Ready for Birth2020-10-28T20:53:20+00:00

READY FOR BIRTH 

360° birth preparation that promotes
clarity, tranquility and confidence.
Get ready for birth in a class-, private- or online course. 

Birth preparation during COVID-19/Corona

Ready for Birth – Class Course

5 weeks class course

360° birth preparation in five foreseeable modules.

Through inspiring presentations, hands-on exercises and activities, evidence based information and talk we strive for individuality; that you and your partner feel safe, primed and ready for birth – no matter how it will unfold.

At Copenhagen Doulas we do not teach by a particular method. During our Ready for Birth class course you and your partner will build a mutual foundation for how you want to welcome your baby – there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ model, you will have to find your individual recipe.
We show you the possibilities and options, guide you and pave the way for you to make the choices that make sense to you.

Ready for Birth is in five foreseeable modules.

We call it essential birth preparation that nourishes you during pregnancy,  strenghten your team work with your partner and make you ready for birth.

The first two modules are ‘women-only’ the last three modules are with partners and prospective birth helpers.

Louise and Karina Isolde will be teaching in four of the modules, midwife Una Vithner teaches one of the modules for couples.

We recommend that you are between week 24-32 when the class course starts up.

Module #1 – Women only
The strength and vulnerability of pregnancy.
How challenges can help you uncover your full potential. We’ll teach you simple and effective tools that can help and guide you to listen to, trust in and navigate from your intuition in order for you to achieve peace, inner balance and trust.

Module #2 – Women only
Your wise body and baby’s journey.
Learn how to listen to your body and how to let it guide you during birth, and know baby’s needs during birth and how you support her/him best possible on her/his journey out into your arms.

Module #3 – with partners
The puzzling world of birth and parent cooperation.
Birth is more than strenuous physical work – it’s a significant journey for all three of you. You’ll learn how consciuous cooporation can lead to a calm and safe birthing experience.

Module #4 – with partners
Birth from A-Z .
We turn up information about the course of birth and what to expect during labour and birth in the Danish health care system.  

Module #5 – with partners
Birthing positions.
You’ll be guided through beneficial postitions for labour and birth and your partner will learn tools that facilitates a natural and safe birth and enhances self confidence. 

Classes coming up

The classes vary between practical excercises, dialogue and information based on latest evidence and our broad experiences. 10,5 hours of essential birth- and parenthood preparation that turn on your self-confidence, strenghten your teamwork as a couple and make you ready for a gentle and safe birthing experience.

2020-7 SOLD OUT
Start up:
 November 5th
Dates: Thursdays 5/11, 12/11, 19/11, 26/11, 3/12
Time: 19:00-21:00 (NB! 7-9:30pm when midwife Una is teaching)
Venue:
Prana Yoga Shala
Magstræde 10C
1205 Cph K

Due-period: December/January/February

 

2020-8
Start up:
 December 10
Dates: Thursdays 10/12, 17/12,  7/1, 14/1, 21/1
Time: 19:00-21:00 (NB! 7-9:30pm when midwife Una is teaching)
Venue:
Prana Yoga Shala
Magstræde 10C
1205 Cph K

Due-period: January/February

 

2021-1
Start up:
 January 6 2021
Dates: Wednesdays 6/1, 13/1, 20/1, 27/1, 3/2
Time: 19:00-21:00 (NB! 7-9:30pm when midwife Una is teaching)
Venue:
Kbh’s Yoga
Østerbrogade 56E
2100 Cph Ø

Due-period: February/March

 

2021-2
Start up:
 February 24 2021
Dates: Wednesdays 24/2, 3/3, 10/3, 17/3, 24/3
Time: 19:00-21:00 (NB! 7-9:30pm when midwife Una is teaching)
Venue:
Kbh’s Yoga
Østerbrogade 56E
2100 Cph Ø

Due-period: March/April/May

 

2.995,00 DKK/couple – including a comprehensive workbook.

NB! From January 2021 the price will be 3.195,00

How many participants will there be in the Ready for Birth class?
There are maximum 8 couples in the classes.

