The Real Birth Workshop

Knowledge • Confidence • Empower

What The Real Birth Workshop Is All About

The Real Birth Workshop was created through the belief that all expectant parents should have access to positive birth information. It is beneficial for pregnant mums and their birth partners to have positive help with their birth preparation. We support all birthing choices because we believe in empowering you with the right information when you need it. Birth preparation is really important. It should help you feel confident in your abilities and the decisions that you make about your labour and birth. Our antenatal workshop is delivered by Tracy Ripley a trained Midwife and practising Health Visitor and additionally completed The Real Birth Programme Training. Tracy is also a Reflexology/Massage practitioner/teacher and has published work on the importance of our birth hormones in particular Oxytocin and its key role in birth, breastfeeding, and familial bonding.

Tracy will ensure the workshop is fun, informal, and informative, and talk you through your options and help with your birth preparation and birth wishes.

What To Expect

We will take you on a step-by-step journey of how our bodies birth our babies. There are amazing physical, hormonal, and emotional processes our bodies work through during labour, birth & bonding with our babies. Our aim is to help you to understand more about the physiology behind birth and labour. Learning how competent and incredible your body is can help you feel confident and relaxed through the stages of birth. We will teach practical skills to your birth partner so they feel comfortable in their role. These can be used during late pregnancy, labour, and birth to help promote calm and clear understanding.

Reduced Price Options

Depending on your circumstances we have several payment options available. Please contact The Real Birth Studio in confidence for more details as we will be delighted to help you. Under 18s Reductions up to 90% —– Parents receiving Universal Credit, income support, income-based job seekers allowance, income related employment and support allowance, working tax credit or support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Reductions up to 75% —– Parents with a yearly combined household income of less than £20,000 Reductions up to 50%% —– Parents with a yearly combined household income of between £20,001 and £25,000 Payment by Instalments Everyone can pay for a course by agreed instalments as long as the final payment is made 14 days before the course starts. To find out more please contact us directly.


The Real Birth Workshop

"This workshop is amazing! we felt comfortable asking lots of questions and we both looked forward to the birth of our little girl. I had a long labour but we were both calm and confident as we knew why this was happening"


- Claire and Chris C.

Home visits by arrangement by contacting me.

What The Workshop Covers

  • Positive attitudes in pregnancy

  • Hormones in pregnancy and birth

  • Understanding your pelvis

  • Stages of labour

  • Ways to reduce stress in labour

  • How to be a birth partner and advocate in labour

  • Positions for birthing

  • Coping mechanisms including relaxation techniques

  • Skin to skin with your baby

  • Baby’s adjustment to its new world

Online workshop programmes are now available in several languages. Please make contact through this website to register then you will be sent out a manual and access to the online programme. In addition to this, you will be given access to a private educational Facebook page containing lots of resources and other participants who can give peer support. I run a Q&A session on a weekly basis throughout your pregnancy if you wish. Face to face home visits with Covid-19 precautions will be available from September 2020.

Taster sessions are a great way to introduce our workshops and get specific information about a certain topic of interest ! They are for one hour so are great if you are busy with children or work commitments.

Date & Time
Price (£)
Book Now
Real Birth Workshop
Online Zoom / Face-To-Face
Real Birth Workshop
Real Birth Workshop
Online Zoom / Face-To-Face

Full payment only to secure a place on the workshop. Additional birth parents welcome at £20 pp

Home visits by arrangement by contacting me.

If you complete a course with Elemental Woman you get 20% off either, Baby Massage, Breastfeeding Consultancy or Paediatric First Aid at http://precious-beginnings.co.uk/