Our Cambridge active birth course runs from Satyam Yoga and Wellbeing Studios and is taught by Becky Talbot. This course is delivered over two weekly sessions from 7:30 – 9:30pm. The course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the physiological and hormonal process of birth and to give you the confidence to follow your instincts during labour for an easier, quicker more comfortable birth. Groups are kept small (maximum of 6 couples) so there is plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions and you can meet other parents to be in a relaxed atmosphere. You can attend active birth classes at any point in your pregnancy, but most women start sometime after 24 weeks. Birth partners are encouraged to attend.

What will you learn?

  • What a normal physiological labour and birth would typically look like
  • How to prepare your body for labour using diet, exercise and good posture
  • How to encourage your baby into an optimal position for birth
  • How to recognise when labour has begun
  • Positions and movements you may find helpful in labour
  • How to use a birth ball in both pregnancy and during your birth
  • How your partner can support you using counter pressure and physical comfort measures
  • Everything you need to know about water birth

Half Price Breastfeeding Workshop

All course attendees will also have the opportunity to attend one of our breastfeeding workshops for £22.50 which is half the usual price. You will be emailed a discount code which you can then use to sign up for your preferred date.

How much does it cost and what does it include?

The cost is £95 per couple. This cost includes access to a private online support group via facebook with videos and digital handouts and a whatsapp group for each cohort. Complimentary hot drinks and snacks are provided.

Upcoming Dates

October Course
Session 1: Thursday 8th October 2020
Session 2: Thursday 15th October 2020
All sessions 7:30pm – 9:30pm

November Course
Session 1: Thursday 19th November
Session 2: Thursday 26th November
All sessions 7:30pm – 9:30pm

January Course
Session 1: 
Thursday 14th January 2021
Session 2: Thursday 21st January 2021
All Sessions 7:30pm – 9:30pm




Satyam Yoga and Wellbeing Centre, 2-4 Hawthorn Way, Cambridge CB4 1AX (just off Chesterton Road). Easily accessible by car or bike for those living or working in Cambridge or the surrounding villages). Free parking available.