Corona guidelines and restrictions
We follow the Danish Health Authority’s guidelines and we ventilate and sanitize the studios before and after our class – and we do have hand sanitizer and keep a proper distance between your seats.
During the corona pandemic the programme might be subject to change.

Where are the classes held?
Ready for Birth are held in the beautiful Prana Yoga  in the central part of old town Copenhagen in Magstræde 10C or in the cosy Kbh’s Yoga very close to Trianglen in Østerbrogade 56E.

How do I get there?
Prana Yoga Shala:
Take the Metro M3 and get off at Gammel Strand – from here there’s a 5 min walk.
You can also take the s-train to Nørreport and walk – it’s a 10 min walk.
Busses 1A and 2A stops at Vindelbrogade – from here there’s a 3 min walk.
If you are biking you can park your bike in the bike stands in the courtyard opposite the door.
If you arrive by car you need to exercise your patience and make sure you remember to register and pay via the EasyPark App – it’s in the red zone and it’s 15,00 dkk/hour in the evening.

Kbh’s Yoga:
Take the Metro M3 and get off at Trianglen – from here there’s a 5 min walk.
Bus 1A stops at Trianglen as well.
You can also take the S-train to Østerport and walk – it’s a 10 min walk.
If you are biking you can park your bike along the sidewalk.
If you arrive by car you also need to exercise your patience and make sure you remember to register and pay via the EasyPark App – it’s in the blue zone and it’s 15,00 dkk/hour in the evening.

Which Ready for Birth class should I sign up for?
We recommend that you chose a class that begins when you are between week 24 and 32. If you are in doubt whether or not you are able to make all five modules before your baby choose to arrive earthside then choose an earlier class.

If I miss one of the modules, will I be able to take that module in another Ready for Birth class course?
Yes it’s possible to drop in and take the module in one of our other Ready for Birth classes if it’s possible for you to make it before your baby arrive – we cannot guarantee it will be possible. Please send us an e-mail and make your inquiry at mail@copenhagendoulas.dk.

Will I get a refund if I give birth before the Ready for Birth class course ends?
You will not get a refund.

Who is teaching?
Louise and Karina Isolde (Copenhagen Doulas) teach four of the modules.
Midwife Una Vithner teaches the “Birth from A-Z”-module.

What should I bring for the classes?
We recommend comfortable clothes for moving freely.
We also encourage you to bring your favorite notebook and pen – and if snacks are not enough to keep you full and well then please bring some food (we don’t have a fridge, so please bring food suited for room temperature)
Because of corona-restrictions we kindly ask you to bring your own yoga mat/blanket and a pillow.

Why are the first two modules ‘women only’?
This is because experience has shown us that being in a circle of women increases the level of confidence and pave the way for diving deeper into the realms of pregnancy and motherhood.

Will I get a discount if I’m a single mom?
The price is the same and we warmly recommend you to bring your friend, sister or other support-person so you have someone in your network to go to, share and for support on your journey to motherhood.

How do I enrol a Ready for Birth class course?
Please press the buy-button below or visit our shop and choose the class you want to enrol. Add to basket and proceed to checkout – fill in your name and e-mail and proceed to payment. You can pay with VISA or MasterCard  or MobilePay.

Can I pay via MobilePay?
Yes, it’s possible to pay by MobilePay.

Ready for Birth – Private

Individual private birth preparation 5 x 75 min

Ready for Birth – Private is for you who are not able to join a class course or just want individual birth preparation in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

We will cover the same as in our Ready for Birth class course – adding an individual touch and the possibility of tailoring the sessions for your and your partners needs and wishes.

We do not teach by a particular method but organise the session so that you and your partner will build a mutual foundation for how you want to welcome your baby – there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ model, you will have to find your individual recipe.

Through Ready for Birth – Private we show you your possibilities and options, guide you and pave the way for you to make the choices that make sense to you.

Ready for Birth – Private is five sessions at 75 minuttes each.

