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'Ingrid, your classes were the best yoga classes in the world, they were informative, fun, helpful, interesting, warm and engaging. Through them I gained confidence in myself, my body and my baby and for this I cannot thank you enough.' Carrie & little Robyn - - - 'I highly recommend Ingrid's pregnancy yoga & birth preparation classes to both my NHS and private expectant mothers. Ingrid's classes are an excellent way to stay healthy in mind and body throughout pregnancy and to be well-prepared for birth.' Dr. Claire Mellon, GP & Obstetrician - - - 'I wanted to thank you for the breathing techniques you taught me which proved invaluable and for giving me the confidence I could do it without an epidural, by trusting myself and my body. Six days later, I feel great, I was lucky I did not have any tearing whatsoever and that labour was quick and super effective. Recovery has been second to none. I want to thank you again for all your support and your great yoga classes!' Liana - - - 'Thank YOU Ingrid, you're one in a million. The breathing techniques you gave us in the last relaxation got me right to 10cm easily! Remarkable. So delighted to have birthed a breech baby avoiding a c section.' Natalie



This section contains links to websites providing information about maternity services to help you prepare for a positive and well-supported birth experience. We can all benefit from the ideas, insights, teachings, research, conclusive evidence shared here.

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Medical anthropologist and extraordinary visionary Dr. Francoise Barbira-Freedman, has pioneered perinatal yoga since the 1980's. Her contributions to the greater enjoyment of pregnancy, birth and babies through the spiral of joy are immense. Birthlight has trained most of the current pregnancy yoga providers & provides training worldwide. Francoise continues to be an inspiration worldwide.


Integrated Medic

Outstanding obstetrician & gyneacologist Dr. Amali Lokugamage's contributions to safer and more enjoyable pregnancy and motherhood are immense.

Gentle Birth Method
Wonderful obstetrician and A-list 'baby-guru' Dr. Gowri Motha and her approach to help you to prepare for a gentle birth.

Womb Ecology
The most vital branch of human ecology. Obstetrician Dr. Michel Odent's contribution to knowledge surrounding the primal period is vast.

Primal Health
Obstetrician Dr. Michel Odent's database explores correlations between the 'primal period' (fetal life, perinatal period and year following birth) and health and personality traits in later life.


From Womb To World - wonderful maternal-child health nurse and doula Anna Verwaal on healing from perinatal imprints.

Mothers 35 plus
Information and resources for women choosing to have children later in life.

Twins & Multiple Births Association (TAMBA)
Information & resources for families with twins, triplets or more.

Sheila Kitzinger
To stimulate your questioning, validate your feelings, to support the science and art of midwifery, and to share your journey of self-discovery.

Birth Crisis Network

A help line set up by Sheila Kitzinger in Britain that women can ring if they want to talk about a traumatic birth.

Home Birth Reference
Excellent resource site for facts all about homebirth.

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
Important information for women preparing for vaginal birth after caesarean birth.