Giving birth is not an easy process – it is more common than not to experience strong labour pains and increased anxiety. Our Birth Breathing and Relaxation class is perfect for women who would like to learn a more natural way to deal with stress and pain during labour.
This class introduces you to meditation and breathing techniques that encourage a peaceful state of mind and deep connection with your body. This class is suitable for all expecting mothers as an enhancement to other antenatal classes and can be taken as often as you like.
Wednesdays lunchtime, 12.30–2.00 pm, once or twice per month – but can be scheduled on other days. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to attend on current available dates.
Perfect for those who have not attended classes before, those who have not had any breathing practice, second-time mothers, or those who wish to practise their breathing techniques once antenatal classes have finished.
90-minute breathing and meditation session
This group class teaches breathing techniques that are very useful for reducing stress, labour pain, and encouraging peaceful childbirth. During the 90-minute session, we will talk about some of our recommended techniques, and we will spend a full hour on meditation and relaxation practical exercises.
The class must be booked in advance as this is not a drop-in session and places must be reserved.
This class is recommended to be repeated more than once. You can book just one or attend more often – the choice is yours.
For women only.
If you haven’t taken any antenatal classes and are currently expecting, we recommend our Babies and Beyond class for you and your birth partner. This 4-week course includes everything you need to know before welcoming your little one – and plenty of time to answer any questions you and your partner may have!
We also offer an Express version of this class at an amazing value – condensed into a 1-day workshop, held each Saturday.
In the beginning, I questioned what we would be doing in class as I felt the videos gave all the info we needed, but on reflection, it became clear that the videos were just a starting point - the beauty of the classes was 2 whole hours of questions answered by experts who were honest and warm. As I'm sure you hear all the time, doctors appointments in HK are rushed and I never really feel like they have time for all my questions - let alone the 'silly' ones I don't even dare to ask. Yet at the Annerley classes, these questions were never deemed as silly or time-wasting - and attention was paid to every question or concern, no matter how trivial we may have thought it was.
With our first new addition to our family on the way and no idea what to expect, we signed up for Annerley's 4-week "Babies and Beyond" prenatal course. The course was everything we could have hoped for, covering every possible topic you could think of and offering very practical solutions to the very wide variety of challenges that being pregnant and having a newborn can throw at you. Over and above learning about giving birth and dealing with the first few weeks of parenthood, one of the biggest benefits to signing up for the course was being able to meet other couples going through all of the same emotions and concerns that we had been struggling through for weeks before. As a family, we could not be happier that we opted for Annerley, and we couldn't recommend their care highly enough.
Ashleigh & John
To the incredible team at Annerley. Thank you so much to you all for the amazing care and support you gave us throughout our pregnancy journey. From day one you made us feel so welcome! We couldn't be more pleased with the quality of care we received along the way. My husband and I found the 'Babies and Beyond' informative and helpful and gave us opportunities to meet other lovely parents-to-be in a relaxed and fun way! With Annerley support, alongside the support of our private doctor, we have always felt like we were in the best hands and we couldn't have asked for a more sensitive, nurturing and caring service.
Jessica & Rowan
Thank you so much for all your help and support. We had relocated to Hong Kong and had no idea where to start! Fortunately, the Annerley team helped alleviate our anxieties and fears. The home visits were literally a life-saver and the breastfeeding assistance was fantastic. There is no way we would still be breastfeeding after five months, had it not been for the wonderful help. Our gorgeous boy is thriving and the Annerley team played a big part! Thanks again!
Fleur & David