  • The strength and vulnerability of pregnancy
  • Creating a safe and positive birth environment
  • Your wise body and baby’s journey
  • The puzzling world of birth and parent cooperation
  • Birth from A-Z – also from baby’s perspective
  • How to navigate the Danish health care system
  • Beneficial resting- and birthing positions
  • Creating a personal birth plan

5 x 75 minuttes

5.750,00 DKK

+ transportation, 250,00 DKK per session, if you live more than 10 km from Copenhagen Ø.

My boyfriend and I attended ‘Ready for Birth’ course with Louise and Karina Isolde – and we loved it.

It was great to be together in this travel of getting ready for birth and we both enjoyed the hands-on exercises and the theoretical part.

Louise and Karina Isolde are well educated and experienced, they are well spoken and has great empathy.

And then it was great to meet other pregnant couples from around the world.

I definitely recommend others to do the same.

Kristine, first time mom

Copenhagen Doulas was an amazing learning experience for me and my wife.

Karina Isolde and Louise do an amazing job teaching and supporting parents through the amazing journey that is pregnancy and birth.

I would specially like to highlight that the courses are personalized for every couple, making it an unique experience.

Karina Isolde and Louise thank you for all the love and support during our journey.

Morgan, first time dad

The ‘Ready for Birth’ class put our minds at ease by giving us extensive information about birth and teaching us how to relieve stress and anxiety about the process.

Karina Isolde and Louise are forces of nature who taught us a less scary way to think about birth, how to cope, as well as how to manage relationships with medical professionals involved in pregnancy and birth.

As an added bonus, we build a great network of moms who continue to meet and support each other!”

Tanja, first time mom

Doing the ‘Ready for Birth’ preparation class with Copenhagen Doulas was one of the best experiences I had during my pregnancy. I could share my feelings and be at ease.

I was extremely scared about the idea of birth and delivery, as a first time mom, but learning how to keep calm through talking, various exercises and yoga, really helped me through.

And of course, extremely thankful for the mommy group with whom I can relate every experience.

Nusrat, Isayah's mom

I found Copenhagen Doulas and signed up to their ‘Ready for Birth’ class and I couldn’t be happier that I did.

The course helped me build mental and spiritual strength for the road ahead, not just internally but with my partner too, bonding us closer together.

The course also acted as a social springboard too and our group still keeps in regular contact, upholding and supporting each other which I am so grateful for.

I highly recommend this course for anyone who is pregnant and wants to add joy and confidence into the process!

Honey, Leo's mom

Ready for Birth – Private ONLINE

Online private birth preparation 5 x 75 min

In the current COVID-19 situation it is especially important for you to feel calm and confident in the build up to your baby’s birth. Our Ready for Birth – Private ONLINE is tailored the current situation. 

Ready for Birth – Private ONLINE is for you who want individual birth preparation and the flexibility to join from your computer, laptop or phone where ever you are located.

We do not teach by a particular method but organise the session so that you and your partner will build a mutual foundation for how you want to welcome your baby – there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ model, you will have to find your individual recipe.

Through Ready for Birth – Private ONLINE we aim to show you your options, clarify your needs and pave the way for you to make the choices that make sense to you.

Ready for Birth – Private ONLINE is five sessions at 75 minuttes each.

  • Navigating the COVID-19 regulations
  • Creating a safe and positive birth environment
  • Your wise body and baby’s journey
  • Comfort measures for pregnancy, labour and birth
  • The puzzling world of birth and conscious parent cooperation
  • Coping with worries and fear
  • Birth from A-Z – also from baby’s perspective
  • How to navigate the Danish health care system
  • Beneficial positions for labour and birth
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnancy, labour and birth
  • Creating a personal birth plan

All will be tailored to meet your individual and specific needs and wishes.

The Ready for Birth – Private ONLINE is brought to you via tablet, laptop or phone. We use Zoom which means you don’t need to have an account or install anything, we will simply send you a link and invite you.

Before each session we will send you an e-mail with link, password, practical information and what you need to prepare and have ready for the upcoming session.

5 x 75 minuttes

3.975,00 DKK

Studies show that the presence of a doula during birth results in shorter births, fewer interventions, and less need for medical pain-relief amongst other things. 

Hodnett et al 2012 & Evidence Based Birth 2017