Active Birth Classes

The classes run by the Birthwise team help inspire confidence in your body’s wisdom and ability to give birth instinctively, whether at home or in hospital, by providing you with the relevant tools and knowledge to prepare you for this life-changing event.

It’s a calm and friendly environment with a chance to ask questions – get an honest response and to learn about your body in a relaxed and non clinical setting. I found the NHS classes formal and full of hospital ‘jargon’ – Patricia’s class was a breath of fresh air ‘ this is what my body is designed to do‘ was in my mind throughout my labour and (amazing!) water birth when I had Nancy. I firmly believe Patrica’s words were what kept me calm and confident whilst in a long labour with a whopping 9lb2oz baby!

The wise teachers at Birthwise, believe that the more trust and understanding we bring to the natural and extraordinary process of pregnancy and childbirth, the more positive, empowering and life-enhancing your experience can be.

With twice weekly classes, in Exeter and weekly classes in Ottery St Mary, one day courses, therapies, post natal groups and one-to-one support, these classes ensure that you are mentally, physically and emotionally prepared, for the birth of your baby as well as better able, to embrace the challenges and rewards of parenthood.

Visit their website for times, locations and more information.


A woman's body is designed to give birth safely.