b7but i know i'm a big wimp
I'm due in June too, mid-June to be more precise so will have to see if I beat you to it!!! Am interested in the active birth idea, seems to be from the Hypnobirthing info I have that being upright is key to having the speediest and most comfortable labour possible.
If anyone is looking for Hypnobirthing classes anywhere in the North West region of the UK, then from personal experience we would highly recommend Jane Ingleby and Emily Street. These are 2 incredibly inspirational and passionate midwives from Cheshire who are also fully qualified hypnobirthing teachers. We cannot recommend them highly enough. So much so - we had to talk about our fantastic hypnobirthing experience on our blog here greenlifediary.com